Hydra / Wednesday, June 17, 2020 / Categories: Rafting

Combine rafting with amazing Banff Adventures

Combine rafting with amazing Banff Adventures

We get it, there are plenty of people who would consider a 22km stretch of some of the best white water rafting in North America ‘quite enough excitement for one day’, but there are also those who want a little extra. Thankfully there are a number of activities which can be added to your trip to make the day complete.


Horseback Riding

It definitely seems a fitting past-time in an area named Kicking Horse (though our animals are a lot friendlier than that). Our horseback tours are a great way to experience the rockies in true cowboy style. Before setting out on the river, you can head over to Banff National Park to take in a 1-hour trail ride, which takes in the historic Cave and Basin National Historic site (birthplace of Banff National Park) as well as wildlife spotting opportunities. Our cowboy cook-out tour is a 2-hour guided tour which takes you deeper into Bow Valley, as well as a delicious steak dinner including western games like horseshoes and roping & lassoing.


Canoe down the Bow River

For those who just love being on the water, it doesn’t get much better than heading down the Kicking Horse River rapids before taking on the slightly more serene surrounds of the near-by Bow River on a 2-hour canoe ride. The canoes are provided by our friends at Banff Canoe Club whose docks are conveniently located in the heart of the town of Banff.



One for the thrill seekers, our Raft & ATV package has everything you need for an adrenaline packed day. As well as taking on our famous series of grade 3 & 4 rapids, you’ll get the chance to spend 2hrs experiencing the surrounding forestry on your very own All Terrain Vehicle with one of our guides. We provide the gear and (of course) the vehicles, all you need to bring is your sense of adventure!


Meet a Grizzly Bear

After tackling the rapids, why not take a  ride up the Kicking Horse Mountain Sightseeing Gondola for another typically Canadian experience. The Grizzly Bear refuge is a unique opportunity to meet and learn about these majestic creatures in a safe environment.


Experience the Rockies two-ways

You can truly take in the sights of the Rocky Mountains by heading 2,100 meters up the Lake Louise Mountain Gondola before heading back down to Earth and experiencing the beautiful surrounds of the Kicking Horse River.

There are so many activities to add to your day on the river, so make sure to check out all the packages available