Water activity

Kicking Horse River: Rafting Trip with BBQ

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES
Water activity

Kicking Horse River: Rafting Trip with BBQ

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES

From US$ 144.95 per person

Maximize time on the river with a full-length rafting trip. Experience bouncy and splashy waves, stunningly scenic float sections, and big whitewater rapids. Round off the experience with a gourmet packed lunch, served after the trip.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Experience class II to IV rapids all in one trip
  • Raft with world-class professionals
  • Get kitted out in the top-of-the-line gear provided
  • Marvel at the stunning Rocky Mountain scenery
Full description

Set off on the famous Kicking Horse River for a genuine Rocky Mountain whitewater rafting experience. The 5-hour trip (2.5-hours on the river) combines all the best the river has to offer: bouncy and splashy waves, calm and scenic float sections, and big whitewater rapids.  Check in at the local partner's base, conveniently located on TransCanada Highway #1, and change into your top-of-the-line gear, which is provided. Transfer then to the rafting start point and, following a thorough safety briefing, it will be time to get on the river. Begin on the upper, more gentle, scenic section of the Yoho National Park. For approximately 1-hour, enjoy splashing through the waves as you warm up for the more intense sections downstream. The second half of the trip, taking approximately 1.5 hours, is made up of 14 sets of rapids ranging from Class 2 to Class 4+. Expect to get soaked during this section! After rafting, transfer back to the base to enjoy the warmth of the DayLodge and heated change rooms. Once back in warm, dry clothes, enjoy a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch.

  • Gear: wetsuit, wetsuit booties, gloves, polar fleece sweater, spray jacket, life jacket, helmet
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People under 99 lbs (45 kg)

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Meeting point

Arrive at the RiverBase (2750 Beaverfoot Road) at 8:45am. Walk down the stairs towards the DayLodge and through the open front door to check-in.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  Guests must be at least 12 years of age and weigh at least 90 pounds
  •  Trips take place rain or shine
  •  Familiarity and comfort in water is preferred
  •  Trips are recommended for fully-mobile participants
  • The local partner, for safety reasons, reserves the right to alter or cancel any logistic or departure
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Had a blast! Great water and great guides! Haven’t been on the Kicking Horse for 20 yrs and it was just as fun and exciting as I remember! We’ll be back next year with a bigger group!

August 27, 2022

Staff were amazing!! Rafting was enthralling. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

August 20, 2022

August 13, 2022

Product ID: 382884