This white water adventure is the perfect opportunity to get your feet wet at Kicking Horse River, one of the North America’s top rafting spots. Whether you’re new to rafting or an experienced pro, these three tour options will provide a taste of the amazing scenery and adrenaline-fueled white water of these Canadian rapids. Choose from one of the following three packages:
Kicking Horse Classic
Start your day in the morning with pickup in Lake Louise, and head to the rafting put-in site. After suiting up with the necessary gear, your rafting day begins in one of the calmer sections on the Kicking Horse, rolling along river’s glacial waters, where you’ll learn to coordinate paddling with other raft passengers. Take a break for a BBQ lunch of beef, chicken or veggie burgers, plus vegetable platter, potato wedges, salad, cookies and hot or cold drinks. Then kick off your afternoon with a ride on the thrilling Class 3 and Class 4 rapids of the Middle Canyon of Kicking Horse. Finish your day in the afternoon with drop-off back in Lake Louise.
Kicking Horse Challenge
The Kicking Horse River Challenge offers many of the same options as the Classic tour, but with more rapids and a more complete river experience. Start your morning with pickup in Lake Louise, continuing on to the starting point for your rafting adventure. Spend the early part of the day getting a hang of rafting with your fellow passengers along the Upper Canyon stretch of the river. Then take a break to enjoy a BBQ lunch (following the same sample menu as above). In the afternoon, brace yourself for a wild ride down the 13.7 miles (22 km) of whitewater that make up the river’s Middle and Lower Canyons.
Afternoon Whitewater Rafting
This half-day rafting excursion in the afternoon is just the right amount of adventure for those that don’t need the full-day experience of the Kicking Horse Classic or Kicking Horse Challenge. Make your own way to the rafting start point in the early afternoon. From there you’ll take on 7 miles (12 km) of the Middle Canyon on the Kicking Horse, where you’ll experience Class 3 and Class 4 rapids. It’s the perfect option for those that don’t need lunch or that don’t want to rise early.