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Kicking Horse River rafting options typically involve whitewater. BIG whitewater! However, not everyone may be looking for big wave action. Some guests wish to enjoy the peacefulness of the river and slowly breathe in the Rocky Mountain magic … without getting totally soaked! Learn more about our new evening float option. ...

Can Revelstoke white water rafting or Kicking Horse River white water rafting satisfy your craving for adventure? River rafting in the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia offers a huge variety of options....

Snow is falling in the Rocky Mountains, peacefully covering trees, lakes and rivers. Filling our minds are thoughts of wooshing down slopes or gliding across frozen waterways or, perhaps, just nestling up next to a warm fire with a good book. It is that Winter Wonderland time of year. Dressed up in cozy clothes, boots and mittens, summer seems a long way off. Who, really, is thinking about whitewater rafting and getting completely soaked from the refreshing waves and rapids?    Give The Gift of Experience   Perhaps people with gifts to give are thinking of whitewater rafting! What better way to give someone the gift of adventure & experience than by giving a Wild Water...

Hello, Rafters!  Thank you for another amazing season of rafting on the Kicking Horse River.  2021 sure threw us some curveballs but we rafted, together, with smiles on our faces and glee in our hearts. It is, after all, so very easy to have fun white water rafting in Banff on the river no matter Mother Nature’s mood.  Because of COVID-19, we once again had a late start to the season. Rather than mid-May, we were on the river by mid-June and quickly greeted with super-high water levels. The heat dome of 2021 rapidly melted snow in the alpine, causing it to gush...

Calling All Rafters!  There still is time to join us on the Kicking Horse River before the 2021 season wraps up.  Our final day on the river this year is set for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH.  Choose from the full selection of whitewater rafting options:     Gentle An ideal trip for those 8 years of age and older  Offered daily at 8:45AM until September 5   Select afternoon departures at 1:45PM  Whitewater Exciter Bigger splashes for those at least 12 years old (and 90 pounds!)  Offered TWICE daily until September 6 (8:45AM and 1:45PM)  Tradition Full length trip with gourmet pack lunch included  For those at least 12 years of age and...

Wild Water Adventures is pleased to announce our newest adventure package:  Across The Bridge & Down The River. In partnership with Golden Skybridge, guests can now enjoy two (yes, 2!) of Golden, BC's most popular attractions and experiences. First, raft down the Kicking Horse River, with its famous waves and rapids. Next, walk across bridges suspended more than 400-feet above the ground (or, vice versa)! From two different perspectives, marvel at the natural beauty found on the western edge of the Canadian Rockies.  Join Wild Water Adventures first for either the half-day Gentle or Whitewater Exciter rafting trip. Afterward, spend the other half of the day...

River rafting is fun, exciting, and exhilarating. It is also a fabulous way to experience wilderness and see spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery from a different perspective.  Many of our guests are new to rafting and keen to see what all the hubbub is about. Let's answer some commonly asked questions so to make everyone feel comfortable and knowledgeable about their upcoming Kicking Horse rafting adventure. Do I Need To Know How To Swim?  No. Guests, however, should be comfortable around moving water and be prepared to get splashed (it is river rafting, after all!). In addition to wetsuits, neoprene booties, spray jackets, and helmets, Wild Water Adventures also provides...

Welcome back to the river!  The 2021 rafting season kicked off in grand style last month. The Wild Water crew was so happy to be back on the river and moving about the RiverBase.  Although the season started later than usual, we now are up and running and having loads of fun with our guests.    2021 Heat Dome     After only four weeks into the season, the biggest challenge by far has been water levels. The heat dome of 2021 melted alpine snow in record quantities, feeding the river till it almost burst its banks. Locals in the area say they’d never seen the rivers so high. Some trips did require us to...

Activities in Golden, BC, are varied and plentiful, even on a rainy day. One may think of Golden as an extremely picturesque, yet sleepy, small town nestled between the Rocky and Columbia mountain ranges. When Mother Nature decides to test human patience on a rainy day, however, there is no shortage of rewarding and enjoyable options from which to choose. 1. Start With A Hearty Breakfast Rainy day activities in Golden, BC start at the breakfast table. There is nothing like inclement weather to make the tummy rumble. Head over to one of the many local digs for mouth-watering dishes sure...

River rafting in British Columbia has a long and well-established history.  Companies offering both multi-day wilderness expeditions and action-packed day trips have run guests down a multitude of BC rivers for close to 50 years.  The first commercial rafting outfit in British Columbia, in fact, Canada, was Canadian River Expeditions, founded in 1972 by Big John Mikes.  CRE specialized (and continues to specialize) in multi-day wilderness rafting expeditions in remote pockets of the province and territories.    The first-ever day-tripping company was none other than Kumsheen in 1973, setting up shop on the banks of the Thompson River.  This rafting destination remains a...

The Kicking Horse River, without question, offers the best whitewater rafting in the Canadian Rockies. It also is the most convenient river to get to given its proximity to our nation’s number one transportation artery: the TransCanada Highway (or, TCH for short). Even better, Wild Water Adventures’ RiverBase is steps away from the TCH. If driving east or west between Alberta and British Columbia, you’ll pass right by our front doorstep!  The big talk around the RiverBase is the Kicking Horse Canyon highway construction project. Over the past decade or more, the TransCanada Highway, between Calgary, Alberta and Kamloops, BC, has been expanded and upgraded. One of the last remaining sections...

It is 2021 and COVID-19 is still a hot topic. Every day we all continue to keep our distance, wash our hands frequently and wear increasingly colourful face coverings. We have all done a tremendous job ...

British Columbia staycations offer endless possibilities for summer fun and adventure. Beyond Vancouver and the BC Interior are the towering mountains, high alpine trails and turquoise-hued rivers and lakes of the Rocky Mountains. This seemingly far-off region of BC is actually not that far off. Within a day’s drive of the Lower Mainland, summer road-trippers can easily be in this stunning region, taking in new and exciting experiences.  Top of the list of summer things to do in the Rocky Mountains is whitewater rafting. What is the most exciting river in British Columbia, with the biggest and wildest waves and rapids? The answer is the infamous Kicking Horse River, near Golden, BC. During high water season (late May to early July), this river truly ‘kicks’ with Class 2 through Class 4+ wild whitewater. Class 2, 3 and 4...

Staycation adventure road trips in the Rockies are ideal. A change of scenery from the city, mixed in with a boost of adrenalin, is just the ticket to break free of your daily routine. The Golden Triangle connects Calgary with Radium, Invermere, and Golden via Highways #1, #93, and #95. Once regional explorations are welcome again, it is the perfect weekend getaway from Calgary, travelled either clockwise or counter-clockwise. This means that rafting the Kicking Horse River can either ‘kick’ off your regional ‘staycation’ or be the grand finale! The choice is yours (just be sure to make your rafting...

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