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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 19 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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Vernon, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you want the thrill of a lifetime and a great day with wonderful people then my suggestion is a day on the Kicking Horse with The Glacier Raft Company. A memory I'll never forget and one I will treasure forever. Thank you to Kris (our guide) and all the terrific people that made my day so special. I look... More

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The crew at Glacier Raft Company are the best!! Had a fabulous, incredible day riding the Kicking Horse River with a great bunch of guys. The day began with an awesome lunch, followed by safety review, gearing up and heading to the river. After awesome rafting on the upper, middle and lower canyons we ended back at home base and... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Rafting with this company was an excellent experience, It is a superbly run outfit with well experienced, helpful and friendly staff. Five over 60's ladies thoroughly enjoyed themselves for a morning of fun packed rafting, the tasty lunch finished of a fab morning.

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

Thank you for this great review - it's awesome to hear rafting was the perfect outing for your group of friends! We're so happy you enjoyed your experience with us and that our lunch was the perfect conclusion to your day. Cheers from all of us here at Glacier! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Seriously, this day was perfect and stunning in every way!! The people were great, the river itself was awesome, the good was great, the atmosphere was fun and exciting, etc etc... I could go on.. :) Special thanks to Jair and Mike (..aka "Mikey"..) for making us feel like friends or family and not tourists!! Seriously, amazing! ..DO IT!! :)

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Doha, Qatar
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

As a family with younger children we wanted a rafting experience that was exciting enough but not too much. The Glacier Company gave us that. The thrill was enough but not too much. Actually it gave us the taste for more next time. It gave us great and fun memories. The lunch was basic but very generous and well cooked.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It's great to hear your whole family enjoyed their day with us, and that it was just the right amount of excitement. It's awesome it left you wanting more - hopefully you're able to get out rafting again soon! Cheers from the whole Glacier Crew More

Golden, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Rafting on the Blaeberry River was part of our Outdoor Camp program. All the 13 kids in our group aged between 4 to 12 years old had such a good time! Staff were really accommodating, helpful and friendly. Carmen made the booking smooth and easy! Ryan and Evan our guides entertained us and put a smile on our faces all... More

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

Thank you for the great review! We're so happy all the kids had a blast, and Ryan and Evan definitely enjoyed their day too. We're glad we were able to provide the kids with a fun, entertaining and educational afternoon, and we'd love to have Petit Tournesol join us again anytime! More

Sydney, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Being wet and cold might not seem like fun, but with Glacier Raft, it is fantastic! The whole setup is slick from the moment you arrive, to the time you leave. The instructors are friendly and experienced and dedicated to making it safe and fun, which it was. We were soon kitted up and on the bus to the river... More

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

Thank you so much for the awesome review! This will be very helpful to all of our future guests. It paints a really good picture of the experience we try to provide to everyone who joins us. We're so happy you enjoyed your day on the Horse and we appreciate that you took the time to let others know. Safe... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This was the second time I had rafted down the Kicking Horse (first time in about 15 years). Very professionally run and incredibly friendly guides. Will definitely be coming back when the lower canyon is open.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! It's awesome you were able to get back out on the Horse after so many years, and that you had such a a great day. Just so you know, as well, it is likely the lower will be open tomorrow. We can't guarantee it yet, but the... More

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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This was my first time going rafting in a long time and Glacier Raft Co made it fun and safe. Their gear is well maintained and their staff are very friendly. Everything was well organized and they took care to discuss risks and clarify any concerns. Our guide Chris was fun and clearly experienced. I felt we were really well... More

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

Thank you so much for the awesome review! To hear you couldn't be more pleased with the experience is what we hope for with all of our guests. We've passed your kind words on to Kris and the rest of our staff and we're so happy you had a wonderful day with us. Cheers from everyone here at Glacier! More

Toronto
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is the place to go for a great rafting trip in the Rockies. The guys work really hard to make sure everyone has a great time. We had a hoot! Also - the safety is top notch too :) The Kootenay beer is a nice touch!

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

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We're glad you had such a great time and we really appreciate your recommendation. Cheers from all of us here at Glacier! More

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