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Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours

612 7 Street North, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
1 877 344 7238
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Ranked #1 of 24 Activities in Golden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Glacier Raft Company offers a variety of whitewater rafting and scenic float trips on several rivers in the Columbia Valley. Golden, BC. The Kicking... more » Owner description: Glacier Raft Company offers a variety of whitewater rafting and scenic float trips on several rivers in the Columbia Valley. Golden, BC. The Kicking Horse River is the ultimate whitewater rafting destination in the Rocky Mountains guaranteed to provide the thrill of a lifetime. Many of our guests return year after year because, as they know, no two runs down the Kicking Horse are ever the same! The Blaeberry River is a family rafting trip in Golden, BC. Follow the historic trading route of explorer David Thompson. This gentle river float is a scenic raft trip through the peaceful Blaeberry Valley in the Rocky Mountains. This class 1 – 2 glacial fed river meanders its way through high mountain peaks before entering an enchanting canyon of gentle curves and vertical rock walls. Watch for animals, birds and wildflowers as you help your guide navigate this two hour journey. We provide a light snack half way through the trip for you to enjoy while relaxing in the evening sun. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I have gone rafting with all companies located in Golden and I have to say Glacier Raft gave me the best experience! I had Kris and Mike as guides and they were fantastic. From the front desk, to the bus driver, to the guides and the photographer everyone was respectful, kind and offered all the customers exceptional service! The knowledge... More

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GlacierRaft, Owner at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! We're so happy you had an amazing experience with us and it's awesome to hear that our entire crew contributed to your great day. Customer service is extremely important to us and we always appreciate receiving positive feedback. Thank you for the recommendation and cheers from all of us here at Glacier! More

Kelowna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Had a great time riding the Kicking Horse with our rad guides. They made us feel completely safe and entertained throughout our experience. I recommend this activity to anyone seeking a thrill in Golden. The best part of our Rocky Mountain Trip !

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GlacierRaft, Owner at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! We're stoked to hear you had such an awesome day with us... and the guides will enjoy this one too :) We really appreciate your recommendation and hopefully you can join us again when you're heading this way. Cheers from the whole Glacier Crew! More

Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Amazing adrenaline rush for anyone from beginner to expert. We went as a group of four, and they were very accommodating in ensuring that we were all on the same boat. We worked as a team as a group of 8 plus one guide on each of the six rafts that embarked together. We purchased the "Express" package which took... More

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GlacierRaft, Owner at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome and detailed review! We're so happy you loved your day with us, and that your first rafting experience was a success. We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to Jair. We're glad you decided the pictures were worth it. Hopefully you've been able to look at them lots, and that they'll make you... More

Brno, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were traveling in Western Canada for 4 weeks and rafting was definitely a highlight of our great trip. We even extended our rafting trip to the lower canyon, because we just loved it and had so much fun.The biggest thanks goes to our guide Jair, who was absolutely the best, funny and trustworthy guide. :-)

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GlacierRaft, Owner at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We're stoked that your day with us was a highlight of your trip through Canada - that's amazing! It's great you were able to raft the lower canyon, as well, and we'll be sure to pass your review on to Jair. Cheers from the whole Glacier Crew! More

Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was my 5th time white water rafting and my worst experince. The raft guides that had gave his experince with being a guide and he was VERY familiar with the Kicking Horse River as of 6+ years. We were at the very beginning of our full day tour and we were IMMEDIATELY slammed into a sheer face canyon wall... More

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GlacierRaft, Owner at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that you didn’t enjoy your day with us, but it is very important you know that your raft bumping into some rocks was in no way the result of a deliberate action. Safety is our ultimate priority and none of our guides ever want to have a guest who feels unsafe, or goes for a swim in... More

Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Best guide ever--another shout out for Jair! Most fun ever! So happy I decided to go for it and do the "Challenge". Organized, professional, attention to detail, felt safe at all times on the river, would not hesitate to recommend this company. I also liked the wet suits, fleece, and over jackets. No one is ever attractive in these get... More

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GlacierRaft, Owner at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! We're stoked you had such an amazing day with us and we truly appreciate your recommendation. We're happy you felt comfortable in our gear. A lot of people have a good chuckle when they put a wetsuit on (or their friends do), but it's great for us to hear everything we provided allowed you to feel warm, protected... More

Stonewall, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Best time ever! My husband, myself along with our 2 teenage boys (16 and 13) had a fabulous time with Glacier Raft Company. We took the Classic Trip, started the morning on the upper rapids learning the ropes with a very experience guide. We stopped at a waterfall and then had an amazing shore lunch. In the afternoon we conquered... More

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GlacierRaft, Owner at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this awesome review! It's amazing for us to hear that your whole family enjoyed their day with us. Feeling a sense of accomplishment is one of the best feelings, and we're stoked a day on the Kicking Horse provided that. We truly appreciate your recommendation! Cheers from all of us here at Glacier! More

Calgary, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I experienced the Kicking Horse Challenge for $159.00 You know it's truly an amazing company when you have people like Jair guiding this adventure. I find it especially entertaining that other's who have posted on Trip Advisor also are giving shout-outs to Jair. So.. without further adieu here is my review. Pros: The guides provide great instructions before heading into... More

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GlacierRaft, Owner at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review! Having your pros and cons will be really helpful for all of our future guests. It's great for us, as well, to hear both sides of someone's experience and opinions. It's awesome that you felt safe, well cared for, and important to our guides. Safety is our ultimate priority, and making each guest feel... More

australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Professional. Fun. Safety conscious. Great day out! We initially booked the express but upgraded mid tour. So glad we did the last rapid is crazy fun. The water is fresh but you get provided with wet suit, fleece etc. Do it! My gps had issues locating the office because of the north/south street structure of Golden so give yourself a... More

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GlacierRaft, Owner at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us a review! We really appreciate your recommendation and are so happy you enjoyed your day. It's great you were able to raft the lower section - lots of amazing whitewater for sure! Cheers from all of us here at Glacier More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Best time ever got to see some amazing sights water was cold but definitely worth it thanks so much from Jeremy and bed blair

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GlacierRaft, Owner at Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you! We're stoked you enjoyed your day with us and we appreciate you taking the time to write us a review. Cheers from the whole Glacier Crew! More

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