Evening Float

A Relaxing End-Of-Day River Experience

The Newest Addition To Our Kicking Horse River Rafting Roster!

The Evening River Float is exactly that: a relaxing, mellow float down a quiet section of the Kicking Horse River, offered later in the day. Guests will enjoy Rocky Mountain ‘magic light’ as shafts of golden sunlight stretch out between the peaks and down to the river valley. Mostly a Class 1 river experience, with just a wee bit of Class 2 waves depending upon water levels, guests will happily stay dry. For this reason, personal cameras are welcome aboard (at the guest’s own risk).

 

Sit back and marvel at the Rocky Mountain scenery while your highly qualified guide shares tales of the area, wildlife and geographic features. Nature is the focus of this trip. Keep an eye out for wildlife!


PRIVATE RAFTS

Enjoy the Kicking Horse River on your exclusively private raft! For those wishing to have only their own family or friends on board, our Build Your Own Boatload special (or, BYOB) is perfect. Feel more at ease on the river with your own guide and raft, while still being part of a larger flotilla. All it takes is 4 to 8 guests to have your own boat on a regularly-scheduled Evening Float departure. Simply give us a call at 1-888-647-6444 to chat further. 


Evening Float Trip - Wild Water

As with all Wild Water Adventure trips, guests meet at our RiverBase Daylodge; all our Golden, BC rafting trips depart from here. It’s easy to find us with the downloadable self-drive map of the Banff area, and we have loads of secure parking on site for vehicles of all shapes and sizes. 

 

At Wild Water, we place a strong emphasis on safety and guest satisfaction. Our team of river rafting professionals, or ‘guides’, will size everyone up for Canada rafting equipment, (all clean, dry, sterilized … and FREE!). Guests comfortably change into provided gear in heated changing rooms before being shuttled to the river.  An easy-to-understand safety briefing will be delivered covering proper seating and paddling techniques. 

 

Once on the river, guests enjoy the ‘braided’ section of the Kicking Horse River. Here the valley opens up all around and the Rocky Mountain views are simply spectacular!

 

Back at the RiverBase, in warm, dry land clothes once again, guests refuel with a selection of hot and cold beverages on our spacious deck overlooking the Kicking Horse Valley. This is the time to share more laughs with the crew and fellow rafters, check out the trip photographs, and, maybe, start planning your next Kicking Horse rafting adventure (different whitewater levels do make for an entirely different experience!).

 

2022 Departures: 

4:45PM departures Mondays & Wednesdays, July 4 through August 31  

Rafters must be a minimum 6 years of age and 50 pounds (23kg)*  

*Children must weigh at least 50 pounds for life jacket requirements  

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Adults: $95

Youth (6-11 yrs): $75

Rafting Details

Classification: Class I to II

Trip Length: 3 hours

Departures: 4:45PM Mon/Wed, July & Aug

Minimum: 6 years old and 50 lbs

Location: RiverBase Daylodge

Best For

Adults, Seniors, Those Wanting To Stay Dry!

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    $210 Per Person

    Rafting Details

    Classification: Class II to IV+

    Trip Length: 4.5 hours

    Departures: Wed & Sat only 1:45pm

    Minimum: 16 years old and 100 lbs (45 kg)

    Location: RiverBase Daylodge

    Best For

    Experienced rafters or those looking for the more rapids, more excitement and plenty of paddling!  Great trip for later in the season as well.

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    The most rapids you’ll find on one trip in the Canadian Rockies.

    With twice the whitewater of our popular “Whitewater Exciter” trip, you and your friends will be in awe at the continuous, thundering and thrilling whitewater that you’ll experience on this “Maximum HorsePower” river trip.

    You’ll start by meeting your guide and gearing up for your 24 spine tingling rafting kilometres ahead. At the beginning you will experience all the fun, enjoyment and excitement of our Whitewater Exciter trip, with 14 rapids ranging from class II up to class IV+ and plenty of great rafting action!

    Your trip begins at our RiverBase daylodge, where you’ll be greeted by your cheerful, professional guides upon your arrival.

     

    Then, you’ll be fitted and outfitted with all the dry, clean and comfortable equipment you’ll need for your trip. A short shuttle down to the river gets us to where your raft awaits. A good, thorough briefing and then we’re off. The first portion of this trip is essentially our Whitewater Exciter trip, with 14 rapids ranging from class II to class IV and plenty of great rafting action! You’ll cover approx. 12kms. (8 mi.) of river on this section.  This trip will be completed in our standard 16’ rafts.  But, hey, remember this is just the warm-up for you “thrill seekers”!

     

    We’ll quickly load up on board and head back up to the put-in for a 2nd run…but this time, you, your team, and your guide will challenge the river in our smaller, 14’ “all-paddle” rafts!  While the section of the river is the same, the river experience cannot be compared.  The waves will seem bigger, wetter, and wilder.   The action is thrilling and spine-tingling as you paddle your craft hard through the largest waves in the smallest craft!

     

    This rafting trip is best suited for those with prior rafting experience or a big appetite for whitewater.  Participants must be over the age of 16 and 100 lbs…(sorry, no exceptions!) This trip is operated subject to favourable water levels, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1:45 pm.

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