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 experience 20 named rapids during the 2½ hour whitewater adventure (the entire trip, from ‘greetings to goodbyes’, takes about 5 hours.) The first half of the trip can be considered a warm-up, (with splashy Class II and III waves and rapids), giving everyone a chance to get comfortable on the rafts. The second half is the BIG whitewater section that is quick, tricky and continuous (with Class II, III, IV/IV+ waves and rapids)!
In all, rafters experience over 24kms (15 miles) of spectacular whitewater action and magnificent Rocky Mountain scenery.
Back at the Riverbase, our catering team has prepared gourmet bagged lunches, with a choice of a roast beef wrap with caramelized onions, arugula and horseradish aioli, a Chicken Caesar wrap, or a hummus and vegetable wrap. Honey and grainy mustard slaw, a fresh apple and a homemade chocolate chip cookie round out this satisfying post-rafting reward.
This is the time to share more laughs with the crew and fellow rafters, check out the trip photographs and, perhaps, start planning your next Kicking Horse rafting adventure (different water levels, at different times of the season, do make for an entirely different rafting experience!).
Daily departures at 8:45 AM, June 12th through September 5th
Minimum 12 years of age and 90 pounds (41kg)