Kicking Horse River Rafting

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...

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...

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