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Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River

By Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours
Recommended by 99% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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C$112.00
per adult
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C$112.00
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 12-99, max of 8 per group
Duration:5h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English

Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • BBQ lunch (Gentle Family Rafting tour)
  • 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)


Departure details
  • Golden, Golden, Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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 White Water 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 of any allergies or special dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please advise your lunch preference, if tour with lunch is selected: hamburger, veggie burger or smokie (big hot dog); Use "Special Requirements" field upon checkout to advise the requested information
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Covid-19 policies are in place. All guests required to bring a face covering, our staff will use PPE, we will be doing regular cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting. There are mandatory hand sanitizing stations
  • 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.

A note from Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River
  • To view our entire Covid-19 policies and procedures, please visit our website here: https://glacierraft.com/covid-19-updates-rafting-starts-june-27/
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River?
Rafting Adventure on the Kicking Horse River price starts from C$112.48. 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

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

alona662
alona662
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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 l
krismU9600HA
krismU9600HA
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Breath taking experience
My wife and I had an exhilarating experience white water rafting with Glacier Rafting Company! Our guide Emanuel wa
MaryEWilts
MaryEWilts
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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
zobilas
zobilas
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Smile more during challenges 😊
Rafting guides were amazing , full of fun and very knowledge about what they are doing. Very cheerful. I loved the
davidasia
davidasia
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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 r
bentlogn
bentlogn
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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.
rustywall123
rustywall123
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5 star service
Rafting with glacier was a 5 star experience from start to finish. I definitely plan to go back again sometime.
Kmariee
Kmariee
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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
dswilliams10
dswilliams10
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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
TheTravellingRoberto
TheTravellingRoberto
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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! Mik
Maxim K
Maxim K
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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 extreme
582basharh
582basharh
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Family Adventure
It is great for kids but adults need more than family adventure The employees are well trained, nice, patient and
Slabotsky
Slabotsky
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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 extreme
Tammy K
Tammy K
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Highly recommend
We had a great time! Our husbands didn’t want to go but ended up saying it was the best part of their Canadian trip
bharas
bharas
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Expensive for what you get.
We signed up for the easy ride but basically we just floated down the river after two little rapids. It was very u
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Bonasa
Lethbridge, Canada309 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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Ciuccella
7 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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EricDenise F
1 contribution
Jul. 2022 • Couples
The team members are all experienced and trustworthy.

They know what to do and how to handle the raft even with a bunch of newbies in it.

It was a fun, safe, and memorable ride.
We took the whole day trip, which started at 9.15 am.

*Started with Introduction, fyi on rafting, change clothes, they provide all the gear, just wear swimsuit underneath. Bring your meds like epipen and inhalers.
* They take you to the boat launch area about 15mins away
* Last minute instructions before launch.

* Off you go. For the whole day trip, they will take you to scenic routes through calmer waters. There will be a little bit of paddling practice too.

* Lunch bbq (burgers, hotdogs, salad, beverage, chips and granola bars) . There are 2 outhouses where you can answer the call off nature near the lunch area.

* The big thing. Brace yourself for more paddling.

* Your guide will direct the rafters what to do so pay attention.

Overall, it was a safe and fun trip. No accidents happened.

Also, there is a photographer taking photos so don't worry about capturing the moments. You will be busy paddling anyway!
Written July 12, 2022
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What a great summery of the Discovery Trip. We are happy that you enjoyed your day, it sounds like you are ready for our Heli Trip! We look forward to taking you on another rafting trip. Thank you for your review!
Written July 12, 2022
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Alexandra D
Kitimat, Canada1 contribution
First time white water rafting and came away with huge smiles on our faces. From the very start when Ryan gave us an overview of the gear, to Cory safely driving us to our launch site, to the safety briefing from Austen- this company put the safety and happiness of their customers at the forefront. Our guide was Austen and we had a phenomenal trip under his expert guidance that also kept us smiling the whole way along. Thank you to the whole team for a wonderful time - highly recommend it for anyone wanting to experience the incredible Kicking Horse River 👌🇨🇦 🛶
Written August 1, 2022
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Hi there! Thanks so much for the awesome review. So happy to hear that you had such a great time out with the team and left with big smiles! Safety and happiness are both super important to us! We will pass on the feedback to the team! Cheers, from the Glacier team.
Written August 2, 2022
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Canmore Brewing Company
Canmore, Canada12 contributions
Jun. 2022
Top notch guides. Very thorough. Very safe. Great ambassadors.
We hit it at the perfect time of year: warm, sunny day with high, fast flowing water. The adrenalin levels were high as we had multiple sections of Class 4 and a lot of Class 3 in between. Would recommend this to anyone looking to get their whitewater thrill on.
Written June 28, 2022
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Oh wow, this is such a great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to share. We're so lucky to have returning experienced guides year after year. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again on the river in the future. Cheers from everyone at Glacier.
Written June 29, 2022
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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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Clear_cut_tree
9 contributions
Did the full day trip with teenage kids. Can’t say enough good things about it. From the minute you arrive in the parking lot to the minute you leave, the organization and info sharing is top notch. They have it down to the minute. Very efficient. The rafting is just the right mix of excitement and relaxation. The lunch provided was great. Our guide Libby was amazing!
Two thumbs up for the whole experience and I strongly recommend it.
Written August 9, 2022
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This is such a great review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us. Lunch is one of the most popular parts of our trip and we a very lucky to have such an amazing team. Libby will be very happy to hear you had a great time. We truly appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you on the river again. Cheers from us all at Glacier.
Written August 10, 2022
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scoochAlberta
alberta6 contributions
Aug. 2022
We started with the family float and upgraded at lunch time to include the afternoon trip as well. The family adventure would be great for small kids - it is basically a float with one or two little rapids. Nothing major!! The second half of the full day has the larger class rapids - awesome time had by our entire family! The guide, Nico, was absolutely amazing! He was very skilled and so much fun. The photographer did an amazing job as well, capturing the day in high quality images. We definitely would highly recommend!
Written August 4, 2022
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Wow! This is such a great recommendation! Thank you so much for taking the time to share we truly appreciate it. We are so glad your family had a wonderful time and we'll be sure to pass your comments on to Nico. We are very lucky to have such an amazing team and to partner with excellent photographers. Thanks again and we hope to see you on the river again in the future. Cheers from the whole Glacier team!
Written August 5, 2022
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Daniel A
Washington DC, DC57 contributions
Jul. 2022
We had a great time rafting with Glacier Raft Company.
We did the half day which includes all the fastest parts of the middle canyon. If you're not sure that you want to dedicate a full day to rafting on your trip I definitely recommend this option.
Guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and safe, the gear was all in very good condition (including extra fleece and rain coats for the cold wet day).
Written July 17, 2022
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We are so happy that you enjoyed your day on the river and were able to keep warm! Thank you for leaving such a nice review, we love hearing from our guests. Cheers from the Glacier team!
Written July 18, 2022
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