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Address: 138 Banff Ave | Meet behind the Mount Royal Hotel, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A7, Canada
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Closest whitewater rafting available from Banff and Calgary. Half and Full...

Closest whitewater rafting available from Banff and Calgary. Half and Full day trips. Whether you want Mild or Wild, our fun-loving professional guides will provide you with the best whitewater rafting adventure. Perfect activity for Families (5yrs+), and Groups like Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties or your Corporate Team Building Event.

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Great company. Great time.

We took in the level 2/3 rapid course. 2 in our group had not rafted before and it was not a problem. They had skilled guides who gave you lot's of instruction and knew the run... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 2, 2016
spagirl70
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Central Alberta
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We took in the level 2/3 rapid course. 2 in our group had not rafted before and it was not a problem. They had skilled guides who gave you lot's of instruction and knew the run very well. Our guide Dave was funny and chatted us up along the way. I was nervous at first but that quickly went away... More 

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ChinookRafting, Manager at Chinook Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments spagirl70, we love to hear that Dave showed you a great time and put you at ease. We really do pride ourselves in making sure our guests have an experience of a lifetime. We can't wait to see you and your friends back out with us too! More 

Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We started out with our tour guide Alex for some of the safety rules on the bus. These are important things that they go over and he made the bus ride from the facility to the river very informative and super funny. I laughed the entire time. When we arrived to the river, the raft safety was with Marshall. Also... More 

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ChinookRafting, Manager at Chinook Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your detailed review Michelle - we are so happy to hear that Alex, Marshall, Adam, Shannon and the rest of the team had great energy and created a ‘top notch’ experience for you. And thanks so much for saying that you loved our company, it makes the hard work we put in everyday totally worth it.... More 

Cranbrook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This was a first on the excitement scale for this 65 year old grandmother. I had the time of my life. Your program takes away all the safety fear and leaves only the fun and excitement. Your guides instilled confidence but made the whole trip a real laugh. Thank you very much. Can't wait to go on another white water... More 

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ChinookRafting, Manager at Chinook Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review cjcampbell2016 - we really appreciate your kind words. We are so happy to hear that your first time whitewater rafting was an exciting experience, made that much better by our guides, making you feel confident out on the river. Thanks again, and we hope to see you on the river soon. More 

Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Was lucky enough to get on the river with Chinook Rafting on their last run of the season. It was a great experience from start to finish. I was worried at first about the level of skill or strength to do the trip. I worried for nothing. As soon as we got there, we were warmly welcomed. We were given... More 

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ChinookRafting, Manager at Chinook Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks Sarah for your recommendation. It is great to know that you had an amazing day out on the river with us, and your memories were captured by the photos we took of you on the river. We will be sure to pass along your kind comments to Alex. Thank you again for taking the time to write this review,... More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We had been rafting a few times previously in Costa Rica and Colorado as a family, but this one blew the others away!!! The rapids were a blast and the tour guides were funny and very nice, as well as informative. Our guide Duncan was amazing!!! We weren't expecting too much as the only available tours were for 2-3 rapids... More 

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ChinookRafting, Manager at Chinook Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your review DanSap27 - we are happy to hear you and your family had a fun time on the Kananaskis river with the Chinook team. We hope you had a great trip to Canada, and hope to see you again out on the river with us! More 

Canmore
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Top notch experience, we went as a team of colleagues in August 2016. Despite picking what we thought would be the warmest weekend of the summer, we ended up with a forecast of a high of +8 degrees C, grey cloud and light rain. Knowing we would get wet anyways, not too concerned with rain as wetness was gonna occur... More 

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ChinookRafting, Manager at Chinook Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks JPTKAM for your great review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your whitewater rafting trip, including the optional cliff jumps with your colleagues, and that our team out there kept you entertained. The water is 'refreshing' even in the middle of the summer, and as you say “you are going to get wet anyway”, which is why we provide... More 

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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I rafted Horseshoe Canyon on a very cold day in September and had a blast! All of the guys working there were hilarious, and our guide Vince was awesome. The cliff jump is intimidating but so much fun. Hope we can make it earlier in the season next time! Gorgeous views.

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ChinookRafting, Manager at Chinook Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Rebelgraduate - we appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience on the Horseshoe Canyon and are so glad that Vince and the team kept your entertained. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This was the first time my husband and I have ever been rafting. He was really nervous, he was so scared when he was the first wave breaker on our raft. However Alex was amazing and my husband soon was a raftaholic. Next time we are in Banff we will be booking with Chinook Rafting again!

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ChinookRafting, Manager at Chinook Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Angela - we're happy to hear that you and your husband had an amazing experience whitewater rafting with us, and that your husband got the coveted position of wave blocker in the raft! Alex will be pleased that you called him ‘amazing' too, and we couldn't agree more. Thank you again for the recommendation and taking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

I came rafting with a group of girls and we had an amazing time, we learned so many things we didn't know about the bow valley, we learned about movies, mountains, and what bird represents true love. We started the day off with really bad weather and the second we got onto the river blue sky appeared. An amazing trip... More 

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ChinookRafting, Manager at Chinook Rafting, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review Tori - we really appreciate your kind words. It is great to hear that your whitewater rafting trip was an amazing experience, made that much better by your guide Adam, with his fun facts, and who organized the sun to come out for you too. And it’s also fantastic to hear you will be... More 

southampton
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I have never white water rafter before so I was a bit nervous before hand. Clearly safety is this companies absolute priority and you are clearly instructed on what to do if you fall in. Well I did fall in, but followed what I was told and I was back in the boat in no time, and thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

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ChinookRafting, Manager at Chinook Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your recommendation truesaint - looks like you had a great adventure and really did get wet! We are so happy to hear that you created great memories with Alex and the team. We appreciate you taking the time to write about your great experience, and we hope to see you back 'in' our rafts sometime in... More 

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