Why is this river called the “Kicking Horse”?
Well, history says that it was given the name by James Hector in 1858, because he was kicked by his unruly packhorse while he was exploring the river during the Palliser Expedition.
However, we like to think it’s because when you are barreling down the rapids you’ll feel like you are riding on a wild bucking bronco.
Originating from the icy glacial waters of Wapta Lake, the Kicking Horse River flows swiftly down three waterfalls through the Rockies, plunging towards the Columbia River.
Your Kicking Horse River whitewater rafting adventure starts out slowly in the Upper Canyon, then picks up speed until you’re plunging, splashing and getting drenched left and right on the wildest whitewater adventure in the Rockies. (Don’t worry, your expert guide will tell you exactly what to do!)
If you are ready to experience the thrill of this mighty river with our experienced whitewater guides, give us a call!