River rafting tours
Affordable Whitewater Rafting Experiences for Everyone, from Tame Adventurers, to Full Blown Thrill Seekers!
Whitewater Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
It’s time to pack in the laptops, and bust out the lifejackets - because you’re about to shake things up rafting the rivers of the Canadian Rockies!
Break Out of Your Comfort Zone with
the river tour of a lifetime!
Dip your toe, or go full on head-first into adventure with the river tour of your choosing. We’ve got something for people of all ages and adrenaline seeking tendencies, from scenic floats to next level big wave surfing!
Bow River Nature Floats
Float down the Bow River and bask in breathtaking vistas of the tallest peaks in the Rockies and the iconic Three Sisters Mountain. See if you can spy our native beaver, elk, osprey, eagles, and more magnificent wildlife creatures from your raft with the help of professional magnificent creature, your river guide.
Unwind at the end of your day and take in that gorgeous evening light on the flowing waters of the Bow River, with options available for evening tours for all you hopeless romantics. The perfect activity for families, seniors, nature enthusiasts, and tour groups, immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, while learning about the Bow Valley’s natural and local history along the way, and of course - having tons of fun!
Kananaskis Whitewater Rafting
It’s playtime! Join us on an unforgettable journey rafting down the currents of the Kananaskis river for some family fun with a bit of an edge. For when you want a little more excitement, but not quite full speed rafting, this sublime river takes you through the scenic surroundings of the spectacular Canadian Rockies at a fun and playful pace. A class 2-3 river, this course is ideal for families, team building activities, or rounding out a bachelor/bachelorette weekend getaway with a wholesome activity.
If you’re feeling so inclined, take a break from your river boat tour and dip in for a swim in the beautifully fresh waters of the Kananaskis river if you want to get wet!
Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting
For all you thrillseekers, make a splash and explore the incredible scenery the Bow River has to offer as you go full steam ahead down the rapids! Barrel down this class 2-4 river for a fast paced and exciting experience of the rugged Horseshoe Canyon for speed, splashes, and guaranteed laughs.
Unleash your inner explorer as you venture into the depths of shale canyons and feel at one with nature - a welcome break from demanding ways of the digital world! The fun doesn’t stop there! Take the experience to the next level as you surf the big waves, stop off for some thrilling cliff jumping, and make a serious splash in the Horseshoe Canyon.
No, you don’t. Most of our guests are first-timers and our trips, equipment, and briefings are designed to put beginners at ease. Our experienced guides will provide a safety orientation before you get on the water and coach you the whole way through the rapids. No previous whitewater experience is necessary.
The rivers change from May to September. High water is usually from mid June to mid July. For the real whitewater enthusiast, this would be an exciting time to book on our Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater tour as the rapids are at their biggest. That being said, the amazing scenery along the Horseshoe Canyon makes it a fantastic experience all summer long. The Kananaskis River is dam controlled and stays consistent all season long, making it an excellent choice at any time during the season. If you’re interested in spotting wildlife, our Bow River Nature Float offers great birding opportunities in May through June.
The difference between a whitewater and float tour is the river difficulty.
For instance, our Kananaskis Whitewater tour is rated as a class 2-3 river tour which means that there will be rapids and a lot of splashes. This is a hands-on adventure that requires everyone to paddle when required. On the other side, our Bow River Nature Float is rated as a class 1 river tour. The water is slow moving, and the activity level is basically zero. Your guide will do all the paddling while you sit back and enjoy the float down the river.