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Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River

For an exhilarating day in the Canadian Rockies, enjoy a whitewater rafting adventure on the Kicking Horse River! It’s the perfect way to experience the splendor of Yoho National Park. Located near Lake Louise, Banff and Calgary, the Kicking Horse River is considered to be the best the best place for rafting in all of British Columbia and Alberta. With three whitewater rafting tours to choose from, there is sure to be the perfect rafting trip for you!


  • Whitewater rafting down the scenic and fast-moving Kicking Horse River
  • The perfect adventure while visiting Lake Louise, Banff or Calgary
  • Raft through the heart of Yoho National Park in the Canadian Rockies
  • Enjoy Class 3 and Class 4 rapids
  • All experience and fitness levels are welcome!

What You Can Expect

Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River

Rafting on Kicking Horse River

Enjoy a day of thrills and heart-pumping action on a Kicking Horse River whitewater rafting tour. The Kicking Horse River runs through the Yoho National Park in the picturesque Canadian Rockies, and in addition to its natural rafting conditions, it also contains man-made "spiral tunnels" to enhance your whitewater rafting experience. While on the river, keep your eye out for wildlife including mountain goats, elk, wolverines, bald eagles and more! All three tour options are well-suited for all experience and fitness levels; you must be a minimum height of 4'11" (149.8 cm) and weight of 90 lbs (41 kg).

Kicking Horse Classic:
Your day begins on the calmer sections of the Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park. Spend the morning rolling along glacial waters and learning to work as a team. Following your riverside BBQ lunch (see lunch menu in the Itinerary section below), your afternoon is spent tackling the Class 3 and Class 4 rapids of the Middle Canyon.

Kicking Horse Challenge:
The Kicking Horse River Challenge offers up the most rapids and the most complete river experience. You will begin on the upper reaches of the river in Yoho National Park, sharpening your paddling skills and learning to work as a team. Following your riverside BBQ lunch (see lunch menu in the Itinerary section below), 13.7 miles (22 km) of whitewater lay ahead in the Middle and Lower canyons. Take on the Challenge!

Afternoon Whitewater Rafting:
If you want to experience whitewater rafting but lack the time for a full-day adventure, the afternoon whitewater rafting tour is the answer, providing just the right amount of fun! Enjoy 7 miles (12 km) of rafting on the Middle Canyon of the Kicking Horse River with Class 3 and Class 4 rapids. This trip is ideal if you are driving in from Banff, Lake Louise, Revelstoke or Radium and don't want to rise early.


Riverside BBQ Lunch (provided for Classic and Challenge Tours)
Sample Menu:

Alberta beef burgers
Free-range chicken burgers
Veggie burgers
Veggie platters
Potato wedges
Hot & cold drinks

8:10 AM - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
8:15 AM - Lake Louise Inn
8:20 AM - Mountaineer Lodge
8:25 AM - Sampson Mall Parking Lots

Return to Lake Louise is at 3:15pm
From USD $ 73.51

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