Day Trips

Banff Rafting Day Trips

This is the best Kicking Horse Rafting trip Banff has to offer in a day!

The Kicking Horse River is renowned as the best of Canadian Rockies white water rafting, and closest to Banff, Lake Louise, Golden and a pleasant drive from Calgary, Alberta. Several sections of the Kicking Horse River make it the perfect rafting trip for family rafting trips, first-time rafters, and those seeking the most exciting river trip offered in the Canadian Rockies. Click here for current water flows from the Government of Canada Water Office.


At Wild Water, we place a strong emphasis on safety and customer satisfaction. Prior to departing on the river with expert guides, our customers can enjoy heated changing rooms as they suit up in our clean and dry gear!


What better way to spend an afternoon, full-day, or couple of days then experiencing the best Kicking Horse rafting trip that Banff has to offer? Whether you’re a beginner or advanced rafter, we’ll find a Banff, Alberta rafting trip that’s just right for you!

Never been rafting before? Or, maybe you have been rafting before and want something more? This Banff rafting trip is sure to satisfy your appetite for adventure whether this is your first or fifteenth rafting trip. Our flagship trip since 1992, offered twice daily, over 120,000 rafters have enjoyed this exceptional 12km stretch of whitewater on the Kicking Horse River. Perfect trip for adventurers ages 12 and up.

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Most Popular Trip   Half-Day Trip

For the family or those seeking a milder river experience (sometimes known as “reluctant rafters”), this trip is ideal! Starting 4kms inside of Yoho National Park, enjoy the “float less traveled”. But, it’s not all gentle and calm. In fact, there are six excellent rapids from class II to III to splash and soak you during the 1½ hour journey.

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Mildly Adventurous   Best For Families

If you’ve got more time for the river, then “The Tradition” is for you. This traditional Kicking Horse River rafting trip combines the beauty and peaceful upper section of the river with the more exciting rapids found in our Whitewater Exciter half day trip, plus you’ll enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch served back at our RiverBase following the trip.

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Banff Rafting in Canada, Kicking Horse River Full Day Trip

Day Trip With Lunch   Starts In Yoho N.P.

When ONLY the best, wettest and most exciting will satisfy your fix for whitewater inspired adrenaline, this “Double Shot” of Kicking Horse whitewater will surely be your choice! 24kms / 28 rapids gives you the most whitewater you can experience in an afternoon in the Canadian Rockies!

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Big Rapids  “Best of the Kicking Horse”

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