5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location:Kicking Horse River, BC
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting

Experience a thrilling white water rafting adventure and fantastic scenery on the Kicking Horse River during this half-day tour from Banff, Canmore or Lake Louise. During your 2- to 2.5-hour ride, you’ll paddle a calm section of the river before plunging into the canyon’s exhilarating class 4+ rapids, finishing with a post-rafting BBQ lunch. The tour includes optional pickup and drop-off in Banff, Canmore or Lake Louise, all necessary river equipment, safety briefing and professional river guides.


  • Whitewater rafting adventure on the Kicking Horse River
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Yoho National Park
  • Experience the thrills of rafting through class 4+ rapids
  • Safety briefing and professional guides
  • Pickup and drop-off from select Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise hotels

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What You Can Expect

Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting

Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting

Take a heart-pumping ride through the Class 4+ rapids of Kicking Horse River on this wet-and-wild half-day white water excursion. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or just looking for a fun way to cool off, this rafting trip is sure to please. 

Start your day with an optional pickup from select hotels in Canmore, Lake Louise or Banff, which starts at 9am or 1pm depending on the time of year. Check with your tour operator for exact schedule. If you haven't selected the pickup option, make your own way through the picturesque Yoho National Park to the Kicking Horse put-in site. Before you jump in the boat, meet your river guides and get outfitted with necessary rafting gear.

From there, head out on the river, starting with a relatively calm stretch to allow you to get acquainted with your guides’ commands, paddle and boat. Soon the canyon narrows and the true excitement begins, taking you on pulse-pounding trip through the thrills and spills of the river’s Class 4+ white water.

Finish your rafting odyssey 12 miles (20 kilometers) downstream, where you’ll disembark the raft for a welcome BBQ lunch, complete with vegetarian options. At the end of your meal, receive an optional drop-off back in Canmore, Lake Louise or Banff, or make your own way home.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a brilliant time, wish we could have done the add on time at the end but unfortunately had to get the bus back to Banff, next time we will make our own way there and do the extra time.
Could have done with seeing the guide at the end of the trip so that we could tip him personally he did a great job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Highlight of my holiday. This tour was so much fun. Everything was well organised and I always felt safe on the river. It starts of pretty calm to get everyone comfortable. The last leg of the ride is very exhilarating, with class 4 rapids. A must-do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Great Tour! Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

As nervous as we were - the guides were awesome and we would so do it in an instant again!!! Incredible experience.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Was a good day. Professional tour guides and ran on time. Well known thing to do around Banff.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

This tour was amazing!

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