Popular rafting trip in the Canadian Rockies
Renamed for our 20th Anniversary in 2012, this “traditional” 24 km trip is the longest standard day trip available. Special permits allow us to start well upstream in stunning Yoho National Park. This traditional Kicking Horse River 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 (Please note: Food and drinks are unfortunately unavailable in 2020 due to COVID-19).
NEW FOR 2020: 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 Tradition departure.
Simply give us a call at 1-888-647-6444 to chat further.
Your trip begins at our RiverBase Daylodge, the “hub” of our white water rafting Golden, BC operations where all our trips meet. 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! Your guides for the day will introduce themselves to you and lead you through the gear room to get you properly outfitted for your day on the river. A quick shuttle to where the boats are waiting, a thorough safety briefing, and we’re off!
First, we’ll make sure you’re awake by crashing through the playful waves at the “Alarm Clock” rapid. Then we’ll enjoy the peaceful float as we make our way through Yoho National Park. (We are one of only two companies to operate on this pristine section of river!). This is a great time to learn about the river, its history . . . and perhaps engage a rival raft in a water fight!
The second part of this trip is where the action REALLY happens. In just 12kms (9 miles) you’ll experience 14 sets of thrilling whitewater rapids ranging from class II to IV+.
In all, you’ll enjoy over 24kms (15 miles) of spectacular whitewater and magnificent scenery.
Back at our RiverBase, our catering team will have fired up the barbecue and have waiting for you your choice of a succulent marinated chicken breast, scrumptious Salmon filet or a tasty vegetarian burger, complete with lettuce, tomato slices and all the condiments. Freshly baked French Rolls, Caesar, Asian Coleslaw and Potato salads, chips, fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies and juicy watermelon round out this satisfying reward after your rafting trip!
Please note: Food and drinks are unfortunately unavailable in 2020 due to COVID-19.
After your goodbyes to the crew, you may wish to stop into our River’s Edge gift shop to take away some souvenirs or order the digital photo CD taken of you in action . . . bragging rights of a great day on the river!