Maximum Horsepower

The Kicking Horse Rafting Trip For Thrill Seekers

For big whitewater enthusiasts – a DOUBLE SHOT of THE BEST whitewater in the Canadian Rockies. Double the rapids, double the fun.


Adults: $229


5 Hours

Age & Weight:

Ages 16+ & 100lbs (45kg)


Up to Class IV+
You will get soaked!


River Base Day Lodge

Departure Time:

Wednesday & Saturday 1:45 pm
July & August

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Experience the biggest and best whitewater section of the Kicking Horse River not once, but TWICE. Rafters complete two laps of this section, the first in our 16ft oar-rigged rafts, and the second in our smaller, sporty paddle rafts. While traveling the same section of the river, each style of raft will provide a completely different exhilarating experience. 100% paddle participation is required for the second lap. Ideal for guests with prior rafting experience, or those with a big appetite for whitewater.


  • Double the big, wild Class II – IV+ whitewater
  • One lap in our smaller, 14-ft all-paddle raft
  • Portage & Shotgun – 1km of continuous Class IV/IV+ whitewater
  • Exciting rapids like Hopi’s Hole, Rollercoaster and Twin Peaks


Ready for an exhilarating journey? Pack your swimsuit, towel, and sense of adventure, and meet us at our River Base, nestled near the beautiful Golden, BC. When you arrive, our cheery crew will greet you, get you checked in and guide you through the waiver process.

After everyone’s arrived, our lively guides jump-start the adventure with a quick intro and gear talk. Then, it’s into our changerooms to gear up in our quality equipment. Fun fact: we wash, sanitize, and dry it all after every use, so it’s ready for the next adventure.

Now, it’s all aboard our bright yellow buses, and we’ll take you down to the river’s edge, where the real adventure begins!

After we’ve zipped you down to the river put-in, you’ll hop off the bus and huddle up for the informative safety talk, gathering all of the intel needed to conquer the wild water. You’ll then be divided into crews and away you go!

First, you’ll tackle the big Class II to IV+ whitewater in our trusty 16-ft oar-rigged rafts. This is your warm-up lap, where you’ll get to know every wave and rapid. The bus will be eagerly waiting at the river take-out to whisk you back to the start for round two, but with even more intensity!

The second lap, in our sporty, smaller 14-ft all-paddle rafts, will amplify everything. You’ll experience the bounces, the splashes, and the hits like never before! Get ready to feel your heart pounding and the adrenaline coursing through your veins. With paddles in hand for everyone, even the guide, you’ll be paddling hard, digging into the roaring waves and rapids while your guide hollers out commands.

After this double dose of whitewater excitement, the bus will be waiting to scoop you up and make the triumphant return to our River Base. There, you can recharge after conquering 24kms and 28 rapids, over 2 and a half hours, of the best, most thrilling whitewater in the Canadian Rockies.

Back at the River Base, it’s time to wrap up your exhilarating journey. Head into our cozy heated changerooms, where you’ll make the swap from your wet river gear to your dry, comfy clothes.

Out on our spacious deck overlooking the scenic Kicking Horse Valley, it’s time to refuel with a selection of piping hot and refreshing cold beverages– you’ve earned it after all that paddling!

As you relax on the deck, check out the trip photos on display, where you can relive the thrill of the river and catch yourself in action. If you’d like the perfect souvenir to commemorate conquering this challenge (and remind you to plan your next visit!), head into our gift shop – it’s full of goodies! And of course, you can chat with fellow rafters and guides, sharing stories and laughter, basking in the fun and excitement you had on the river. It’s the perfect ending to an extraordinary day!



Our rafts seat up to 8 guests. The guide sits in the middle, with 4 guests in the front and 4 guests in the back. For the second lap, our smaller, paddle rafts fit up to 6 guests.

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.

Absolutely! Our talented Drivers / Trip Photographers will be on scene to capture all the action. Trip photos are available for purchase after your trip directly with our Guest Services Crew, or through our online store here.

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.

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. The waiver is also available in French, Spanish, German and Dutch.

All you need to bring is a swimsuit and towel! We provide the rest of the gear that you’ll wear on the river—wetsuits, neoprene booties, polar fleece sweaters, hooded spray jackets, helmets and life jackets. Any valuables, like phones, wallets and jewelry can be safely stored in our locked change rooms, or in your locked personal vehicle.

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. The waiver is also available in French, Spanish, German and Dutch.


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

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