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Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River
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Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River

By Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours
Recommended by 99% of travellers
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Ages 12-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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  • BBQ lunch (Full Day Discovery & Gentle Family Rafting tours)
  • Professional raft guide
  • Bus shuttle to and from river
  • All gear needed on river
  • Local taxes
What's not included
  • Photos and HD Video (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Merchandise


Start:
  • Glacier Raft Company, 1509a Lafontaine Rd, Golden, BC V0A 1H3, Canada
    Next to Indian Kitchen Restaurant in Golden BC
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7393P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Minimum age for Full Day Discovery and Half Day Express is 12 years old and 90 lbs (41 kg)
    • Guests under the age of 19 must have a parent or guardian present to sign their waiver
    • Please advise your lunch preference, if tour with lunch is selected (Full Day Discovery and Gentle Family Rafting): hamburger, veggie burger, breaded chicken burger or smokie (big hot dog); Please send us a message after checkout to advise the requested information
    • Please advise of any allergies or special dietary requirements at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River?
    Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River price starts from C$112.24. Discover and book Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River on Tripadvisor
    What is the Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River cancellation policy?
    Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River?
    Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River is hosted by Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 5h. Discover and book Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7393P1

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    • Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours
      1,873
      Canada
      Joined in March 2010
    • stuartyoneknobi
      0 contributions
      Professional and fun
      Excellent service We had a very nice knowledgeable guide the whole trip ran smoothly from start to finish and the lunch at the end was actually really good I was expecting a middling feed but I got a very nice burger and I have to say I enjoyed the whole experience and the photo package is without doubt the best value thing I got in Canada do not leave without it Have an A3 for my living room of a drone shot and it’s amazing
      Written December 18, 2023
    • kevmagee
      0 contributions
      Smiles all the way
      Definitely wanted to do a white water raft trip as part of our Canadian adventure and decided on the Kicking Horse river as we were staying near Golden. Mrs M was initially very cautious, but the whole setup was professionally run, with engaging briefings and a great guide (Jake). Don’t let the scary waivers put you off. It’s definitely not a Disneyland ride, but what an excellent way to spend a few hours in amazing countryside doing something that puts a smile on your face. Do it!
      Written July 28, 2023
    • alona662
      0 contributions
      Cringe
      A full day of cringy posing for pictures that you have to buy to see but you don’t know that until the end. Felt like a bachelor party or a reality show. This company managed to ruin rafting which an amazing feat.
      Written October 9, 2022
    • krismU9600HA
      0 contributions
      Breath taking experience
      My wife and I had an exhilarating experience white water rafting with Glacier Rafting Company! Our guide Emanuel was fantastic. We will definitely be coming back again!
      Written July 30, 2022
    • MaryEWilts
      0 contributions
      Phenomenal experience and more!
      We had an AMAZING time with the whole team, and especially Ryan. We felt so safe, it was an incredible time and he made us feel so safe. I'm 63 and he didn't make me feel like I was dragging the whole team down. It was SO MUCH FUN He was a darling. Love you Canada from the UK!!
      Written June 15, 2022
    • zobilas
      0 contributions
      Smile more during challenges 😊
      Rafting guides were amazing , full of fun and very knowledge about what they are doing. Very cheerful. I loved the place , whole team were great .. It was very memorable part of my bday.. So grateful to whole team 😊…
      Written September 6, 2021
    • davidasia
      0 contributions
      Great time with the Family
      We were on vacation and decided to do something with the whole family. We determined the white water needed to be rather calm since there were both young and old. We enjoyed the ride immensely. The company took very good care of us and gave us plenty of helpful instruction. I highly recommend this adventure. There are more extreme rides that we might try with another time. You're gonna love it.
      Written August 15, 2021
    • bentlogn
      0 contributions
      Great experience and great staff👍👍👍👍👍
      We did a white water rafting at the kicking horse river. It’s actually my 2nd time to so it with the glacier raft. We had so much fun. Great experience. Great staff. Very welcoming crew. And they really know the river. You’ll feel safe. I would really recommend you do this when you go to Golden British Columbia. Put this on your list. You’ll never get wrong. 👍👍👍👍👍 to Glacier Raft team. Keep it up.
      Written August 3, 2021
    • rustywall123
      0 contributions
      5 star service
      Rafting with glacier was a 5 star experience from start to finish. I definitely plan to go back again sometime.
      Written August 2, 2021
    • Kmariee
      0 contributions
      SO MUCH FUN!!
      It was an absolute blast doing this! We did the half day tour in the afternoon and absolutely loved it! The guides were so awesome and had good sense of humour & communication. While in the boat! A must do when in Golden!
      Written August 30, 2020
    • dswilliams10
      0 contributions
      Full Day Rafting Trip
      Day was amazing. Children range in ages from 21 to 13 and they all had a blast. Nice easy first part of the morning to get used to the raft with a more exciting afternoon. Raft guide Cailen was excellent and was able to ease our fears and navigate us through the rapids. COVID protocol was 5/5 which shows they care about safety of us all both off and on the water. End of trip celebration was also a really nice touch. I would recommend this trip trip to all.
      Written August 14, 2020
    • TheTravellingRoberto
      0 contributions
      Best Rafting Experience Ever!!!
      Mike was our tour guide while me and 7 close friends were on a raft with him and we had the absolute best time! Mike was very thorough, made sure to keep us all safe and most importantly, kept us laughing and enjoying ourselves! I would highly recommend that anyone considering a white water rafting experience in the Golden area strongly consider Glacier Raft Company as all of their employees had great personalities!
      Written August 4, 2020
    • Maxim K
      0 contributions
      Half day trip
      My dad and I went rafting here a couple days ago and we had an amazing time!! Everyone who worked there was extremely nice, and made sure everyone was being safe. Our guide was Alex, and he definitely made our experience one to remember. The instructions were super clear right from the beginning about gear and safety, and the guides made sure everyone was wearing a mask and kept distance when we could as well. The actual rafting was a blast, and we felt very safe the whole time too! The Rapids were perfect, and we even got to get in the river near the end. There is a professional photographer who takes your photo in the river, and the guides also have gopros on. Once you get back, they celebrate with beer and pop! Overall, highly recommend coming here!
      Written July 13, 2020
    • 582basharh
      0 contributions
      Family Adventure
      It is great for kids but adults need more than family adventure The employees are well trained, nice, patient and follow the COVID rules
      Written July 11, 2020
    • Slabotsky
      0 contributions
      Very good rafting/excellent staff. Difficult to look at trip pics. Beware!
      Our family of 5 had a very nice rafting afternoon with an outstanding guide (Ben). The entire excursion was extremely well organized. Be extremely careful however if you are planning to buy pictures.There is not an adequate platform in which to view them. The WORST PART IS THAT ONCE THEY HAVE YOUR MONEY THEY WILL NOT EVEN ANSWER EMAILS! Extremely disappointing lack of post trip service
      Written September 24, 2019
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    Mak
    Toronto, Canada13 contributions
    I have my 10 yrs old and 13 yrs old with me, the tour was awesome. We felt safe and everything was well explained. We had Luke as our guide he was wonderful, we never had to paddle hard, the small hike to the water fall drinking glacier water was amazing, I highly recommend to anyone to wants safe adventure. They accommodated my husband to extend the tour from level 2 current in the morning to the level 3 -4 current in the afternoon. Even with the level 2 current we had a great time. They gave us wet suits and shoes, we were warm considering the water was only 4 degree Celsius. We were not scare at all and we had a great time S everything was well instructed to us! 2 thumbs up!!
    Written August 21, 2020
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    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate it. Thanks for the 2 thumbs up :) We are happy to hear you enjoyed your rafting adventure with Luke and the rest of our team. Thanks again for coming out and supporting local tourism. We hope to see you again in the future, maybe when you all can do the afternoon class 3-4 rapids. Cheers Glacier Raft Team
    Written August 22, 2020
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    Aron MacKenzie
    Calgary, Canada10 contributions
    Jul 2021 • Friends
    Rafted on July 31, 2021. The group was well organized, and flawlessly coordinated 117 people with various experience. The whole team, from office staff, to the bus drivers, to the rafting guides work well together and have great chemistry.

