It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran rafter or a complete whitewater newbie. Banff is home to rivers that serve up a thrilling mix of rapids suitable for all skill levels. Ultimately, it comes down to how big of an adrenaline hit you’re looking for.
Want to experience the thrill of the rapids but short on precious vacation time, or driving from Calgary? The Kananaskis River and Horseshoe Canyon rapids are the closest and only 45 minutes from Banff or Calgary. Enjoy paddling without the fear factor along the Kananaskis River – a top rafting pick for novices and families thanks to its Class II and III rapids. Want a more intense experience? Ramp up the adrenaline with an optional cliff jump and Class IV rapids on the Horseshoe Canyon rafting trip.
Travel further and raft the raging Kicking Horse River, this will push your pulse rate into triple digits with its Class I to IV rapids – guaranteed to drench and delight in equal measure.
- Choose between family-friendly rivers, waves or roaring rapids depending on your experience level and confidence
- Mountain views provide a stunning backdrop to your rafting experience
- A professional river guide accompanies each boat
- Free photos are included, so you can take home a reminder of your adventure (Kananaskis & Horseshoe Canyon Rivers)