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Wildwater Adventures

by K Gordon Schultz

Welcome to Wild Water, the most popular white water rafting banff adventure! For over 22 years, guests from all over the world have enjoyed our Kicking Horse River rafting day-trips and multi-day trips near Banff National Park and Golden, British Columbia.

Wildwater’s Banff rafting trips are perfect for singles, couples, families and groups, and all abilities and ages, from 8 to 88 and make for the ideal rafting trips in Canada.

Wide Range of Rafting Options For Everyone

The most popular daily Alberta / British Columbia rafting trips are available from mid-May to mid-September and we have trips designed for first-timers, experienced rafters and nature-loving families. For rafting trips in Banff, and rafting trips in Lake Louise, we’ve got what you are looking for!

Choose from a variety of exciting white water rafting trips and milder river journeys. River rafting trips range from our popular daily half-day rafting trips, our full day rafting tripss, or our gentle rafting trips.

Look who’s been rafting with Wild Water!

Olympic Gold Medal winners, NHL, NFL and MLB professionals, Hollywood celebs, Government Leaders, Royal Family members, Rock and Country music stars, Fortune 500 company owners, PGA and LPGA tour players, Heavyweight boxing legends and tens of thousands of others, all sharing the best of banff tours and BC rafting trips.

Got a Group? No Problem!

Companies can easily accommodate your adventure travel groups of 12 to 100 for a full day of rafting – perfect trips for businesses, schools, youth, church and social groups. You’ll love their group rates, starting with just 8 rafters. Be sure to check out their new Corporate Play Day for groups from Calgary!

Whitewater Exciter

Never been rafting before?  Been rafting before but want something more? This non-stop BIG whitewater action trip near Banff is sure to satisfy whether it’s your first or 15th time on a river!  The Whitewater Exciter is our flagship trip; over 120,000 rafters have enjoyed this exceptional stretch of the Kicking Horse River since 1992. Offered twice daily. Suitable for all adventure levels, minimum 12 years and 90 pounds.


A bouncy and splashy introduction to whitewater! Class II and Class III rapids, mixed with stunningly scenic float sections, await those seeking more of a moderate white water experience. Try your hand at paddling or sit back and enjoy the ride. Ideal for anyone 8 years of age and older. Daily morning departures with select afternoon departures. Offered June, July & August.

The Tradition

If able to spend more time on the river, then ‘The Tradition’ is ideal. Our traditional full-length Kicking Horse River rafting trip combines the beauty and peaceful upper section with the BIG waves and rapids found in our Whitewater Exciter half-day trip. It is 2 trips in 1! Delicious BBQ lunch served afterwards.

Maximum Horsepower

When only the BEST, wettest and most exciting will do! Get your whitewater adrenaline fix on this ‘Double Shot’ of Kicking Horse rafting action. 24 kilometres, 28 rapids in the smallest, most extreme paddle rafts available on the river. Twice the rapids; twice the action! Minimum 16 years and 100 pounds..

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