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This rafting excursion in the afternoon offers just the right amount of adventure for those who don’t need the full-day experience of the Kicking Horse Classic.

Depart from the Alpine Rafting Office at 12:15pm. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the trip departure time. During the summer season, this trip also departs on Saturdays at 11:15am and 5pm.

After a safety briefing, make your way to the water. Then take on 7 miles (12 km) of the Middle Canyon on the Kicking Horse, where you’ll experience Class 3 and Class 4 rapids. Whether you’re new to rafting or an experienced pro, this tour provides a taste of the amazing scenery and adrenaline-fueled white water of these Canadian rapids.

You'll return to the Alpine Rafting Office approximately 3 hours later. As an added bonus, digital  photos from your day of rafting will be available to at no charge!

All equipment is provided to get you all setup for a day out on the water - including a wetsuit, neoprene boots, goretex spray jacket, life jacket and helmet. Neoprene gloves are also available onboard for your comfort. However, you may want to bring a fleece or wool sweater to wear as an extra layer of warmth on top of the wetsuit but underneath the spray jacket. 

Locations visited
Kicking Horse River
Alpine Rafting
Overview
Navigate the swirling class III and IV rapids of the Kicking Horse River on this adventurous rafting tour in Canada.  Hop aboard your raft with your guide and paddle hard along the Kicking Horse River’s middle canyon. Feel the spray in your face as you explore the 7-mile (12-kilometer) stretch of water, and test your skills against the powerful current. With your guide at the helm, enjoy adrenaline-fueled adventure and admire sweeping views over the rugged valley scenery.
Highlights
  • White-water rafting tour on the Kicking Horse River
  • Steer your raft through the white-water currents of the Kicking Horse River with your guide
  • Enjoy fine views over the riverbanks and canyon scenery
  • Open to first-time and expert paddlers alike
  • Includes all equipment plus round-trip travel from the rafting base in Golden
  • Choose a 10:45am, 11:45am, or 4:15pm rafting trip
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Almost perfect!

Family of four(teenagers), great experience from the moment we entered the building to check in. Clearly safety is main priority with this company! Wonderful guide on the river and on the bus from the river. Family agreed that we should have done the all day...More

Thank Angela P
AlpineRafting, Front Office Manager at Alpine Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are so chuffed to hear that you had such a great experience with us. Safety is always our number one concern, and fun is what we strive for. Thank you for your review and we hope you can join us again soon for a...More

Reviewed 4 days ago
The Ragin Agin seniors had a blast!

We are a group of three American couples visiting the Canadian Rockies for the first time. Alpine Rafting Co. Was a hi-light of our trip. Everyone at the company was fun and yet covered all the basics for safety and put us at ease for...More

Thank coleen55
AlpineRafting, Front Office Manager at Alpine Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are stoked you had a blast with Alpine, highlight of your trip is the best compliment! The Kicking Horse certainly has a lot of offer for beauty and it is great to hear you got time to enjoy it. Thank you from the team...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Great day for the kids!!

Alpine does a fantasitc job! We had an amazing time rafting down the Kicking Horse with spectacular views. The guides are professional and pleasent to spend a day on the water. Mike gave the kids a ride they will remember for a lifetime! Keep up...More

Thank Jay W
AlpineRafting, General Manager at Alpine Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much for the amazing review! We love having kids come out on the river with us!! Hopefully you can make this a family outing for years to come.

Reviewed 1 week ago
What a blast!

Alpine rafting was great for a half day rafting trip. You could tell the whole thing was run really professionally - from the organized way they handed out wet suits to the detailed instructions of the raft captain. We hit some Class 3 and Class...More

Thank Elisa Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Experience!

We did our white water rafting tour August 7/18 and it was absolutely amazing. Our rafting Guide (Mel) was amazing. She did so great with really explaining white water rafting and on top of that gave us some great historic information. She also took the...More

Thank Ashley F
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