    The actual float was a great experience. As a 45 year old woma who is grossly out of shape they made me feel safe, secure, but most importantly ABLE to enjoy life’s most awesome pleasure!

    Thank you to the group for a great day! Money well spent! Next year we are going to do the helicopter tour!
    Written August 1, 2021
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    Thank you for the detailed review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the rafting adventure with us. We are so fortunate to have the team that we do. They treat each other like family and support each other through the day, which makes coordinating 117+ people much easier. The helicopter raft adventure is epic and you should totally check it out. Thanks again for the review and coming out with us. Cheers Glacier Raft Team
    Written August 3, 2021
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    Bonasa
    Lethbridge, Canada333 contributions
    Aug 2022
    The best value family rafting experience that we have done by far. Although other rivers might offer more whitewater, this was perfect for a 7 year old, two seniors and ourselves for a half day. The crew was very informative and professional, the guide was great, the lunch was good and the photos and video provided much better quality than our experiences with other companies on other rivers in the Rockies. Definitely recommend them for families and we hope to do it again next year.
    Written August 7, 2022
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a nice review! We are so happy that you had such a pleasant day on the water with the whole family! We look forward to taking you again next year :) Cheers from everyone at Glacier!
    Written August 9, 2022
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    Rebekah G
    1 contribution
    Jul 2022 • Friends
    My friends and I had never done rafting before and had the most amazing full day experience with our guide Austin, he took the time to ensure everyone on our raft was incredibly comfortable and answered any and all questions we had. From the second you arrive every single staff member is incredibly welcoming and encouraging. While out on the water, Austin educated our group on the ecosystems and mountains alongside the river and even in the most intense moments made sure the group felt safe. You can immediately feel how important safety is to the entire crew. Overall it was a phenomenal experience and we will be returning to do it again!
    Written July 14, 2022
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    Thank you so much for this amazing recommendation. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share. Our guides have lots of knowledge an it's great that Austin had a chance to impart a bit of what he knows about the Kicking Horse river. We'll be sure to pass along your comments to everyone and we look forward to seeing you on the river again! Cheers from the Glacier team.
    Written July 14, 2022
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    calta523
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico26 contributions
    Jul 2021
    We have been rafting the Kicking Horse River annually for many years.

