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Address: | RiverBase Daylodge, Kicking Horse River, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 888-647-6444
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Welcome to Wild Water! For 25 years, guests like you have enjoyed...

Welcome to Wild Water! For 25 years, guests like you have enjoyed award-winning Canadian Rockies rafting trips on the famous Kicking Horse River. Simply put, we pride ourselves in offering the finest white water rafting Canada has to offer! Our Kicking Horse rafting trips are just outside Banff and Yoho National Parks and near Golden, British Columbia.

 

Our Banff rafting trips are perfect for singles, couples, families and groups, and all abilities and ages, from 8 to 88, making for the ideal rafting trips in Canada. You'll be fitted and provided with all your personal safety equipment, and our expert team of fun-loving professionals will make your trip easy to book and exciting to experience! If you are looking for the best white water rafting Banff has to offer, look no further...

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Great time with a fun bunch of guides

We are a family of five, two girls, 16 and 15 and son, 12. Mike was our guide and he was fabulous. Lots of laughs and adventure with safety taking precident. Well organized and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sudbury, Ontario
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Sudbury, Ontario
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We are a family of five, two girls, 16 and 15 and son, 12. Mike was our guide and he was fabulous. Lots of laughs and adventure with safety taking precident. Well organized and all staff made our excursion memorable! Highly recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Exciter tour as a group of 8 so had the boat to ourselves with the guide Mike. All of the equipment provided was good quality and the whole process was very organised and streamlined. The safety information was thorough and the bus ride to the rapids was a blast. The tour lasted 22 km and went through... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bruce our guide was spectacular for our exciter tour. Our family all enjoyed it. Lots of action and water and fun.

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Thank DaveSinDC
WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this review

Hi DaveSinDC, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Wild Water. Bruce will be thrilled to hear you had a great day on the Whitewater Exciter with him. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed it. We hope we get the chance to welcome you back on the river sometime soon! -Jacquie More 

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The guides are true pros. They take safety very seriously, but the guides all have a great sense of humor and provided a very fun-filled day even in the rain. It was exciting, not too rough, not too slow. We had 4 teenagers with us who loved it! Ed was our awesome guide and at a ripe old age of... More 

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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this review

Hi alocuzzam, Thank you kindly for your recommendation. We are happy to hear you and your family had a great day on the river with your guide Ed. We are so impressed when our rafters embrace the rain and continue to have a blast! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with Wild Water! -Jacquie More 

Homer Glen, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did the "Exciter" half-day trip with my daughter. It will go 'til noon when you include the outfitting and transportation. Guides were great, rafting was great, and they provided all of the rafting gear you could possibly need. Well run organization that's an easy jaunt from Golden or Lake Louise. In fact, Yoho Nat'l Park is right down the road... More 

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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this review

Hi 156bobc, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Wild Water! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Whitewater Exciter with your daughter. Yoho National Park is a must do when you're in the area! We hope we get the chance to see you again on the river! -Jacquie More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an amazing time on The Tradition trip! Our guide, Josh, was excellent. Very experienced and a fun guy as well. He made our trip that much more enjoyable. Our 12 and 14-year old kids had a ball. It was the highlight of their 12 days in the Canadian Rockies. The Tradition starts off gently and allows you to... More 

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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Sylvia-Rick! We are thrilled to hear you had a fantastic day on the Kicking Horse. The Tradition trip is great fun for the family and allows you to see so much of the beautiful river! We greatly appreciate your compliments about our staff and the RiverBase. Josh will be very happy to hear of your kind words as well.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Exciter trip with Danny as our guide. We were very impressed with how well organised everything was. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience in beautiful scenery. I was at the front of the raft and got completely soaked - the coldness of the water was a bit of a shock but with all the equipment provided I... More 

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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Rach22336, We are happy to hear you had a great trip on the Whitewater Exciter! Sitting at the front of the raft surely leads to one fun, wet ride! We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Dani. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Wild Water, we love hearing from our... More 

Toronto, Canada
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212 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour based solely on the superlative T/A reviews and our family walked away even more impressed than we thought we'd be. This was one of the highlights of our entire vacation. We chose the Tradition, so in addition to the thrills of the rapids we also had some relaxing, meandering time on the river followed by a... More 

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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this review

Hi TorontoJK, Thank you kindly for your words! We are so pleased to hear you had a fantastic day on the river. The scenery on the Kicking Horse is superb and the Tradition trip gives you the chance to see so much of it. Lucky sighting of the bear! Juan will be happy to hear you had such a great... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the white water exciter which was great for our family including a 12YO. All as described in other reviews. All the instructors are fantastic. Loads of entertaining banter on the bus to the river. Amazing experience all made even better by our guide Matt. Cold and wet? YES but that's what it's all about and we were all... More 

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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Steve, We are thrilled to hear you and your family had a fantastic day on the Kicking Horse! The Whitewater Exciter is such a fun trip to do with your teenagers. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to your guide Matt, he will be pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip with him. We hope... More 

Rhode Island
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first time white water rafting for me and my wife. We both had a terrific time. The staff were all very friendly and Andrew our guide was awesome. They are all extremely well organized from the moment you walk in the door. We did the trip with an easy scenic start up to 4+ rapids and lunch.... More 

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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this review

Hi Chuck, We're so happy to hear you and Tammy had a terrific day on the river with Andrew! The Tradition trip offers spectacular views before heading into those fun class 4 rapids. You will have to join us again so you get another chance at the oars! We hope you get some good laughs out of your GoPro footage,... More 

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