Half Day Rafting - Kicking Horse River


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Make your trip EXTREME!  (Only available in July & August, and not on Saturdays or long weekends)

  • Smaller, more intimate group size with 6:1 client guide ratio
  • Best suited to those with previous rafting experience, or those who have a more intimate river experience,d suitable for the adventurous
  • Practice your rafting skills - flips, eddie hops and more!
  • Maximum 18 guests per day

Training would consist of greater whitewater instruction, eddy hopping and a possible flip drill depending on group skills.  Extreme rafters are the first to depart for the fun that lies ahead on the Middle Canyon. We will take on some pretty awesome river features and ‘smash’ Hopis and have fun playing our way down the river.

The smaller rafts used by your guide during the Extreme Rafting Trip have increased manoeuvrability. As an experienced Whitewater Team we will scout Portage & Shotgun, then give the high sign to the pack of non- Extreme rafters that the rapid has been scouted and is good to go. After Portage & Shotgun, the sport rafters would experience all kinds of adrenaline moves such as eddy hops, wave surfing (like Maneater) and have a blast.

The Details: 

  • Only available in July & August - Water Levels Permitting 
  • A safety briefing will be given prior to getting on the water
  • 12 Kilometres of Rafting
  • This trip returns to the Alpine Rafting Office at approximately 6:00 PM


Please check in at the Alpine Office - 101 Golden Donald Upper Rd, Golden, BC V0A, Canada
  • Experience the Legendary Middle Canyon of the Kicking Horse River 
  • Feel the spray on your face of a wild & untamed Glacial fed river 
  • Enjoy this 3 hour rafting tour with Alpine Rafting 7 days per week
  • Marvel at spectacular Canadian Rockies Peaks
  • Paddle your way down the Middle Canyon section of British Columbia's first designated Canadian Heritage River ( with the help of your guide) 

Half Day Whitewater Rafting on the Kicking Horse River is an exciting adventure for all experience & fitness levels.  This 3 hour trip rafts the Middle Canyon of the Kicking Horse River, and includes Class 2, 3 & 4 rapids. This is our most popular adventure for those with limited time &/or budget

The Details:

  • The Half Day trip departs from the Alpine Rafting Office at either 12:15PM or 3:00PM (and at 11:15AM on Saturdays during high season or long weekends)
  • A safety briefing will be given prior to getting on the water
  • 12 kilometre guided rafting adventure on the Middle Canyon of the Kicking Horse River!
  • This trip returns to the Alpine Rafting Office at approximately 3 hours after departure time
  • Participants must weigh 90 pounds - we have a scale in the office if you need one!

Both Half Day and Extreme Rafting trips require a minimum of 12 people to run.  Please note that your trip could be cancelled if the water levels are too high, or if the minimum number of rafters aren't met.  In that case, a refund will be given if it can not be rebooked.  We will do our best to give you between 24 and 72 hours notice if any changes will be made to your reservation.  

  ** Please note that our prices are subject to change, depending on availability

  • Your Sense of Adventure
  • Bathing Suit & Towel ( we provide everything else) 

We hope you can keep your river date with us. But, sometimes life happens and you need to cancel.  When you book, we collect a 50% deposit to reserve your seats. The remaining 50% will be collected the evening prior to your trip departure. Your deposit is fully refundable up until 72 hours prior to trip departure. Within the 72 hours, we would keep the deposit. If for some reason you 'no-show' on the day of your trip, 50% of your deposit will be refunded to your credit, and the other 50% retained by Alpine Rafting. We also have a $5 Per Person Cancellation Insurance that you can purchase upon checkout that waives the 72 hour cancellation period. Have more questions? Check our our Frequently Asked Questions Page

Please check in at the Alpine Office
101 Golden Donald Upper Rd, Golden, BC V0A, Canada
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