Water activity

Kicking Horse River: Maximum Horsepower Double Shot Rafting

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES
Water activity

Kicking Horse River: Maximum Horsepower Double Shot Rafting

Activity provider: WILD WATER ADVENTURES

From US$ 171.23 per person

Raft this 'double shot' of the Kicking Horse River (near Golden, BC) where only the best and wildest whitewater will satisfy! Enjoy two runs of the big whitewater section, on two different-sized rafts

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 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Raft the famous Kicking Horse River ... twice!
  • Enjoy twice the whitewater, on two different runs, in two different-sized rafts
  • Paddle hard through the biggest waves and rapids in the Canadian Rockies
Full description

For those looking for the maximum whitewater experience, choose the trip with twice the whitewater, twice the fun, and twice the adrenalin rush! The Maximum Horsepower is not one, but TWO runs down THE best whitewater section of the Kicking Horse River. Rafters experience 24 rapids and cover an accumulated total of 24 kilometers river distance. In order to make this double whitewater trip even more exhilarating, rafters power downstream in two different styles of rafts. The first run is in the ever-popular 16-foot oar-rigged rafts, giving everyone a chance to warm up and get familiar with the river. The second run is rafted in smaller 14-foot boats. Those two feet make a world of difference. Smaller rafts accentuate everything: the bounces, the smashes, and the hits! It may be the second run on the same section of river, but it will be a completely different experience. In addition, all guests are provided a paddle for the second run. It is a thrilling and unforgettable whitewater adventure! First, check in at the RiverBase DayLodge (conveniently located on TransCanada Highway #1), change into top-of-the-line provided gear and be shuttled to the 'put-in' (or, rafting start point). After a thorough safety briefing, it is time to get on the river. After the first run, guests are shuttled back to the top of the trip to run the river again, but in different rafts. For the second run the smaller 14-foot 'all paddle' rafts are used, and every guest is required to assist in the paddling process. 100% participation is required. Afterwards, shuttle back to the warmth of the RiverBase to change back into warm, dry land clothes and enjoy tasty snacks and beverages.

  • Top-of-the-line gear (wetsuit, wetsuit booties and gloves, polar fleece sweater, spray jacket, life jacket and helmet)
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 16 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People under 99 lbs (45 kg)

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Meeting point

Arrive at the RiverBase (2750 Beaverfoot Road) at 1:45pm. 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

  • Rafters must be at least 16 years old AND weigh at least 100 lbs / 45 kg
  • All trips depart rain or shine
  • All guests are required to paddle
  • For physically active and/or experienced rafters
  • Wild Water Adventures, for safety reasons, reserves the right to alter or cancel any logistic or trip departure

Product ID: 383053