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 a gourmet BBQ lunch for you to enjoy. The menu consists of your choice of salmon fillet or Mediterranean marinated chicken breast or veggie burger along with 3 different salads (coleslaw with dijon dressing; Ceasar; potato), condiments (tomatoes, lettuce, etc), fresh-baked bread, watermelon, fresh baked cookies (chocolate chip … they’re good!) and munchie mix.
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 5th through September 4th
Minimum 12 years of age and 90 pounds (41kg)