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Chinook Rafting

215 Banff Ave | Sundance Mall, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L1B3, Canada
403 763 2007
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Ranked #2 of 35 activities in Banff
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Closest whitewater rafting available from Banff and Calgary. Half and Full day trips. Whether you want Mild or Wild, our fun-loving professional... more » Owner description: Closest whitewater rafting available from Banff and Calgary. Half and Full day trips. Whether you want Mild or Wild, our fun-loving professional guides will provide you with the best whitewater rafting adventure. Perfect activity for Families (5yrs+), and Groups like Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties or your Corporate Team Building Event. « less
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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I was hesitant when my brother-in-law booked this outing for our family. My daughter is only 5 and I didn't think it would be safe for her. We had an amazing time for the whole family - 5, 12, 15 and over 40s! Scenery is breathtaking, equipment is well taken care of and our guide was the best part of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

On my second visit to the Rockies I was keen to repeat the fantastic experience I had when rafting with Chinook in 2012. It's so often disappointing when we try to recreate a great time, but this visit was even better. There are many changes in the Kananaskis River due to the recent severe flooding, and these changes have added... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The team at Chinook is the best. Marshall was our tour guide and was terrific. He helped the people in our raft function as a team as we navigated the rapids. He also pointed out interesting facts about the geology in the surrounding area. He is a safety expert and gave the safety briefing before the trip began so we... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The entry level water rafting experience (3 sets of rapids, and 2 cliff jumps) were fun and aided by the humourous and friendly attitudes of all the guides. I jumped in this with no experience except being able to swim. Went in early september, water levels were low and water was 4° but received wetsuits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I went rafting with a group of friends, which always makes activities more fun. Our guide, Richard, was extremely entertaining and our whole group enjoyed the rafting. The water levels were a little high (end of season) so the rapids weren't as exciting as usual, but with a great guide we still had a fun time.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

My experience was good for a couple of reasons. 1) The team at Chinook were lots of fun, experienced and engaging and 2) I didn't pay full price. A buddy of mine bought a coupon which allowed 3 of us to go forth price of one. If you've never been rafting before then this is a great way to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Today was my first time Water Rafting and I absolutely couldn't have asked for it to be any better. I was nervous at first but the guides at were great to alleviate those fears with excellent training and addressing all safety concerns. It was obvious it was the priority.. To have fun. which it really was.. and to be safe.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

First time rafting and I couldn't have hoped for a better experience.. The whole team at chinook create a funny/happy/professional vibe and none more so than our guide Sam! His great attitude and extensive knowledge ensured a safe and happy trip down the bow river for all onboard! Will return again and again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

I went on the rafting trip through Horse Shoe Canyon with my partner mid August. I hadn't rafted before and was really looking forward to the experience. The whole team at Chinook was great. Our rafting guide was Sam. This guy was great. Very knowledgeable and helpful, funny too. We did some river surfing too that was awesome. Definitely planning... More

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Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was lucky enough to take part in a beautiful sunny morning with Chinook rafting last week. The whole experience was a blast. Our guide Sam, was friendly, fun and made you feel safe the whole way through. We had a great time, thanks Sam and Chinook rafting! Can't wait to go again someday soon!!

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