White Water Rafting near Banff
If you’re visiting Banff this summer, Alpine Rafting is a short drive away, about 1 hour and 45 mins, enough time to catch the Afternoon Whitewater.
Come get wet with Alpine on the MIGHTY Kicking Horse River! No experience required, book early for best conditions.
Banff, Alberta was advertised as a resort town in 1883 when hot springs were discovered by railway workers.
The town was named by George Stephen after the Scottish town he was born in.
After a railway station, rail lines and numerous hotels were built around the area, it become known as a tourist resort.
The area is surrounded by mountains and hot springs and is a great place to visit because it is now a part of the Banff National Park.
SUMMER AND WINTER ACTIVITIES
Since Banff is situated in the National Park, there are numerous activities that tourists can enjoy both in the summer and the winter.
In the summer, people can camp in the Canadian Rockies, canoe or fish along the Bow River or Vermilion Lakes, bike along the many trails near the forests and rivers, golf, take a gondola ride over the Sulphur Mountain, hike along the mountains, kayak in the Johnson River, skateboard, swim in the Upper Hot Springs pool, play tennis, or just walk around the town and parks.
In the winter, skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, sledding, tobogganing, snowshoeing, hockey and curling are the most popular activities that tourists can take part in.
The Fenlands Banff Recreational Centre is where the majority of these fast paced winter activities are held. However, anyone who wants to enjoy a quiet or relaxing day or evening can take part in ice fishing or a horse-drawn sleigh ride.
Not only can tourists enjoy the many activities there are to offer in Banff, but they can also enjoy the views of the many mountains, lakes, canyons, glaciers, trails and springs that are part of this beautiful town.
There are also many parks and playgrounds for families and loved ones to visit to appreciate the beauties that nature has to offer.
WHY SHOULD I BOOK A RAFTING TRIP ON THE KICKING HORSE RIVER WHILE STAYING IN BANFF?
- The Kicking Horse River is renowned as the Whitewater Gem of the Canadian Rockies.
- You will not find any better whitewater experience than can be found on the Kicking Horse River while staying in Banff.
- The Kicking Horse has sustained water levels all season long, and it will not disappoint!
- Travelling from Banff to the Kicking Horse River is easy, and allows you to experience an extra National Park on your Vacation.
- Yoho National Park is filled with incredible attractions situated close to the highway.
- Attractions such as Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, and the Natural bridge are all located within a few minutes drive of the Kicking Horse River and can be easily added to your drive to and from the Kicking Horse River.
BOOKING WHITEWATER RAFTING TRIPS FROM BANFF
Booking a rafting trip during your stay in Banff is easy.
As you may already know, the best way to experience the Mountain National Parks is by renting a car.
You will need to drive our to our office for your white water rafting adventure down the Kicking Horse River.
You will drive through stunning Yoho National Parks and through Lake Louise.
It is one of the most breathtaking drives and often wildlife such as deer, bears, elk, bighorn sheep and mountain goats are spotted!
It is a drive you will not soon forget.