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Alpine Rafting

101 Golden Donald Upper Road | Next to British Columbia Info Centre, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
1-888-599-5299
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Ranked #3 of 17 activities in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Owner description: Alpine Rafting offers Half and Full Day Trips on the Kicking Horse River starting at $29 per person. All experience levels welcome, no experience... more » Owner description: Alpine Rafting offers Half and Full Day Trips on the Kicking Horse River starting at $29 per person. All experience levels welcome, no experience necessary. We are the only company to offer a Whitewater Guarantee: we are not satified until you are. Alpine Rafting was awarded the TripAdvisor Certicate of Excellence 2012. « less
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We joined Alpine Rafting at the suggestion of the lady who owned the B & B that we stayed at. We opted for what is known as the Kicking Horse Classic. The morning started out slow, but I have to say I was grateful that things didn't get too crazy right off the start. We arrived at the most gorgeous... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We chose Alpine after searching around the other companies as well, they seemed the most professional. We had a great day on the water and rafted the Middle and Lower Canyons. I noticed that we missed out a riverside lunch doing this option, as there were some people finishing up their lunch as we arrived at the River. The guide... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We chose this company on our trip the Canadian Rockies last July after stopping at the Tourist Information Centre. They were located right nextdoor. Our guide was professional, entertaining, and the rapids were second to none! I have rafted in California previously but the Kicking Horse was way better (and colder!) We will be back!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Went through the best rapids and even though it was our second time rafting Kicking Horse, it was no less fun! The only downside is that they don't have showers available for after the trip

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Myself and my wife have been rafting serveral times and so were used to up to Grade 5 rapids. We did the full day Kicking Horse challenge. Some of the rapids on the lower part are great fun and really good. There are no extreme drops or anything but a lot of time spent going through various grade 4 rapids.... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was my second trip down the Kicking Horse with Alpine. If you are old enough to do the lower canyon it is an absolute must. This time out we did the full Kicking Horse Challenge which starts with an easy float and a few minor bumps, followed by an excellent lunch cooked by the raft guides then the middle... More

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Marengo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The 6 of us went all day. There were 8 rafts all guided with older experienced guides- "older" meaning late 20s up to mid 40s. Everyone seemed concerned with safety- there was no in appropriate banter. The meal served along the way was restaurant quality, We got an hour. It was a good break(including an out house) prior to the... More

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I highly suggest the Kicking Horse Challenge. It's all day with lunch, but worth the time. Takes some getting used to, but the lower rapids or great. Our guide suggested coming a bit earlier in the season (late June, early July) to be on the river when it's higher.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Took the family rafting this summer and had a brilliant time. Our guide knew everything about anything and was really great. The children enjoyed the rafting and the family rafting package was just enough for both of them. 7 and11.

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I'd never done white water rafting - wouldn't even have considered it if my brother hadn't suggested it. Now I can't wait to do it again. Our guide, Simon, was brilliant, and the setting was stunning. The safety instruction might leave you feeling a little apprehensive, but the reality is pure joy! And there were absolutely no mishaps. We only... More

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