Whitewater Rafting

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.

Check out the different classes of rapids and what they mean –>

Highlights

  • 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)
Family friendly rafting rapids on the Kananaskis River in the Rockies
Family Fun

Kananaskis Whitewater Rafting

You'll get splashed by the frothy swells of the rushing river but it won’t wash the smile off your face on this family fun rafting tour for ages 5 - 85! The Kananaskis River is one heck of a ride
per person
May-Sep
1:30pm
4 Hours
Class 4 rafting rapids fun on the Horseshoe Canyon in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting

Calling all adventure lovers - there’s no better way to get the adrenaline flowing than big waves! Jump into a river raft and let the foamy rapids take you coursing swiftly through the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Surrounded by
per person
May-Sep
8:15am
4 Hours
Hydra Kicking Horse Classic Whitewater Rafting

Kicking Horse River Classic Whitewater Rafting

The Kicking Horse River is the Rockies' most thrilling whitewater rafting with Class 1-4 rapids. Located 1.5 hours from Banff near Golden, BC, this rafting tour is a popular whitewater journey combines a mix of class 1-4 rapids that the
per person
May-Sep
12:30pm, 9:00am
4 Hours
Family friendly rapids fun on the Kananaskis River in the Canadian Rockies

Raft + Chairlift

Combo Package; raft along the family-friendly Kananaskis River, then ride an open-air chairlift to 7,000 feet overlooking Banff. Included: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Get splashed on the class 2 - 3 rapids along with pristine landscapes of Kananaskis Provincial Park
per person
Jun-Sep
5+
Take a scenic horseback ride along the Bow River with Discover Banff Tours in the Canadian Rockies

Raft + Horseback

Combo Package; raft along the family-friendly Kananaskis River, then take a horseback ride along the scenic Bow River. Included: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Get splashed on the class 2 - 3 rapids along with pristine landscapes of Kananaskis Provincial Park
per person
May-Sep
8+
Big hit on the Kananaskis River in the Canadian Rockies
Limited Space

Raft 2 Rivers

Combo Package; experience whitewater thrills and a cliff jump on the Bow River, then raft the family-friendly Kananaskis River. Included: Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting (AM) In the morning, jump into a river raft and let the foamy rapids take you
per person
May-Sep
12+
Horseback Ride to a Cowboy Steak Cookout with Discover Banff Tours

Raft + Cowboy Cookout Horseback Ride

Combo Package; raft through exciting whitewater rapids and then saddle up for a horseback ride to a barbecue dinner. Included: Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting Start your day with exciting whitewater thrills on class 3-4 whitewater rapids at Horseshoe Canyon on
per person
May-Sep
12+
Cross a suspension bridge on the Mount Norquay Via Ferrata Explorer Route

Raft + Via Ferrata

Combo Package; raft along the family-friendly Kananaskis River, then take a guided climb up Mt Norquay's cliffs. Included: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Take an afternoon whitewater rafting adventure and get splashed on the class 2 - 3 rapids along with
per person
Jun-Sep
12+