WHITEWATER RAFTING IN BANFF Book Online!

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 whitewater rafting in Banff 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.

If you’re never been whitewater rafting, it’s one of the most thrilling activities you can do in the wilderness. Ride the bus out to the drop zone on one of three rivers in the region, each with a varying degree of intensity, strap on your lifejacket and helmet and board the big rubber raft. Set out into the water, calm at first, then increasingly picking up white water and speed and turbulent waves. Feel the rush as you all paddle to the guide’s directions and take the occasional splash of water to the face. Choose between the Kananaskis, Horsehoe Canyon, and the Kicking Horse for an adrenaline-packed experience, getting wet and wild in and around Banff National Park.

Banff white water rafting tours are available as trips from Banff, Canmore or Calgary, Alberta are one of the most popular summer activities. Whether that be on the family friendly Kananaskis River, the more adventurous Horseshoe Canyon, with optional cliff jump.

KANANASKIS RIVER

FABULOUS FAMILY FUN

Winding through the picturesque landscape of Kananaskis Country, the Kananaskis River is a great whitewater experience for families or as a group outing. Conveniently located 45 minutes west of Calgary in the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, this river offers the novice a thrilling and fun introduction to whitewater rafting.

HORSESHOE CANYON

TRUE THRILL OF THE RAPIDS

Exciting whitewater thrills on the Bow River! A half-day whitewater tour that offers adventure lovers rafting thrills and excitement close to Banff, Canmore and Calgary. The Horseshoe Canyon section offers spectacular scenery, big waves and up to Grade IV whitewater. Experience a sense of remoteness while you raft your way through shale canyons and awesome whitewater. Cliff jumping is also available for the adventure enthusiast!

KICKING HORSE RIVER

FUN FULL DAY OF SOAKING WAVES

On the Kicking Horse river you’ll experience world-class white water, spectacular mountain scenery and memories to last a lifetime in the unparalleled beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Less than 1 and a half hours from Banff you’ll find large, soaking waves and numerous rapids that range up to Class 4, offering a thrilling and fun day for you and your friends or co-workers.

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Book Kananaskis and Horseshoe Canyon Rafting Tours:

Kananaskis Rafting » Kananaskis River

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Location: Meet at Nakoda Lodge

Kananaskis Rafting With Transport » Shuttle from Banff or Canmore

  • Duration: 5 hours

Horsehoe Canyon Rafting » Bow River

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Location: Meet at Nakoda Lodge

Horseshoe Canyon Rafting with Transport » Shuttle from Banff or Canmore

  • Duration: 5 hours

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Chinook

Chinook Rafting has been offering mild and wild river rafting for every level of adventure seeker for over 30 years. Highly trained professional guides are committed to showing you a great time on the water.

Call our friendly help desk to book: 1.888.313.6161

Book Kicking Horse Whitewater Rafting Tours:

Mild Whitewater » Kicking Horse River
>>Banff Hotel Pickup $20 Add On Per Person (am only)

  • Duration: ~1.5 hours
  • Location: Hydra River Base or 7:30am Banff Pickup

Fast Blast Rafting Trip » Kicking Horse River

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Hydra River Base, Golden BC

Kicking Horse Classic » Kicking Horse River
>>Banff Hotel Pickup $20 Add On Per Person (am only)

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Location: Hydra River Base or 7:30am Banff Pickup

Ultimate Whitewater » Kicking Horse River

  • Duration: ~6 hours
  • Location: Hydra River Base, Golden BC

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Hydra River Guides

Hydra River Guides has been rafting the Kicking Horse River for over 29 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.