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Kicking Horse River
The Kicking Horse River is located in beautiful Golden, BC and our rafting base is at 612 7th street North, on the road to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Please refer to our locations page for detailed maps of how to find us or speak to one of our friendly staff. (250) 344-6521.
We provide you with all of your white water river rafting equipment. This includes wetsuits, neoprene booties, splash tops, fleeces, helmets, life jackets, self-bailing rafts and paddles. We provide transportation to and from the Kicking Horse River and our buses are driven by professional class 2 licensed drivers.
All you need to bring is a swimsuit, towel & a smile!
We provide a delicious riverside steak (Alberta Beef) BBQ lunch, complete with appetizers (chips, salsa, veggies, dip), Ceasar Salad, Potato Salad, dessert, fruit as well as hot and cold beverages. We also provide alternative lunches upon request (chicken, fish or veggie burgers).
We run rain or shine. Rafting is the best thing to do on a rainy day - you are going to get wet anyway!
You don't need to be a confident swimmer, but should be comfortable around water.
Rapids are rated on a scale of 1-6. Class 1: Moving water. Class 2: Splashy waves. Class 3: Easy maneuvering rapids, bigger waves. Class 4: Intense rapids, technical maneuvering, big waves. Class 5: Long, powerful rapids with serious consequences. Class 6: NO GO!
The Kicking Horse River has 3 Sections: The Upper, Middle & Lower Canyons.
Our professional onsite photographer takes digital photos of you at some of the best whitewater sections on the Kicking Horse River. He will also be at our lunch spot where he takes photos of you and your group.
We are the only company on the Kicking Horse River to film HD video of each rafting every day! Our guides are equipped with GoPro camera's and shoot video from the back and front of the rafts!
You can view your video and photo back at base at the end of the trip and combo dvd discs are available to purchase.
No. Many of our rafters are first timers. Our guides take time in the morning to explain everything and start off gradually so you feel comfortable and confident in the raft.
Yes! Mountain goats, black bears, deer, big horn sheep, and bald eagles are among many of the animals often spotted along the banks of the majestic Kicking Horse River.
This is our 30th year of running white water rafting trips on the Kicking Horse River. Glacier was one of the first companies to raft 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 8 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. We are the first and only company on the river to offer HD video footage of your trip. Our base is located on the river in the town of Golden, BC. At the end of your adventure, we invite you to join us around the campfire to share stories of the day and enjoy a cold beverage! Click Here to visit our WHY GLACIER? page.
We start rafting May long weekend and run trips everyday until Labour Day weekend in September!