White Water Discovery – Full Day Rafting

Raft the Kicking Horse River in Golden, BC


$159.00 per person

Upper and Middle Canyon, 26 km 


Rating: Giddy Up!

Continued in 2021   If you want only your ‘bubble’ in a boat, consider our ‘BOOK A BOAT‘ option for groups of 4-8 people and save $172.20.

The White Water Discovery is our most popular rafting trip, starting with a scenic float on the upper section, a waterfall walk up a canyon, followed by a riverside BBQ lunch. After, raft the middle canyon with some of the wildest white water rapids the Kicking Horse River has to offer plus another waterfall stop!

Minimum weight: 90 lbs/41 kilos
Minimum Age: 12 years or older

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Tour Description

Join us for a full day white water rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River.  The White Water Discovery starts with a relaxing scenic float on the upper section of the Kicking Horse River, providing unique opportunities to feast your eyes on the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains and scan the lush scenery for native wildlife.  Right before we pull over for our riverside BBQ we will stop at a small canyon that leads to an enchanting waterfall.

Excitement awaits you on the second half of the trip. After lunch, you will be guided down the middle canyon where class 3 rapids and class 4 rapids offering a fun and thrilling time for older kids and families.  We will also stop at Mermaid Falls to stretch our legs on the beach and dunk our heads in the falls (if you want). The middle canyon has some of the wildest white water rapids the Kicking Horse River has to offer!

Tour duration:

  • 9:15 am to 2:00 pm (Mountain Time. Same as Calgary and Banff)
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for check in and signing waivers

White Water Discover River Rafting Tour Includes:

  • Guided scenic views and thrilling adventure covering 26 kilometres of the Kicking Horse River
  • Class 1 to Class 4 rapids
  • A riverside BBQ lunch
  • All rafting safety gear – wetsuits, booties, splash jackets, helmets
  • On-site bathrooms and change rooms complete with free hot showers
  • Minimum Age: 12 years or older
  • Minimum Weight Restriction: 90 lbs/41 kg

What to bring:

  • Swimsuit to wear underneath the wetsuit (please arrive with swimsuit on under your clothes)
  • Towel for changing afterwards
  • Face covering that can get wet and that meets the current guidelines as recommended by the Provincial Health Authority.  If you don’t bring one we’ll have masks for sale in our office.

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*We are excited to announce that Wet N’ Wild Adventures has merged with Glacier Raft Company starting in 2017. We will be operating out of the same great location with the same great service and we look forward to rafting with you this summer. Please get in touch if you have any questions – we are happy to help!