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The foamy whitewater surges beneath you. You feel your stomach drop. Your wet hands grip the paddle and you squint through the cool spray.

You’re barreling down one of Canada’s wildest rivers and not even the glacial water can wash the smile off your face.

Our full day trip on the Kicking Horse River is the type of thrill that will leave you buzzing for days afterwards. The journey takes you through the upper & middle canyons (otherwise known as one of Mother Nature’s best roller coasters) and includes a hearty BBQ lunch by the riverside (taming the Kicking Horse will make you work up an appetite!)

In between the moments of splashing through the class 2, 3 and 4 rapids there will be stretches of calm water – giving you a chance to gape in awe at the craggy peaks of the Canadian Rockies all around you.

This 5 hour rafting tour runs 7 days per week and is our most popular adventure – a true Canadian experience.

Whitewater Rafting in the Canadian Rockies - Kicking Horse River Alpine Rafting

Whitewater Rafting in the Canadian Rockies – Kicking Horse River Alpine Rafting

      Great guide. Memorable day. Beautiful River. Delicious steak lunch. Cool photos. This company delivered. Wish we could do the class 5!


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


  • Available 7 days per week from June 1 to mid September (weekends only in May).
  • Beginners are welcome. You’ll be given a full safety briefing before you hop in the raft and guidance along the way, so you’ll feel like a veteran paddler in no time.
  • We travel down 26 km of pristine Canadian river (including a 4 km bonus section through Yoho National Park that we offer because we know you want more adventure!)
  • A hearty, cowboy-style Rocky Mountain BBQ lunch is included. Feast on steak, chicken, fish, burgers, smokies or veggie burgers – yum!
  • You’ll end up back at the Alpine Rafting office at approximately 2:30 pm, with plenty of great stories to tell.
  • Must be a minimum of 12 years old and 90lbs (43kg)

Things to Bring

  • We’ll provide everything from wetsuits to paddles, so all you need to bring is your bathing suit and towel – that’s it!
  • (Oh, and don’t forget your sense of adventure.)

Why We Love this Trip

  • It’s the perfect way to experience the thrill of a classic rafting trip in the Canadian Rockies, for a very affordable price.
  • You’ll be fully immersed in the pristine Canadian wilderness – a thrill to add to your bucket list!
  • We’ve added on an extra 4 km section of river in Yoho National Park, for even more adrenaline-pumping whitewater fun.

Cancellation Policy

We hope you can keep your river date with us. But, sometimes life happens and you need to cancel. If you have to cancel your trip, the full amount is refundable (less a $10.00 per person processing fee) provided we are given at least 1 weeks notice prior to your trip. If notice occurs within 7 days of the trip the $50.00 per person deposit becomes non-refundable, and within 24 hours of the trip the full amount is non-refundable. All refunds are applied to the same credit card used for the initial booking.

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My friends have gone rafting but it’s my first time. Is this okay?

Absolutely! This is not a problem at all. No experience is required to go rafting as our guides will let you know exactly what you need to do. You will all get to travel in the same raft.


Sure! The best way to experience rafting is to actually go rafting but hopefully this video will be the next best thing


We don’t advise that people bring anything with them on the river. There is always a chance cameras will get lost or wet, and you will be paddling so there isn’t a lot of time to be taking pictures anyways.

People often want to bring their own GoPro cameras. We do have helmets with GoPro mounts, but we tell everyone that there is a chance the camera could get broken or knocked off. Many cameras have been lost in the river – we think it is safer to leave the filming to us.  Our guides will have GoPro cameras and we have a professional photographer on shore.  Photos and videos are available to look at and purchase after your trip.

The only thing that should be carried on is medication such as asthma inhalers and epi pens etc. Our guides have small dry bags to keep these safe.


This is common question that we receive. Our wetsuits come in an assortment of sizes.  Our maximum weight limit is approximately 300 lbs (136kg) due to safety reasons and the size of our gear.

Meet Our Guides

Experienced, Engaged & Confident. Our team is nothing short of outstanding.