Canada Rafting Trips

Rafting Calgary style infers a certain level of adventure. Just think of the word ‘stampede’ and images of cowboys (and cowgirls) riding atop bucking broncos come quickly to mind. White water rafting conjures a very similar image: rafts and rafters bucking and bouncing downstream while holding on tight. For the best stampede, Calgary is where it’s at. When it comes to the best white water rafting near Calgary, look no further than the world-famous Kicking Horse River....

Rafting and camping are perfectly suited to each other.  After a great trip on the river, nothing is finer than closing out the day in a quiet setting with a campfire and unlimited laughter. Golden, BC campgrounds are varied and filled with options (just like our river rafting roster!).  Pitch your tent next to a river, next to a lake, or on a plateau.  Each campground is unique and offers its own personality. When planning your next rafting experience with Wild Water Adventures, consider the following campgrounds. 1.  Golden Eco-Adventure Ranch  (GEAR) GEAR is so much more than just a Golden, BC...

The vast wilderness for which Canada is famous revolves around the river.  Across the great Canadian landscape, ever-shifting ribbons of water carve out valleys and meander across plains. Mighty rivers,  such as the St. Lawrence, Mackenzie and Fraser, define our country’s regions and shape a character that is uniquely Canadian. It is lifeblood, carrying and delivering nutrients, nourishment, and life throughout the heart of any habitat while also providing some of the best rafting in Canada. Rivers, like people, have character and personality; traits that are particular, or peculiar. One river may be gentle and mild, another tough and temperamental. No...

Motherhood is a special designation. Much more than a role or mere label, it is an undertaking that requires vigilance, care, and unwavering fortitude. So, too, could the term ‘river guide’ be defined. It takes a special type of personality and character to guide a raft downstream. A ‘lady rafter’, in my eyes, is that much more special; that much more unique than being known as just a river guide. On this Mother’s Day, we here at Wild Water Adventures would like to pay tribute to both the remarkable women who are mothers and to the powerful and magnificent ladies...

Get Your Victoria Day Weekend Travel Deal! Groups Of 4 Or More SAVE 25% On Any Whitewater Exciter Departure During The Month of May! Book Now Here’s how to get your 25% Whitewater Exciter discount! First, have at least 4 or more people in your group. Second, pick either a morning or afternoon departure (8:45am or 2:00pm). Third, reserve online, or by telephone, before May 21, 2019. And, finally, when booking, quote the coupon code “MAYFUN”. It’s that easy. We will take care of the rest! May Long Weekend Ideas: Wondering where to go this Victoria Day long weekend?  Wondering what to do with your...

Team building activities in Calgary are productive and fun! Your fabulous staff deserves highly entertaining, and insightful, experiences. Step into the 21st century and re-think how to build a successful team. TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES NEAR CALGARY: Corporate team building activities are unique and varied. So, too, are the locations! Activities take place inside or outside, close to home or farther afield. Big payoffs await businesses that invest in their employees. Here is our list of the Top 5 Team Building Activities Near Calgary. Your staff is worth it! Axe Throwing at Axe Games Corporate team building in Calgary can involve learning new skills....

Just like that, our 2018 rafting season has come to an end. We can’t believe how quickly it’s gone by! This year, we spent 107 days on the river, and have journeyed with over 8,500 rafters down the Kicking Horse River—our busiest summer yet! This summer has been full of big splashes, many laughs and smiles, and countless memories. It’s been a tough process, but after consulting with all on- and off-river staff, we’ve managed to come up with a list of our Top 5 Highlights from Wild Water Adventures this summer. Count them down with us! 5) Off-River Rivalry It’s not all...

Summer is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to start some trip planning. Between alpine hiking, rock climbing, sightseeing, mountain biking, white water rafting Golden on the Kicking Horse, and other activities, there’s just so much to do. We know how time-consuming it can be to find the perfect Instagram photos so, we've put together a check-list for your summer travel plans! 5 Most Instagrammable Spots Near Golden, B.C. To Check Off Your List: #1. Emerald Lake Just 20 minutes from our Golden rafting RiverBase, Emerald Lake is tucked away in the mountains. There are many great hikes you can do, or you...

& Everything You Need to Know About the History of the Kicking Horse River. The mighty fine Kicking Horse River offers breathtaking views, spectacular whitewater, and is the special home of Wild Water Adventures. It is our privilege to help share the history of the River with every one of our rafters. Whether you're joining us on the river for a whitewater adventure, or simply travelling in the area, you may learn its secrets. Here are just a few things you'll discover about the Kicking Horse River on our white water rafting trips as our guides regale you with the stories of...

He’s the one who has always known how to make you smile when you’re feeling down.  He can crack the corniest of jokes and you’ll always manage to laugh.  He’s the best adventure partner, even though he thinks his socks and sandals are appropriate attire for the outdoors.  Most importantly, he’s your #1 fan and he always will be.   He’s your Dad! One of the most influential guys in your life. Father’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to treat the guy to a gift worthy of his special place in your life. He’s put up with...

If you’ve been on a Kicking Horse River Rafting Trip with the guides from Wild Water then you probably know we have quite an interesting group of characters.  Traveling from all different corners of the world, they bring with them a range of backgrounds, quirky behaviours, and funny personalities. If you raft with them, you will be sure to see these characteristics shine through. But something you might not know about them is their superstitious rituals; the things they do behind the scenes to connect with themselves and with the river. (For the Canadians reading this, it’s just like growing a beard...

Here Comes the Summer!   Dear Rafting Guests, We are so excited to meet you. It has been a long winter, and we are ready for some adventures on the river with you! Some of us were lucky enough to spend the winter paddling warmer waters, and golfing in the sun; while others spent our days braving the Rockies’ frigid temperatures trying to get in as many ski days as possible. The change in seasons is always such an exciting time for us. The winter comes and goes, and before we know it, another rafting season is upon us. The returning team members countdown the days...

3 Things To Remember Your First Time Whitewater Rafting Not sure what to do? Don’t sweat it. At Wild Water Adventures, we’re here to make sure your first time whitewater rafting in Alberta & BC is top-notch. Listen to your Guides Our guides are not only passionate about whitewater rafting: they know their stuff. They know every inch of the Kicking Horse River. Listen during the safety talk. Listen out on the rapids--it’s not only their job to keep you safe, but to ensure that you have a fun time. They’ll give you a little bit of history and local lore about the...

Multi-Day Rafting Trips: Why You Should Go! Why spend an afternoon or a morning whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River when you can spend two days? Whether you’re seeking an adventure, or you and your friends/family want to make a vacation out of visiting the Canadian Rockies, we can cater to your multi-day whitewater rafting needs. Note that you are responsible for finding your own accommodation for these multi-day trips. Learn more about our Kicking Horse River multi-day rafting trips here! Better Value If you want more whitewater rafting with all the extra add-ons, booking multi-day rafting trips is in your favour. Whitewater...

Ahh, Canada rafting trips, the (potential) highlight of your summer! Your “Bucket List” still has “go whitewater rafting” unchecked. You want to go rafting with your friends or partner. You really, really do! But you don’t know where to start to find a solid and reputable company to go rafting with. All companies seem similar online and it’s tough to differentiate between them. Everyone says their river rafting trip is “the best”. What do you do? Here are five mistakes to avoid when choosing your rafting company to go rafting with, and your river to go rafting on: Don’t go cheap!...

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