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Alpine Rafting

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Alpine Rafting offers Half and Full Day Trips on the Kicking Horse River starting at $39 per person. All experience levels welcome, no experience necessary. We are the only company to offer a Whitewater Guarantee: we are not satisfied until you are.
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101 Golden Donald Upper Road | Next to British Columbia Info Centre, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Our Kicking Horse River adventure was great! Great staff - informative and humorous. Excellent equipment - the wet suits were washed and sanitized between river trips. The Express in the afternoon was advertised as 1 hour 15 minutes on the water, and was more than...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

We had a fantastic trip this summer. From start to finish the staff at Alpine are fantastic. They are skilled, funny and great to spend time with. We took the day long trip and had a great time. Although I was nervous, our guide Mel...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Couldn't have ask for a better experience. SO FUN, friendly and knowledgeable staff/guides, delicious food (more than I could eat, even), and an all around amazing experience.

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

We took the full-day tour. The group had a mix of people from 20 to 60, all had a great time. Good equipment, good safety instruction, and a lot of fun - some slow floating, and a dramatic grade 4 stretch. Highly recommended.

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Excellent Family experience - engaging river guide, nice area, fun activity for families with younger kids. Now my kids are eating their breakfasts regularly so next year they are heavy enough for the upgraded rafting routes :)

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Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

The evaluation is for the comunication because our ride on 17th of august at 3 pm was cancelled due to the not sufficient number of participants. Customer Services comunicated this the day before ONLY by email, suggesting to participate to the ride before (11 am)....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Jake had a great passion for rafting and guiding. Would highly Recommend Alpine Rafting.

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

Hello, I had booked a large group of 18 guys with alpine rafting on August 25th for the all day rafting trip. The company was amazing and extremely helpful. From start to finish the staff were extremely professional and engaging. Email and phone responses were...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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AlpineRafting, General Manager at Alpine Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thanks so much for your amazing review! We love having groups come rafting with us - it's so much fun! We hope you can get another group of friends together for next year and do it all over again.

Reviewed September 3, 2018

First class service,information and professional guides. Really great people and a lovely lunch , one of only two companies that can operate actually within Yoho, friendly, yet professional, I’d go again.More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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AlpineRafting, General Manager at Alpine Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We really appreciate it when our guests let us know how their trip went. We are stoked that you had a great time, and hope to see you again on the river with us...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018

We had a great time at Alpine Rafting. I had made a mistake in the booking. I had meant to book for the Saturday but instead I had booked for the Sunday, therefore we showed up a day too early. Alpine Rafting was able to...More

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Date of experience: August 2018
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August 24, 2018|
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Response from AlpineRafting | Property representative |
Hello! Our 2018 season will come to an end on September 9th. After that, the water is too low to safely navigate the rapids. Cheers, Andrea
June 19, 2017|
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Response from AlpineRafting | Property representative |
Hi Oliver! Every company that rafts on the Kicking Horse starts in a different location along the Kicking Horse River. We are lucky enough to be the only company that starts our morning trip in Yoho National Park - further... More
January 15, 2015|
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Response from Ryan A | Reviewed this property |
We had planned on camping there last summer, but changed our mind at the last minute. We got a hotel because we were on a stag party, it was raining, and the camp site was supposed to be very rustic. However, for someone... More
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Alpine Rafting good company for family white water rafting? (6 Replies)
Hi all, We (a family with a 10 and 8 year old) will be in Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper in late June and would like to do some white water rafting for the first time, probably in Golden. Does anyone have direct experience with Alpine Rafting? There are several white water rafting outfits in Golden, and we're having some trouble deciding between them. Alpine has received some positive comments in this forum, but any other advice or information would be greatly appreciated!
June 17, 2009|
Response fromBanff Lodging|
Alpine Rafting is based out of Golden BC. Many people who want to go rafting from Banff choose a company that has an office in Banff take the transportation from Banff and never even make it in the town of Golden. (Hydra raftbanff.com is a popular rafting company used based out of Banff but Rafts the Kicking Horse). For more response on Alpine Rafting you may want to post in the Golden forum? I haven't used Alpine Rafting before so I don't really know anything about their services....More
Kicking Horse or Kananaskis white water rafting?? (5 Replies)
Hi everyone, My husband has switched our travel plans and looks like we'll be heading out west at the end of May/first week of June. We want to do a family white water rafting trip (we have 3 boys 15, 11, 6). My eldest son of course would like something more intense, but obviously for my youngest I need something a little more tame (but not too tame). I'm debating booking with Alpine Rafting for rafting on the Kicking horse or with Canadian Rockies rafting (great groupon offer right now)...More
January 20, 2016|
Response fromrallyman1122|
If it were not for the six year old, I would suggest the Kicking Horse option. The day is a bit longer given the travel times and the river is more intense. Maybe too much for a 6 year old. However, I am unsure as to when the Kananaskis raft tours start. You might be too early. Either way, the water will be very cold so be aware.
Question on Alpine Rafting (1 Replies)
I just noticed that Costco has a $149 Family package for Alpine Rafting for 2 adults & 2 kids, seems like a good price, compared to the web site. Are there typically discounted packages available in Banff anyways though? We'll be staying in Banff, but wanted to take a day trip to Yoho anyways. How long do I need to plan to drive to Golden? Apparently you need to be there at 8:30AM, but the person I spoke to said she wasn't sure what the construction situation is like in Banff right now.
July 16, 2009|
Response fromBanffLakeLouise|
Hi Goathead, Rafting is a recommended family activity when you are visiting the Banff area. You will want to check the age restrictions for children when booking any rafting trip. Typically, rafting the Kicking Horse River involves a drive of 1.5hr - 2hrs. from Banff each way. I would contact the company directly and ask if the trip includes transport, lunch and if they dry out their wetsuits daily! These are all things that make a rafting trip enjoyable. banfflakelouise