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Banff White Water Rafting Tours

Whitewater Raft the Canadian Rockies - Banff

Nothing beats the thrill of rafting down waters surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. From beginners to experienced rafters, those who want calmer waters and those who want the thrill of turbulence, there is a rafting experience for everyone on one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in Canada. Choose between the Kananaskis, Horsehoe Canyon, and the Kicking Horse for an adrenaline-packed experience an hour's drive from Banff. Your guided tour combines wet loads of fun with gorgeous views and is sure to excite.

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Banff's Best Whitewater Rafting Tours:



Kicking Horse Classic

Duration: 4 hours
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This unforgettable journey begins calmly, allowing rafters to familiarize themselves with the raft, paddles and their guides' commands. Enjoy the serene upper section of the river before heading into the mighty rapids of the middle canyon. As the canyon narrows, the waves build, taking rafters on a white water journey through Class IV rapids, finishing 20kms downstream. Enjoy 2+ hours of rafting time plus a BBQ lunch. Rafters must be over 12 years of age and weigh more than 90lbs. Trip 1 (AM) enjoys lunch after raft trip, Trip 2 (PM) is served lunch before raft trip at 1pm.

Season: May 15 - September 14

Times Prices
09:15 $119.00 /person
13:00 $119.00 /person

Ultimate Whitewater

Duration: 5.5 hours
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Raft every rapid the Kicking Horse has to offer! Starting with calmer rapids on the Upper Canyon, get to know your fellow rafters while enjoying the spectacular scenery. Then it’s on to the lower canyon! Known for deep canyon walls and mighty rapids, the lower canyon is the most challenging part of the Kicking Horse River. After an intense white water ride, the river calms and ends in the town of Golden. This trip is sure to satisfy even the most adventurous thrill seeker! You will enjoy up to 3 1/2 hours & 27kms of rafting on the river plus a BBQ lunch. The Ultimate trip is the Kicking Horse Classic, continuing on with the Lower Canyon and 6 additional Class IV rapids.

Season: May 15 - September 14

Times Prices
13:00 $159.00 /person

Mild Whitewater

Duration: 1 hours
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Suitable for the whole family, the mild white water trip includes some class II and III rapids. Take in the beautiful mountain scenery and learn how to paddle while moving at a leisurely pace through the whitewater. The journey is about 1 hour on the river, after which a delicious BBQ lunch awaits. Take in a game of beach volleyball and enjoy the lodge at the private Hydra put in site before heading home.

Season: May 15 - September 14

Times Senior Adult Youth Child
09:15 $74.00 /person $74.00 /person $74.00 /person $49.00 /person

Raft & Zip

Duration: 6 hours
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Experience the rush of a Zip Line tour, while enjoying the scenery of the Canadian Rockies. Tours include 3 dual zip lines that descend down the mountainside at speeds over 50 km per hour, landing at the rafting base. Spend the afternoon rafting down the Kicking Horse River with rapids up to class 4.

Season: May 15 - September 14

Times Senior Adult Youth
09:15 $210.00 /person $210.00 /person $210.00 /person
13:00 $210.00 /person $210.00 /person $210.00 /person

Kananaskis Rafting

Duration: 4.5 hours
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Winding through the picturesque landscape of Kananaskis Country, the Kananaskis River is a great white water experience for families or group outings. This river offers the novice rafter a thrilling and fun introduction to white water rafting, including an optional swim!

Season: May 10 - September 14

Times Senior Adult Youth Child
13:30 $89.00 /person $89.00 /person $89.00 /person $59.00 /person

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Hydra River Guides

Hydra River Guides has been rafting the Kicking Horse River for over 27 years. With time, comes experience, and Hydra is the biggest rafting company on the river. Hydra prides themselves on experienced and friendly staff and a strong safety record. Hydra River Guides is a family owned company and the head guide has been with them for over 20 years.

*All rates, availability and tours are subject to change without notice and cannot be guaranteed until fully confirmed.
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