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Wild Water Adventures

All Wild Water Adventure trips depart from our River Base, conveniently located on TransCanada Highway #1, halfway between the towns of Field and Golden, BC. The map below provides accurate driving directions. If using Google Maps, simply enter ‘Wild Water Adventures River Base’. 

2750 Beaverfoot Road,
Golden BC, Canada, V0A 1H0

Getting to us

From The East (Calgary/Banff/Lake Louise):

  1. Drive west on TransCanada Highway #1, towards Banff, Lake Louise, Field and Golden.
  2. 20 minutes past Lake Louise, pass the town of Field (in Yoho National Park)
  3. 20 minutes or so past Field, leave Yoho National Park; Highway opens into double lanes
  4. Take 1st right-lane exit onto Beaverfoot Road; curve sharply downhill and through tunnel under highway
  5. Turn right at stop sign and drive uphill towards Wild Water Adventures billboard on left
  6. Turn left onto gravel driveway (just before the highway) and drive down to RiverBase.


From The West (Golden/Radium):

  1. Drive east on TransCanada Highway #1, towards Field, Lake Louise and Banff
  2. In approximately 10km, cross over Kicking Horse River on highly elevated bridge
  3. In another 5km or so, pass 10 Mile Hill Brake Check (on right and left)
  4. In a couple of minutes, take right-lane exit at Beaverfoot Road, curving immediately to the right onto gravel driveway at base of Wild Water Adventures billboard
  5. Carry on downhill to our spacious guest parking area at the RiverBase


Wild Water Adventures

TRIPS DO NOT DEPART FROM LAKE LOUISE! This location is only for our sales office and registered shuttle guests. All other guests are to arrive at the River Base in their own vehicle. Please refer to the River Base map above for accurate directions.

111 Lake Louise Dr,
Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0, Canada


All rafting trips depart from our River Base (2750 Beaverfoot Road, Golden BC), conveniently located on the TransCanada Highway #1. The River Base is halfway between the towns of Field and Golden, BC, and an easy 45-minute drive west of Lake Louise. Trips do NOT depart from Lake Louise. While we do have a sales office in Lake Louise, the rafts and crew are at the River Base! For accurate directions on Google Maps, simply enter ‘Wild Water Adventures River Base’.

As with any adventure activity, there are always inherent hazards and risks. However, we do all that we can to mitigate those hazards and risks. More information about our safety policies and protocols can be found here.

For full details about our Terms and Conditions, visit our Booking Policies page.


Cancellation Policy:


Individual Booking (up to 7 participants):


Reservations are fully refundable, or changeable, up to 48 hours prior to trip departure. Once within that final 48-hour window, reservations are non-refundable.


Group Booking (8 or more participants):


Reservations are fully refundable, or changeable up to 7 days prior to trip departure. Once within that final 7-day window, reservations are non-refundable.


WAIVER, EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY & ASSUMPTION OF RISKS: Whitewater rafting involves many risks, dangers and hazards , which are outlined in our release of liability, waiver of claims, assumption of risks and indemnity agreement. Each participant will be required to read and sign the Wild Water Adventures waiver of liability prior to commencing the trip. A sample copy of the waiver can be downloaded here and will be attached to the confirmation email.


Photo/Video Release: I consent to photographs and/or video taken of being used for advertising, promotional or marketing purposes.

Rafting trips depart rain or shine. Guests will get wet from the river anyway, so a little rain won’t make any difference! We provide lots of gear to help keep everyone comfortable and content. If ‘thermally challenged’, ask us for more synthetic polar fleece layers to help you stay comfortable and happy. Remember, mountain water is very refreshing!

Yes. As with all adventure sports, guests are required to read, complete and sign a waiver in order to raft. Waivers must be signed and witnessed only at the River Base. Please do not arrive at the River Base with pre-printed waivers; we will only ask you to complete and sign the form again.  Guests under the age of 18 are required to have a parent signature on their behalf.

Our River Base is located on a picturesque 13-acre property, overlooking the Kicking Horse River. It is the ideal place to meet and prepare for your trip. The day lodge boasts heated change rooms, hot and cold running water, proper washroom facilities, and a large, covered deck area to enjoy before and after rafting. Personal items remain dry and secure inside the day lodge while guests have fun on the river.

Our rafting season kicks off mid-May. Reservations typically open at the beginning of November for the following year. As trips do sell out (especially weekends in July and August), it is always best to book sooner rather than later. To make a reservation, simply click the yellow ‘Book Today’ button on any Wild Water Adventures website page or call us directly at 1-888-647-6444.

Full-Length Trip (Tradition): Back at the River Base, after rafting, a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch is served along with hot and cold beverages.


Half-Day Trips (Gentle, Whitewater Exciter, Maximum Horsepower): Back at the River Base, after rafting, a selection of hot and cold beverages are available on the deck. An assortment of snacks are available for purchase at the base.


*** Optional Gourmet BBQ Lunch upgrade is available for guests on the morning (8:45 AM) Gentle and Whitewater Exciter departures.

Because we are the best! Even TripAdvisor ranks us as the #1 Activity in the Canadian Rockies. Since 1992, Wild Water Adventures has offered premium rafting experiences on the Kicking Horse River. After three decades of creating incredible memories for thousands and thousands of rafters, we continually strive to show our guests the best time possible on the river, while focusing closely on risk management. Don’t just take our word for it, check out what guests had to say after spending time on our rafts.