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At Alpine Rafting, there are several rivers that we run. Over the last 34 years, we have hand picked and honed these tours ourselves. Some are exclusive only to Alpine Rafting. Many of our tours that are unique start with the spark of a ‘Jimmy idea’, and have grown to nationally acclaimed adventures, like our Wapta Falls Wild & Scenic Tour.  Here is an overview of the rivers we run in the Canadian Rockies

Kicking Horse River

The Kicking Horse River is a wild, untamed classic Canadian Rockies river. It begins high up in the Wapta icefield in Yoho National Park. The river gains velocity as it travels through the braided sections of the Upper Canyon and into the many rapids of the Middle Canyon. The Lower Canyon section the River offers Class 4 + thrills for those looking for the biggest whitewater in western Canada. The Kicking Horse River is considered the Premiere River of the Canadian Rockies, offering lots of options for first time & seasoned rafters. From Gentle Family Rafting to the Biggest Whitewater in the Canadian Rockies or Western Canada, the Kicking Horse River has something for everyone. When considering where to plan your rafting trip while vacationing in the Canadian Rockies, look no further than the mighty Kicking Horse!

Beaver River

The Beaver River is a beautiful, calm flowing river that is a tributary of the Kicking Horse River. It originates from the mountains in Kootenay National Park. We enjoy the Beaver River for our Wapta Falls Wild & Scenic Stand Up Paddleboard Tours

Columbia River 

Oh, the mighty Columbia River. How we love this river! The Columbia River flows through the Columbia Valley, a trench so long it can be seen from space. This beautiful river begins a couple hundred kilometres south of Golden. In Golden, the Columbia River is joined by the Kicking Horse River, where they both join forces and head south through the united states to their terminus at Portland, Oregon.  There are no rapids on the Columbia River, just moving water. It is possible to swim in the Columbia River in June, July and August. The Columbia River is home to our Private Party Float. This tour is suited to Groups of 8 to 8 people who want to spend a remarkable 3 hours on a custom adventure.


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