While in Banff, enjoy a mild whitewater rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River, the premier rafting river in the Canadian Rockies. On this 1-hour rafting expedition, spend an hour paddling Class II and III rapids at a leisurely pace with your guide, and then enjoy a BBQ lunch.
This activity is catered to families with children 6-11 years, and those seeking a calmer river-rafting experience.
Your 1-hour family river-rafting tour departs from Kicking Horse Road in Golden, approximately 1.5 hours west of Banff. When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by your guide and given a safety orientation. Then, strap on your safety gear, hop in your raft, and start floating at a leisurely pace down the Kicking Horse River.
Take in the beautiful mountain scenery as you paddle along the Class I and II rapids with the help of your guide, who’ll teach you about the history of the area. Enjoy a peaceful float along the glacial river, looking out for wildlife along the way.
After your ride, head to your private river base to play some beach volleyball and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch while viewing a slideshow of your rafting adventure.
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2936 Kicking Horse Road, Golden, BC
Pickup available from the following Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise locations (for an additional cost):Canmore, BC:
- The Coast Hotel Canmore (MUST be a minimum of 4 passengers)
- Douglas Fir
- Rundlestone Lodge
- Fox Hotel
- Samesun Backpackers
- Banff Ptarmigan Inn
- Fairmont Banff Springs
- Banff Adventure Office - 211 Bear Street
- Samson Mall
- The Information Centre
June 17 - Sep 15: 9:15am
Bus Departure Times from Banff (if transport option is selected):
June 17 - Sep 4: 7am - 8:40am
Please refer to voucher information for bus pickup schedule
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.
Rafting without Transport
Rafting tour does not include transport. Please make your own way to the tour departure location
USD $63.98Pricing details
Rafting with Transport
Rafting tour including round-trip transportation
USD $80.38Pricing details
- All river-rafting equipment
- Certified guide
- BBQ lunch (including vegetarian options)
- Local taxes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
- Photos of your adventure are available for purchase
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 6 years
- Children must weigh at least 50 lbs (23 kg) to participate
- This trip is best suited to families with children ages 6 to 11
- Your trip includes all river-rafting gear: wetsuit, fleece, spray jacket, life jacket, neoprene booties and helmet. It is recommended that you bring a towel and swimsuit.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Kerry B, July 2016
When I booked this tour I thought it was a float, so when we arrived to find that it was real rapids we were a little apprehensive. However the whole adventure was fantastic and we all thought this was probably the highlight of our holiday and there were lots of highlights. All the staff were amazing, from the bus driver who was also the photographer to the raft guide. The equipment was all good quality and the lunch was delicious. I would definitely recommend this for anyone wanting an exciting and fun day. Our group consisted of my husband who is nearly 70, myself a bit younger, my 30 daughter and son-in-law. We had in our raft a 14 year old and a 16 year old and we all managed really well with the expert instructions from our fantastic guide Eric. An amazing day.
Reviewed by: Karen R, August 2015
Great fun. Guide was superb. Highlight of the holiday for my children!