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Kicking Horse River

Extreme Whitewater | Golden, BC

QUICK DETAILS

Min Age:

12 Years & 90lbs

Classic Trip:
9AM $125, 1PM $135

Duration:

4 Hours, 20km

Start Times:

9AM & 1PM

Location:

Riverside Basecamp

Golden, BC


If you have any questions please contact us at:

We are on mountain time-the same time as Alberta. Trip durations are approximate and fluctuate based on water levels.

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ABOUT THIS TRIP

Our most extreme adventure!  We all meet at our beautiful basecamp right at the Kicking Horse river just 25km east of Golden, BC.  More time outdoors & less time on the bus!  In the upper and middle canyons, the rafting starts out slowly, then picks up until you’re getting drenched in continuous class III to IV rapids .You won’t forget rafting Portage, Shotgun, Last Waltz and all the other amazing rafting along the way. It’s the best rafting trip in BC for the outdoor adventurer.  Raft with us to enjoy small, personalized trips, the most experience on the river and memories for a lifetime!


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  • WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED

    We provide neoprene wetsuits, river booties, helmets and life jackets for all guests. On cooler days we also provide splash jackets. We take photos on each trip available for purchase for $40 following the trip, with payment by cash or credit card. 

  • WHAT TO BRING

    Typically people are most comfortable wearing a swimsuit under their wetsuit. On cooler days we also recommend a fleece jacket to wear under the splash jacket. Bring any necessary medication in a ziplock bag. Recommended items to have packed in your vehicle are water bottles, snacks, sunscreen & towels for after the trip. Following the trip souvenirs, merchandise are available and gratuities are optional with both card or cash payment.

  • CANCELLATION POLICY

    All tours are subject to a 48 hour cancellation policy unless otherwise indicated on your booking confirmation. Guests are able to cancel bookings outside of 48 hours and receive a full refund. Subject to availability, guests are also able to change / reschedule bookings outside of 48 hours.

    No changes/reschedules will be permitted within 48 hours of tour time. No refunds will be provided within 48 hours of tour time. Trips cannot be delayed for late arrivals. Refunds or rescheduling will not be provided for missed trips.

    Group bookings of 12 or more are subject to a 7 day cancellation policy. No changes, reschedules or refunds will be provided within 7 days of tour time.

    In the unlikely event that Kootenay River Runners must cancel a trip an alternate trip or full refund will be given, as preferred by the guest.  Kootenay River Runners’ reserves the right to cancel trips due to safety and any other concerns at our discretion.

  • DISCLAIMER NOTES

    Kootenay River Runners go to great efforts to ensure a safe trip! However, due to the nature of the sport neither company, owner or personnel shall be held responsible for any damages, injuries, losses, delays or expenses occurred whilst on excursion whether this be to person or property.

    Please arrive no later than 20 minutes before your trip! All excursions require a Release of Liability waiver to be signed before departure. It is also available online to view prior to booking. All participants under 15 years must have a Release of Liability form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Any participant under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be allowed on the trip with no refund.

    Rafting the Rockies Waiver Form

    Minimum numbers of rafters are required for all trips.

  • DIRECTION DETAILS

    From Golden:

    Distance: 24km. Allow 35 mins each way.

    • Follow signs that lead you through Golden to Hwy #1.
    • Turn right on Hwy #1 (towards Lake Louise).
    • Turn right immediately after our signs onto Beaverfoot Road
    • Follow Beaverfoot Road across the train tracks, cross the river.
    • Take first right onto Kicking Horse Road. Drive 1.5 km to the Kootenay River Runners Kicking Horse Base Camp on your right.  Please note if you’ve rafted with us before we have moved…. but just a little further down the road.
    • Please note there is construction in the area, check drivebc.ca and plan accordingly.

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