Kicking Horse River Rafting Mild Family Adventure

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    12:30 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Hydra River Guides, River Base, 2936 Kicking Horse Rd, Golden, BC V0A 1H0, Canada
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy a mild whitewater rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River, the best rafting river in the Canadian Rockies. On this gentle rafting expedition, spend an hour paddling Class I and II rapids at a leisurely pace with your guide, and then enjoy a BBQ lunch. This trip is for perfect for the little adventurers! This activity is for families with children 6-11 years.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Hydra River Guides, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta

Visit our Booking Centre in Banff to reserve your trip or find out more about our rafting adventures.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kicking Horse River, Golden, Kootenay Rockies, British Columbia

This family river rafting tour is on the famous Kicking Horse River, located approximately 1.25 hours west of Banff. When you arrive, youll 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.
Marvel at the scenery, lookout for wildlife and enjoy some commentary from our friendly guides. Then, its onto some whitewater!Get a taste of the rapids, enjoy the splashes from class 1-3 waves and maybe even share in a rival raft water fight.
At trips end, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch of juicy burgers, fresh salads and even dessert back at the private Hydra River Base. Back in dry clothes, check out your group rafting shots in our lodge and maybe pick up a souvenir of your day.
Transport is available for this tour from Banff for an additional charge. However, if guests select the transport, they will be waiting at our river base for the longer trip to finish before departing back to Banff. We recommend guests drive themselves to the base.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Hydra River Guides

This is our raft base and where all the action starts. Have some little adventurers and want a gentle raft trip? The Mild is perfect for families seeking a calmer river experience. Starting from our private river base, enjoy a serene float down the Kicking Horse River. Marvel at the scenery, lookout for wildlife and enjoy some commentary from our friendly guides. Then, its onto some whitewater! Get a taste of the rapids, enjoy the splashes from class 1-3 waves and maybe even share in a rival raft water fight. At trips end, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch of juicy burgers, fresh salads and even dessert back at the private Hydra River Base. Back in dry clothes, check out your group rafting shots in our lodge and maybe pick up a souvenir of your day.

Duration: 3 hours

Inclusions

All river-rafting equipment

Certified guide

BBQ lunch (including vegetarian options)

Local taxes

Entry/Admission - Hydra River Guides

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Photos of your adventure are available for purchase

Additional Info

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 reserved for 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.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Sep-2017

    OUR guide was excellent and we had a lot of fun. The only draw back was the lack of photos. Other sites have go pros for rent but kicking horse does not.

  • 31-Jul-2017

    Guides make this lots of fun.

  • 01-Jul-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.

  • 10-Aug-2015

    Great fun. Guide was superb. Highlight of the holiday for my children!

  • 27-Jul-2014

    Possibly my fault but i had no idea this was 1 hour and 45mts driving distance away from my hotel. I booked this as a Banff visit - actually had I known exactly where this was I would have booked it when I was staying at Lake Louise which was much closer. Nevertheless - we got up early and drove 120km into BC for this. Excellent guide, preparation and equipment - only regret was I felt slightly unsatisfied after the event - 1 hour long ride 9which is sufficient) but only to the tail end we see some Class 3 rapids and suddenly it is over. Trip could have been more balanced interim of Class 1, 2 and 3 rapids.