Family rafting in Canada at its finest!
For the family or those seeking a milder river experience (sometimes known as “reluctant rafters”), this trip is ideal! Starting 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 or soak you during the 1½ hour journey. “The Alarm Clock” rapid (sure to wake you up!) is just moments after pushing off shore, and “Hopi Hole” will dowse the crew!
How did the Kicking Horse River earn its name? What wildlife inhabits the area? What
makes the river such a beautiful colour? Discover the answer to these questions by enjoying the quieter, upper reaches of the Kicking Horse River. You will marvel at the varied scenery, and enjoy numerous playful waves and splashes, while your guide reveals the river’s hidden secrets and stories.
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 Gentle departure.
Simply give us a call at 1-888-647-6444 to chat further.
You’ll marvel at the scenery while your MPHIA (Mountain Parks Heritage Interpretation Association) Certified guide tells you tales of the area, it’s early explorers, what they searched for . . . and what they found!
As with all our trips, you’ll start at our RiverBase Daylodge by taking our bus from Lake Louise or following our self-drive map and travelling at your own pace to the RiverBase. While white water rafting Golden, BC, 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! You’ll be outfitted with the appropriate gear to keep you comfortable while rafting, receive a thorough safety briefing, and be shuttled to the starting point inside of Yoho National Park where the rafts are ready and waiting for your arrival.
You will be on the river for about 1½ hours through splashing rapids mixed with periods of calm and peaceful floating as the river carries us past the pine, spruce and fir forests that line the river.
At the trip’s end, enjoy fresh fruit, cookies and hot and cold beverages back at the RiverBase after having changed into dry clothes—A perfect end to a perfect trip on the Kicking Horse River.
2021 Season: Guests joining us for a morning departure (8:45 AM) can upgrade and enjoy a delicious post-trip lunch at the RiverBase.