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  • We aren’t able to offer our riverside BBQ lunch this summer due to Covid-19. You will get a light snack and drink instead.  Because of this, the price is reduced from $89 down to $79 for adults and from $69 down to $59 for children (11 and under).
  • To guarantee it’s only your ‘bubble’ group in a boat, you can also consider our ‘BOOK A BOAT‘ option for groups of 4-8 people and save $67.20.

We understand that not everyone wants their outdoor experience to involve barreling down the river at full tilt, being tossed around gleefully by the whitewater.

(After all, you might be visiting Golden with older family members, young children or those who prefer not to feel like they are in the spin cycle of a washing machine. Rapids aren’t everyone’s cup of tea!)

If a peaceful, leisurely float down the river sounds like it’s more your speed, you’ll love our Gentle Family Rafting adventure. No one gets soaked on this trip, but there will be a few fun splashes and a lot of laughs.

Gliding down the river at a laid back pace will allow you to relax and soak up the scenery around you. As you paddle down the Upper sections of the Kicking Horse (British Columbia’s first designated Canadian Heritage River), you’ll be able to sit back, listen to the birds and gaze up at the spectacular pine-clad peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains towering ten thousand feet above you.

An enchanting waterfall stop takes place right before the end of the trip.  An optional 2 minute walk up a small canyon to the falls is a memorable highlight of the trip.

We’ll stop for a barbeque lunch by the riverside, featuring steak, chicken breast, fish, burgers, smokies or veggie burgers (food always tastes even better in the fresh mountain air).  NOT OFFERED IN 2020.

Keep your eyes peeled as you drift through the dense green forests – you might spot a bear snuffling in a berry bush, a female deer and her fawn drinking at the water’s edge or a majestic elk with his impressive set of antlers watching the boat glide by. This is one of the best ways to go off the beaten path and see remote areas that not every tourist gets to see.

Guests participate in a safety briefing

      We have rafted twice with Alpine and both trips were fantastic. Staff are friendly and well organized, our guide made us feel safe. Lunch was provided in our trips and... read more


We are excited to announce that Alpine Rafting has merged with our friends at Glacier Raft Company. Click here to read more.


  • You’ll start at 9:30 a.m. and be back at our base by 1:00 p.m.
  • Don’t worry if you’ve never been rafting before, you’ll be given a full safety briefing before you get on the water. This is a safe, mellow trip that is perfect for beginners and families with young children ages 4 and up.
  • The trip involves 14 km of rafting and will return to the Alpine Rafting office approximately 3.5 hours after departure time.
  • This trip is mostly class 1 with some sections of class 2 – 2+.


  • A bathing suit and towel, that’s it!  For 2020 please also bring a non-medical face covering.  We recommend a Buff of bandana.  If you forget yours, we’ll have them available to buy in our office.
  • We’ll provide the rest, just don’t forget your sense of adventure!


  • On this trip, we raft an extra 4 km through the heart of Yoho National Park, offering you sweeping views of our wild and beautiful landscapes.
  • It’s a great adventure for kids ages 4+


Our cancellation policy is much more flexible for 2020 due to Covid-19.  A full refund will be given (less a $5.00 per person processing fee) for any cancellations up to 72 hours prior to your trip.  If you need to cancel your trip within 72 hours of your departure, a CREDIT will be given.  The credit will be valid for 365 days from the date of cancellation.

If you need to reschedule your 2020 trip, your re-booked trip will be subject to our normal cancellation policy.

Due to us only being able to accommodate 40 people total per trip, refunds won’t be given for cancellations within 24 hours.

All refunds are applied to the same credit card used for the initial booking. Have more questions? Check our our Frequently Asked Questions Page

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