Half Day Rafting - Kicking Horse River


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You’re on a short visit to Golden and you have a tight schedule, so that means you won’t have time to do an epic activity like whitewater rafting, right?


This compact half day trip makes it possible to enjoy an exciting whitewater adventure, even if your time in Golden is short and sweet.

The entire journey only takes 3 hours, which means that you can ride the rapids in the afternoon and still get back in time for dinner (with plenty of great stories to tell!)

Feel the glacial spray on your face as you splash, bob and weave through the foamy rapids, the dense pine forests and dramatic canyon walls all around you. This trip may be short, but it’s packed with excitement and includes Class 2, 3 and 4 Rapids in the Middle Canyon section of the Kicking Horse River.


The Details: 

  • Available 7 days a week! 
  • A safety briefing will be given prior to getting on the water
  • 12 Kilometres of Rafting
  • Class 2, 3 and 4 rapids
Please check in at the Alpine Office - 101 Golden Donald Upper Rd, Golden, BC V0A, Canada
  • Your half day adventure departs from the Alpine Rafting Office at either 12:15 pm or 3:00pm (at 11:15am on Saturdays during high season and long weekends.)
  • Your adventure will return to the Alpine Rafting Office at approximately 3:30 pm or 6:00 pm (2:30pm on Saturdays during high season and long weekend)
  • You’ll receive a full safety briefing, so even if you’ve never been whitewater rafting before you’ll know exactly what to do.
  • Our three hour journey will cover 12 km of rushing rapids in the Middle Canyon of the Kicking Horse River.

Half day 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

  • Just bring your bathing suit and towel! We provide everything else, including your rafting gear, wetsuit and all safety equipment.
  • Of course, don’t forget your sense of adventure!
  • This trip offers you a chance to get out into the British Columbia backcountry and enjoy the thrills of whitewater rafting, even if you don’t have a lot of time.
  • If you’ve never tried whitewater rafting before, this is a great way to test the waters (literally!) without committing to a full day.

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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