- RAFT TRIPS
- ABOUT US
Kicking Horse River
Our river warehouse is located in beautiful Fairmont, BC at 4985 Hot Springs Road. Our base of operations is located just north in Golden, BC at 612 7th street North, on the road to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Please refer to our locations link for detailed maps of how to find us or speak to one of our friendly staff. (250) 344-6521 or 1 877 344-RAFT
We provide you with all of your river rafting equipment required for the Columbia float trip. This includes life jackets, self-bailing rafts and paddles. We provide transportation to and from the Columbia River and our buses are driven by professional class 4 licensed drivers.
All you need to bring is clothing appropriate for the weather, a camera, suncreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
You should be comfortable around water but dont need to be an expert swimmer to go rafting with Glacier Raft Adventures. We use top quality life jackets that are very buoyant and will keep you floating.
We run rain or shine so make sure you bring rain gear if the weather dictates.
There is always a possibility of falling out while rafting. The Columbia River is a friendly river and it is unlikely that will happen.
Rapids are rated on a scale of 1-6. Class 1: Moving water. Class 2: Splashy waves. Class 3: Easy maneuvering rapids, waves. Class 4: Intense rapids, technical maneuvering. Class 5: Long, powerful rapids with serious consequences. Class 6: NO GO! The Columbia River is all Class 1.
It is up to you to bring a camera on the Columbia float trip.
No you do not. Many of our rafters are first timers. Our guides take time to acclimatize you so that you feel comfortable and confident in the raft.
Yes! Birds, black bears, deer, moose, big horn sheep, and bald eagles are among many of the animals often spotted along the banks of the Columbia River.
This is our 29th year of running white water rafting trips in the Rocky Mountains. Glacier was one of the first companies to raft the Toby Creek and the Kicking Horse River and the first company to run commercial trips on the lower canyon. Our trips are never rushed and we always take time to ensure your safety and enjoyment. We limit each boat to 9 customers allowing maximum comfort and personal attention from your guide. Trips are designed for you to have a memorable day out, appreciate our beautiful area and enjoy the entertainment provided by our guides. Our Toby Creek raft trips runs an extra 2km exclusive to Glacier Raft Adventures which boats a very fun finish to the trip. We take great pride in out customer service and attention to detail.
We start rafting May long weekend and run trips everyday until Labour Day weekend in September!
Definitely!!! A great trip for young children. They can run around the raft and enjoy some fresh air.
We will provide drinking water but we don't want to spoil your dinner!