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White water rafting Horseshoes Canyon
Paddling & Rafting

Whitewater Rafting Horseshoe Canyon

There’s a lesser-known side to the Bow River – one that’s ripe for exploration for those willing to get on the water. Meltwater and mountain streams join with the Bow as it flows east towards the dramatic Horseshoe Canyon. To raft down this canyon is to feel the pulse of the wilderness amidst the steep shale canyon walls and the surging whitewater. Your adrenaline levels will change with the terrain as you surf rapids and consider a cliff jump. In calmer moments, the sun will warm you as your guide shares insights into the fascinating geology of the canyon.

Good To Know

Difficulty
Easy
Duration
3-6 hrs
Cost
Tours starting from $99
When
May - Sep

Location

Distance from Banff:
54km
Distance from Lake Louise:
110km

When to go

Operating Dates

MonthOperating Status
JanClosed
FebClosed
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MayOpen
JunOpen
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OctClosed
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More Information

  • Book your rafting trip in advance to guarantee your spot.

  • Guests must be a minimum of 8 years old and 50 pounds, this can vary depending on the tour and provider.

  • Wetsuits and safety gear are provided. Bring your bathing suit and a towel.

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