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Group of people white water rafting on the turquoise Kananaskis River
Paddling & Rafting

Whitewater Rafting on the Kananaskis River

The Kananaskis River winds through the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, foreshadowing the soaring peaks that lie to the west. Whitewater rafting experts consider the Kananaskis the most approachable of the rafting rivers near Banff, though still guaranteed to be a splash-filled adventure.

Suit up in your whitewater gear and take to the waves for a lively trip down the river. As your group’s raft smoothly absorbs the waves and drops in the rapids, you’ll find you’re not the only one letting out squeals of excitement and laughter.

Good To Know

Difficulty
Easy
Duration
3-6 hrs
Cost
Tours starting from $68
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
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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.

Let's do this!

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