White Water Rafting Golden, BC

Complete your Canadian Rockies adventure by experiencing one of Canada’s premier white water destinations, the mighty Kicking Horse River! Wet n’ Wild Adventures of Golden BC offers guided white water rafting trips and family-friendly river adventures suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Wet n’ Wild facilities include ample parking convenient for RV stopovers and free hot showers – a luxury we know you’ll appreciate!

Choose Your Adventure

What is the best trip for our group?

Available seven days a week, the Kicking Horse Classic is a popular 4.5 hour trip suitable for first timers and children 12 years and older. The 22 km (14 miles) tour starts with a relaxing scenic float, followed by a delicious riverside BBQ and ending with thrills through Class III and IV rapids. For those with less time, the afternoon Half Day Rafting Trip lasts 2.5 hours and covers 11 km (7 miles) of Class II to IV rapids in the Middle Canyon, providing a day’s worth of thrills in a short time.

The Family Whitewater Trip in the Upper Canyon is ideal for families with young children. A relaxing scenic float begins the rafting tour and includes just enough rapids to satisfy the thrill seekers, ensuring a memorable family friendly trip. The morning ends with a specially prepared BBQ lunch by the Kicking Horse River bank.

A more intense white water rafting experience is The Challenge—a six-hour trip for paddlers looking for serious white water rafting tour that includes a hot riverside BBQ lunch, or try The Ultimate—a four-hour trip through the Middle and Lower Canyon with continuous Class III and IV rapids. The Lower Canyon Whitewater Rafting Tour for experienced paddlers is guaranteed to deliver an adrenaline kick with nonstop Class IV rapids—certain to thrill guests and provide lasting memories of the mighty Kicking Horse River.

Still not sure? Check our FAQ section for more trip insight!

About the Kicking Horse River in Golden, BC

The Kicking Horse River is divided into three 11 km (7 mile) sections: the Upper, Middle and Lower Canyons. The river includes class 1 to class 4 rapids with names like ‘Shotgun’ and ‘Roller Coaster’ which hint at the thrills to come.

All of our clients are provided with head to toe safety gear – wetsuits, booties, splash jackets and helmets. Our base facilities offer male/female change rooms complete with FREE hot showers. At Wet N’ Wild Adventures, our helpful staff and experienced; certified guides pride themselves on delivering professional and safe river trips for all their guests.

Prepare to get wet and wild on the rapids of the Kicking Horse River!

Raft N’ Stay Package

Consider Golden as a base while exploring the great outdoors of Canada’s West Kootenays. Wet n’ Wild Adventures’ cozy McLaren Lodge is a classic log accommodation with breathtaking views – perfect for pairing with a summer rafting trip. Check our Raft N’ Stay Specials for combined accommodation and whitewater rafting offers to give you the best deal for your adventure stopover!

Booking your tour

Avoid disappointment by booking your tour early! Walk-ins can sometimes be accommodated, however, reservations made in advance are recommended during the busy summer season.

Please note, all participants must sign a waiver before departing for any rafting tour.