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Extreme Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River
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Extreme Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River

By Kootenay River Runners
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Ages 12-85
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Wetsuit
  • River Booties
  • River gear & Equipment
  • Entry/Admission - Kicking Horse River
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • We are focusing on rafting, but feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy it before or after your trip at our private basecamp


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    2966 Kicking Horse Rd, Golden, BC V0A 1H7, Canada
    All our Kicking Horse rafting trips start at the Kootenay River Runners Basecamp near Golden, BC
  • Option 2
    Kootenay River Runners (Kicking Horse River Basecamp), 2966 Kicking Horse Rd, Golden, BC V0A 1H7, Canada
End:This activity ends back at the meeting 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: 31833P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 12 years old
    • Minimum weight 90 lbs (41 kg)
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Extreme Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River?
    Extreme Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River price starts from $102.41. Discover and book Extreme Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River on Tripadvisor
    What is the Extreme Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River cancellation policy?
    Extreme Whitewater Rafting on 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 Extreme Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River on Tripadvisor
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    Extreme Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River is hosted by Kootenay River Runners. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Kootenay River Runners on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Extreme Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Extreme Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Extreme Whitewater Rafting on 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: 31833P1

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    About the operator
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    • Kootenay River Runners
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      Canada
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      Written September 4, 2023
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      Fun Way to Spend a Day!
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    • seanwS7251TW
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      Excellent Outdoor Experience
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    • celiav818
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      A Great Family Day Trip
      This was actually a full day. Met at office at 830 am and returned just before 5pm. I will keep this short and sweet - it was an awesome day! I wasn’t sure how my 9 and 12 year old would handle the day but they both did very well! I cannot thank our river guide Tyler enough. He was funny, engaging and great with all the kids. Thank you to him for keeping our son engaged with Pokemon conversations :) The views are beautiful! It was really a wonderful experience for us! Thank you KRR!!!
      Written August 23, 2023
    • gdale001
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      Great fun on the river
      Had a great time. Our guide, Ty, was funny and energetic. The scenery is awesome. We highly recommend this adventure.
      Written August 19, 2023
    • NPura1979
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      Enjoy the Kootenay River and Beat the Heat With a Splash Through Whitewater
      The group was fun and informative right from the get-go. Katie entertained us on our roughly 45 minute bus ride to where we launched into the river…luckily she ended up being our tour guide as well. She was accommodating to all on her boat, especially the younger children that loved the attention. The 27km trip down the river went quickly and she knows her craft well. It was interesting to hear of her life back home in Glasgow, Scotland and there’s no doubt she’s planted the seed for a future visit in many of our group. Note that this extended half-day tour option was only necessitated by changes upstream due to fire and may not be offered forever. The trip wound down with a beautiful stop at the base of a waterfall and a slow moving stretch of the river where anyone daring enough could jump in the river for a quick swim in the cold mountain water. I’d highly recommend the River Runners for their expertise, attention to their clients and general fun-living and good nature. A great time was had by all.
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    • shannon3224
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      The absolute best time rafting Toby Creek!
      We had an excellent time rafting Toby Creek with Kootenay River Rafters. The staff were fantastic and made sure everyone had a great time while also being safe. Our guide Rory was an absolute gem! He was knowledgeable about the area so shared some great info with us while we were out on the water. I’ve been out rafting a few times in different places in Canada and Rory and this group were the best! We will be back and will definitely bring the kids next time! Huge thanks to Rory and the crew for making our experience so memorable!
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      Fantastic rafting experience, we took our 11 year daughter with us and the ride was exciting but also suitable for her age. The team who guided us were knowledge and entertaining and provided an all round great experience, highly recommend it!
      Written August 11, 2023
    • Mark2023jc
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      Excellent experience
      Excellent experience, kids 8 and 5 really enjoyed it. Tyler was an excellent guide made the day really fun for everyone with his group. Will definitely be trying the other tours.
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    • 898shaymaar
      0 contributions
      First Time
      First rafting with the family....itwas awesome. Our guide Mason made us feel like we were amazing 😆. He was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Also learned Arabic really quick and used it flawlessly
      Written July 31, 2023
    • L300QZaaronw
      0 contributions
      Highly recommended white water rafting tour!!!
      The tour featured amazing scenery and both Tyler and George were energetic and fun. Highly recommend this tour and it has certainly whet my appetite for more white water river rafting.
      Written July 30, 2023
    • Nicholbee
      0 contributions
      Great for beginners and families with young kids
      Excellent beginner intro to whitewater rafting. Great for kids in terms of both length and size of rapids. Works really well especially if staying up at Panorama because it departs right from the resort - so easy. Our guide Mason was great - friendly with the kids and made it fun.
      Written July 23, 2023
    • christinepA6002FP
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      Highly recommend!
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    • DawnH991
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    5.0
    64 reviews
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    Marieandpaul
    Crumlin Co Antrim N Ireland3 contributions
    Jun 2022 • Family
    Amazing day with the lads from the camp base. Non stop entertainment and brilliant trip down the river. Definitely the place to white water rafting in the rockies. All four of them went way beyond the call of duty when our car hadn’t returned with family for a couple of hours after the trip was over. They fed us watered us clothed us and entertained us. Many thanks for that guys. Will see u all soon
