Bow River Horseshoe Canyon

Class 2-4 Whitewater Madness, Cliff & Jumping

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    3.5 - 4 hours

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Calling All Adventurers, this One’s for You!

Take things up a notch on our thrilling half-day whitewater adventure with cliff jumping on the Bow River Horseshoe Canyon less than one hour from Banff, Canmore, and Calgary. Exciting, yet accessible, this wet and wild whitewater experience is suitable for ages 12 and up. Expect thrills, adventure, and striking scenery you won’t believe!

Rafters on Bow River
Rafters on Bow River

Curving out from the front range of the Canadian Rockies, the Bow River’s Horseshoe Canyon has been drawing thrill-seekers with its big waves and spirited class 2-4 whitewater rapids for decades. The steep walls of the shale canyon also offer an excellent opportunity to view large birds of prey and nesting cliff swallows. If you’re feeling extra edgy, why not get the ultimate thrill and try a heart pumping cliff jump? Don’t worry, the cliff jump is optional!

Need a new profile picture? Our photographer will be on-site taking action photos of your rafting adventure. The photos will be available for purchase under ‘Photos’ 24-48 hours after your tour.
Don’t forget to ask about our discounted rates for groups of 10 or more to discuss best pricing!


Daily Rates

Adult (16+): $120

Youth (12-15 yrs): $108


8:05am Tour:

Available daily for full season May – September 2024

*If water levels are too high, we won't be able to run this tour. As an alternative, we will run the Kananakis Surf Trip instead.


tour schedule

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Check-in Times
  • 7:25 am – Check-in at our office; 909A Railway Ave, Canmore, AB T1W 1P3
  • 7:30 am – Depart office for River Base
  • 7:50 am – Check-in at our River Base; The Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino – 888 Nakoda Way, Kananaskis, AB
  • 8:05 am – Go time!

*If waters are too high, we won't be able to run this tour unfortunately. We will however, run the Kananakis Surf Trip instead.


schedule & equipment

What to Bring:
  • Swimsuit and a towel
  • Warm fleece or sweater on cooler days
  • A bag for your dry clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • GoPro, sunglasses (optional)
  • Lots of energy!
What We Supply
  • Transportation to and from the river
  • Professional (and entertaining) river guides
  • Life jacket, wetsuit, helmet, river shoes, splash jacket
  • String for retaining eyewear
  • Change rooms/restrooms (Stoney Nakoda Resort)
  • Secure storage unit for personal belongings
  • Hot or cold beverage (weather dependent)
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