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A group of people in a raft paddling through rapids on a white water rafting tour
Paddling & Rafting

Whitewater Rafting on the Kicking Horse River

Fed by glaciers high in the Rockies and flowing westward into nearby British Columbia, the Kicking Horse River holds such historical and ecological importance that it’s designated a Canadian Heritage River.
The twists and turns of the frothing river bring amazement, glee and plenty of waves as they unfold before you on a whitewater rafting tour. Give in to the infectious grin of your experienced rafting guide as they lead you down sections of the river as diverse as the surroundings, from braided channels to adrenaline-pumping rapids.

Good To Know

Difficulty
Easy
Duration
1-3 hrs
When
May - Sep

Location

Distance from Banff:
111km
Distance from Lake Louise:
60km

When to go

Operating Dates

MonthOperating Status
JanClosed
FebClosed
MarClosed
AprClosed
MayOpen
JunOpen
JulOpen
AugOpen
SepOpen
OctClosed
NovClosed
DecClosed

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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