Kicking Horse River Rafting

To All Our 2020 River Rafting Guests, Thank you for joining Wild Water Adventures on the Kicking Horse River this summer. Based on trip feedback from guests, 2020 was a wildly successful season and we appreciate everyone choosing to share their whitewater adventure with us. The summer of 2020 was less than typical and presented unique challenges.  We do have to say, however, that all our guests rose to the occasion and made it incredibly easy to comply with provincial health regulations. We greatly appreciate how everyone adhered to our protocols while still maintaining both their sense of adventure and sense of humour. Winter Adventure...

Looking for the biggest and best rafting adventure with the most whitewater action to be found in the Rockies?  Look no further than Wild Water Adventure's Maximum Horsepower rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River. The MHP, as we like to call this particular trip, definitely lives up to its name.  It is not one, but TWO runs down THE best section of whitewater the Kicking Horse River has to offer.  Rafters experience 24 exhilarating rapids and cover a total of 24 kilometres of river distance (the longest possible whitewater trip near Banff National Park!) But the adrenaline rush does not stop...

The 2020 Kicking Horse rafting season has ‘kicked’ off!  The Wild Water crew is so happy to be back on the river welcoming guests from British Columbia and Alberta, as well as other Canadian provinces. This year marks Wild Water Adventure’s 29th year of operations. We could not be more proud of all that has been achieved over the past three decades.  Protocols for safety and hygiene are so well entrenched that even COVID-19 could not stop us! Our 2020 rafting roster continues to offer daily departures on the half-day Gentle and Whitewater Exciter trips, as well as the full-length...

The big talk around the RiverBase is the upcoming highway construction project. Over the past decade or more, the TransCanada highway, between Calgary, Alberta and Kamloops, British Columbia, has been expanded and upgraded....

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....

Planning this year's vacation activities in Lake Louise? Everyone hopes for brilliant sunshine and clear skies when visiting the Rocky Mountains. We all want a picture-perfect holiday. The reality, however, is that mountain weather is highly temperamental and highly unpredictable. All four seasons can be experienced in one day, even in the middle of July! But, things to do in Lake Louise on rainy days are not as hum-drum as one might think. What can one do when Mother Nature throws a curveball?  What activities in Lake Louise can possibly produce a smile during a torrential downpour? Whitewater rafting on the...

  It’s 2019, and that means Wild Water Adventures is in its 28th season.  That’s right!  For 28 years, guests from near and far, national and international, have joined us on the Kicking Horse River, experiencing THE best whitewater in the Canadian Rockies.  Our cozy and comfortable RiverBase has been unpacked after its long winter nap.  The hustle and bustle of daily rafting activity has returned.  It is a lively place to be. For the Wild Water crew, the RiverBase is our summer home.  We happily travel from the far reaches of the globe to live next to the Kicking Horse River...

Kicking Horse River rafting adventures are just that … adventures! Whether mild-mannered,  action-packed, or something in between, Wild Water Adventures has it all. Here are some helpful tidbits for planning your next rafting adventure with us. Which Trip Is For You? The bouncy and splashy Class 2 and 3 waves of our Gentle rafting trip are popular with young families, fun-seeking seniors and first-time rafters. Those curious, but slightly hesitant, about the whole white-water thing find this trip perfect. Rafters need only be at least 8 years old; there is no maximum age! Continuous and cuts-right-to-the-action defines our Whitewater Exciter trip. With non-stop...

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...

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...

Are you rafting the Kicking Horse River with Wild Water Adventures this summer? Don't forget to pack an appetite for adventure and a thirst for fun: Deciding what to bring on your first rafting trip can be a bit overwhelming.  The most important element that any rafter can pack, be it a half-day whitewater trip or a multi-day trip, is the sheer desire to have fun.   If you are ready to have fun, then a smile automatically appears on your face. For all our rafting trips, a willingness to embrace adventure, to challenge yourself against the river’s might, and our entertaining guides are...

Every Spring, when the snow melts, the warm sun comes out and the river begins to rise, we gather on the Kicking Horse River for another season of rafting fun! ...

Looking to experience an unforgettable stag party near Banff? We’ve compiled a list of the best outdoor stag party ideas in the Canadian Rockies! The endless outdoor activities near Banff National Park, turquoise lakes and towering mountaintops make the Banff and Lake Louise region the perfect location for your stag group! From guided hiking to custom golf packages, this guide showcases some of the best group outdoor activities near Banff and Lake Louise. While you are in town, be sure to grab the best breakfast burrito in the valley at the Trailhead Cafe to fuel up for your outdoor adventure! Our list...

113 days on the river and 5,148km paddled on the Kicking Horse. That's thousands of smiling faces everyday! And just like that, in the blink of an eye, our 26th season is over. Through the hustle and bustle of everyday life on the river it can be sometimes easy to forget how special of a place the Kicking Horse & Banff really are. But what reminds us daily, are our rafters’ faces. Your gleaming eyes when you see the turquoise water, your giggles when the first group picture is taken within minutes of being on the boat, and the sheer excitement in...

& 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...

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