    Today we organized two rafts and every one of us enjoyed the half day middle canyon trip tremendously. Our guides, Diego and Haley, were great, preparing the first timers and veterans for a safe, crazy and wild trip- perhaps our best ever.

    Glacier is a really well managed company - efficient from start to finish including booking, check in, suiting up, trip to the launch and return, and on the River.

    Very highly recommended - treat yourself!
    Written July 11, 2021
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    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are so happy to hear that you and your group enjoyed your adventure on the river with Diego and Hayley. I will be sure to pass the review onto them. Thanks for letting us share the kicking horse river experience with you. We hope to see you again. Cheers Glacier Raft Team
    Written July 14, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    calta523
    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico26 contributions
    Aug 2020
    For years we have enjoyed one or two rafting trips with Alpine Rafting which Glacier acquired this year.
    Initially I was concerned - Alpine was a great company and we enjoyed many 5 star experiences on the River with them. I wondered - would Glacier be as good? In addition we had purchased a large denomination gift card from Alpine which we were unable to use in 2019. We wondered if the card would still be valid under new management.
    The answer to both question was very positive. - Glacier honoured the gift card and We had two wonderful trips in August which were even a bit better than with Alpine. Their checkin facility layout is more efficient, the equipment and wetsuits seemed newer and the guides were top notch.
    Written September 16, 2020
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    Thank you for such a detailed review. We are stoked to hear we could go above and beyond your expectations. Thank you for supporting local tourism and letting our team show you what Glacier is all about. We take pride in what we have to offer from our rafting experience to the staff that provide it. Thanks again for coming rafting with us and we hope to see you next season. Cheers Glacier Raft Team
    Written September 17, 2020
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    Ebad N
    Calgary, Canada2 contributions
    Jul 2021
    This rafting trip was nothing short of a exciting adventure. Water was indeed a glacier water flowing directly from the north and was super cold. Our guide, Alex, was super chill and knowledgeable. He gave us the tour of the canyon and kept us engaged throughout the trip.

    He made sure we finish our rafting trip safe and sound. I fell in water towards the end and did manage to swim back to the raft. Proper safety instruction were given and rescue techniques were implemented immediately.

    During the bus ride the guide presented us with many jokes which was always good to hear. In the end they offered us drinks. Overall, I highly recommend Glacier raft company to all rafting adventurists.
    Written July 28, 2021
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    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your adventure with us. I will be sure to pass the review onto Alex. The guides work on their cheesy raft jokes all winter long, so when rafting season comes along they have all the material to make the bus ride feel short. Thanks again for joining us on the river. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Glacier Raft Team
    Written July 31, 2021
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    Deana P
    1 contribution
    Aug 2021 • Family
    We did the family adventure on the kicking horse with our 2 kids, ages 11 & 9. They loved it, and so did we. Our tour guide Mike on the bus ride was funny & informative. Our raft guide Hailey was also great, engaged naturally with the kids, got them out swimming, and taught them to spin the raft like the tea cup ride. They can't wait to do it again!
    Written August 4, 2021
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    Thank you for writing a review. Our Family adventure is great for kids but also adults. Very scenic and the guides tell the best jokes in the morning. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your trip with Haley and Mike. We hope to see you again in the future. Cheers Glacier Raft Team
    Written August 11, 2021
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    Michael
    Calgary, Canada4 contributions
    Jul 2020
    We came out for the full day trip. We have been rafting in various places around the world before but this was really impressive. Our guide was friendly and knowledgable. The river and the views were amazing. I have driven down the #1 highway dozens and dozens of times. This provided a totally different perspective and I highly recommend people take the time for a once in a lifetime intense adventure.
    Written August 2, 2020
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate it. The perspective from the river is amazing and it is a once in a lifetime experience. We are so happy that we could share that with you. Thank you for coming out and supporting small town local tourism. We hope to see you again in future seasons. Cheers Glacier Raft Team
    Written August 2, 2020
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    Ciuccella
    8 contributions
    Aug 2022 • Couples
    Glacier rafting demonstrates its competence, affordability and professionality of its guides. We enjoyed a lot even being the first time for us rafting. The landscape is spectacular and even more thanks to our guide Chris ! Thank you guys go on like that!
    Written August 22, 2022
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    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Such awesome feedback to hear! It is a great experience for everyone, even if it is people's first time rafting. The Kicking Horse River definitely has some beautiful scenery. We will pass on the feedback to Chris. Thanks, the team at Glacier.
    Written August 22, 2022
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