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“Awesome family fun!”
Review of Chinook Rafting

Chinook Rafting
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$77.33*
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Kananaskis River Rafting Adventure
Ranked #1 of 28 Tours in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Saint Charles, Illinois
1 review
“Awesome family fun!”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

We were looking for a fun family trip and found it on the Kananaskis River. My twins, their grandparents and myself enjoyed a great day rafting. Our guide Chris was excellent and I would recommend this trip for families with children as young as 5. The rapids were not extreme and we were introduced to raft "surfing" which got anyone in the front drenched. Thanks for an excellent experience!

Visited July 2011
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“aj was excellent”
Reviewed August 14, 2011

went on the 2-3 rapid trip with my family. Our guide was AJ & he was a great guide. Would recomend this trip for families with kids,very safe & great crews.

Visited August 2011
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“Great Whitewater Rafting Ride”
Reviewed August 13, 2011

We went with Chinook Rafting which actually uses Hydra River Guides on the Kicking Horse Canyon River. Because we had gone rafting on the Pacuare River in Costa Rica, we knew that the Kicking Horse Canyon would have some Class 4 waves, making it a more exciting rafting ride which it definitely was!

We were picked up in Canmore and then made the over 2 hour trek drive to the river. There we received a 20 minute safety lecture and were outfitted for the ride. We were given wet suits, splash jackets and life jackets as well as water booties. You coulf also rent the wet suit jacket for an optional $ 5.

Then we were divided into groups and headed out towards the rapids. We had Hannah for our guide and she was very informative and caring. The ride was awesome and it seemed over too quickly although it has lasted somewhere between 2-3 hours!

Afterwards, we changed into dry clothes and went to the BBQ lunch which is included in the price. The food was the standard hamburger/hotdog/veggie burger fare with some salad and dessert included. The food selection could have been more extensive but the food was cooked fresh and was filling. You also had the opportunity to purchase a CD with pictures from your adventure.

All in all, it was a great experience for all of us!

Visited July 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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“We had a great time!”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

My son and his friend (and I) did the Kicking Horse raft trip and it was perfect for their first time (they are both 12). We also enjoyed the optional cliff jumping.

Visited August 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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“Fantastic white-water rafting trip!”
Reviewed August 11, 2011

The 2-hr Horseshoe Canyon rafting trip was a great introduction to white-water rafting. Chinook Rafting provided a well-organized outing - we left on time; facilities and equipment were good; the guides were outstanding. The pre-trip briefings were to-the-point and pertinent - the emphasis was not only on having fun, but doing so SAFELY. Participation was stressed - there were no 'passengers' on the rafts, we were the crew. All in all, it was a great way to see a stresch of the Bow River that is not normally easily acessible. Procong was extremely reasonable. Thoroughly recommended!

Visited August 2011
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