Kick Your Fun Into Overdrive
Legend has it that the Kicking Horse River was named by a surveyor in the mid-19th Century after he was unceremoniously booted by his packhorse. Whatever the reason for the name, we can confidently say the river has been kicking paddlers into high gear since the 1970s when the first forays by raft and then kayak were made. Originating in the glacial waters of Wapta Lake in the Canadian Rockies, 80-kilometre river runs past the community of Golden and is famous for its class III-IV whitewater runs. However, it also has tamer waters for intermediate paddlers and a variety of outfitters offer guided excursions here.
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Kicking Horse River
Alpine Rafting is located in Golden BC on the famous and beautiful Kicking Horse River.Learn More
Glacier Raft Company
Go whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River with Goldens original rafting company, Glacier Raft Co.Learn More
Golden River Adventures
At Golden River Adventures try something new with their inflatable kayak rentals and create your own adventure.Learn More
Hydra River Guides
Hydra River Guides offers many different activities, whether it’s a fast paced rafting trip or a gentle canoe ride they have it all.Learn More
Kicking Horse Paddle Festival
The Kicking Horse Paddle Festival is an annual event that recognizes and appreciates the beauty of the Kicking Horse River and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.Learn More
Kootenay River Runners
Kootenay River Runners is perfect for adventurous visitors to experience guided whitewater rafting trips down the mighty Kicking Horse River.Learn More
Kootenay River Runners: Golden
Kootenay River Runners in Golden BC explores the mighty Kicking Horse River.Learn More
Wet n Wild Adventures
Experience thrilling rafting trips down the Kicking Horse River with Wet n Wild Adventures.Learn More
Wild Water Adventures
Wild Water Adventures is known to be the best organized whitewater rafting trips near Banff.Learn More
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Every corner of BC has something unique to offer. From freshwater lakes on Vancouver Island to rafting on the whitewater of Squamish, you will never find a shortage of amazing paddling.