Kicking Horse River flows through the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia, from its source in Lake Wapta, south-west to the Columbia River and the town of Golden.
This wild river is the premier white-water course in the Canadian Rockies, offering exciting rafting over Class 3 rapids or more gentle Class 2 paddles.
Golden lies at the center of Kicking Horse Country. The town’s unusual covered wooden bridge over the Kicking Horse River was built in 2001.
White-water rafting trips on the Kicking Horse River depart from Golden in British Columbia, or you can take a scenic day trip through Kicking Horse Pass from Banff.
The two-hour, 140 km (85-mile) journey from Banff to Golden follows the scenic Trans-Canada Highway and Kicking Horse River.