    Written July 1, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for the great review! So glad to hear you had such a great time with us and the guides took good care of you. We hope to see you in the future!
    Written July 2, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Hilary D
    1 contribution
    Aug 2022 • Family
    This was a 10 out of 10 for our family, Dean was an amazing guide and took us through the Kicking Horse River like it was the easiest thing he has ever done. Bill was the other guide and the two worked seamlessly together. Please check this rafting company out!!! We will be back earlier in the summer next year to catch even more white water!!!
    Written August 15, 2022
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    erinlynnkells
    Toronto, Canada32 contributions
    White water rafting on Kicking Horse River was an incredible experience. The guides are experts and safety is a top priority. A special thanks to Jeff, Dean, Kyle and Bill. These guys truly love their jobs, and it shows through their great sense of humour and care. Aside from the activity of white water rafting itself, which was one for the bucket list, the scenery was breathtaking. My only complaint is the cost of photos - $30. I would’ve loved to have some photos of my experience, but didn’t feel they were worth that price for digital copies. Marketing wise, I think the company would receive much more exposure if photos were included in the cost of the excursion and people could post to social media, etc. Highly recommend to anyone visiting BC/Alberta.
    Written July 3, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for joining us on the Kicking Horse River in Golden! We're glad you had a great time with our team out there, and we'll be sure to let them know they're doing some great work! I'll also pass along your points in regards to photos to our management team. We hope you can join us again on the river in the future!
    Written July 4, 2022
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    Andrea M
    Regina3 contributions
    Sep 2022
    Whitewater rafting at its finest. Dean guided us down the river thru the rapids with experience and incredible knowledge.
    The entire team is professional and keeps safety their number one priority.
    We will return in early summer next year to do another tour down the river. Thank you, Dean, and I hope you have an adventurous and safe Winter.
    See you next year.
    Written September 6, 2022
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    Thank you so much! We are glad to hear you had a great time on the river with us! Dean definitely gave you the inside scoop, early season high waters are the best, and we can't wait to have you join us again!! See you next year
    Written September 7, 2022
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    Courtneyjoannell
    1 contribution
    Jul 2021 • Friends
    THE BEST TIME!
    Vern was an absolute gem and such a great guide.
    He was so knowledgeable and we loved his jokes!!
    Very well run and organized team! 10/10 would recommend. Can’t wait to come back next June when the rapids are even larger!
    Written July 29, 2021
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    Thanks for your review! We're stoked to hear you had a great time on the Kicking Horse with our legend Vern! June is one of the best times of the year for those wild rapids, so we look forward to having you back in the future!
    Written August 4, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Pauline B
    La Crescent, MN4 contributions
    Jun 2023 • Family
    We’ve been rafting before as a family and we had a BLAST with Kootenay River Runners. They supply all the gear and safety equipment needed for the day including wetsuits, water shoes and splash jackets. Our guide, Ben, was friendly, funny and we always felt safe. We could really tell he wanted to make sure we had a good time. Would definitely recommend if you are in the Golden, BC area.
    Written June 30, 2023
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    Thanks so much for the amazing review! Ben is really great at making sure all of his guests are enjoying the trip as much as possible as well as keeping customer safety at top priority at all times! We are thrilled to hear that you had an experience worth recommendation! We hope to see you back on the river soon!
    Written July 2, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Carol P
    6 contributions
    Jul 2020
    Great day on the Kicking Horse River today with Kootenay River Runners. Great guides, amazing fun wrapped up with a cccold refreshing jump in the river and float in the rapids. Highly recommend. Covid friendly very clean and followed all rules. We felt very safe. Just do it!
    Written July 22, 2020
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    Hey Carol, we're stoked to hear you and your group had a great time rafting the Kicking Horse River! Props to you for jumping on in... I have never been brave enough to face the cold!! :D We're happy our guides made you feel comfortable and safe, and we'll be sure to pass this on!
    Written July 24, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Libby J
    Calgary, Canada1 contribution
    Our family had a super fun, exciting & memorable trip through the fast rapids with Jack. We were well briefed & all felt very safe. Thanks to all the guides & support team for a such a great experience! I would definitely do this again.
    Written July 25, 2022
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    WOW! Thank you for the amazing review! We're so glad to hear you and the family had a great time our team in Golden. We'll pass along to Jack and the team to keep up the good work, and we'd love to have you join us again!
    Written July 26, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    jakmd
    New Orleans, LA38 contributions
    Jul 2019
    My wife and daughter and I went whitewater rafting with the Kootenay River Runners. Mitch was our guide and he was enthusiastic, clear, and made us feel like we were in good hands. We had a Kick-A experience. Some Class IV rapids and lots of Class III. We had an outrageously fun time. Even jumped in the river and floated through rapids to get a sense for how to do it if any of us ever fell out (did that in gentle rapids and it never felt dangerous doing that). If you want to have a great time, get some great exercise, and learn to relax amidst whitewater, go with this group.
    Written July 27, 2019
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    Thanks for the review! We're happy your group had a great time on the Kicking Horse with Mitch! We're glad to hear that you guys got some adventure whilst feeling safe enough to jump in at the swim spots! Hope to see you on the river again soon!
    Written July 27, 2019
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    Joe C
    Willington, UK4 contributions
    Did the trip from golden with myself and x4 family members, didnt have the bbq although it did look good! Mitch was an incredible guide, super fun and chatty for the entire duration of the ride, felt at ease and safe with him. If your going you need to get on with him! Cheers for a great day!
    Written July 16, 2019
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    Thanks for the review! We're stoked that you and your family enjoyed your time rafting the Kicking Horse River... it sure is a lot of fun! Mitch definitely is a great guide, full of energy and fun whilst making everyone feel safe. We'll be sure to pass along the kind words!
    Written July 17, 2019
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