Our KICK *SS White Water Rafting tour in the Rocky Mountains offers the best whitewater rafting in Canada combined with the best sightseeing in Canada! People come from all over the world to raft the famous Kicking Horse River and see the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The tour price INCLUDES the White Water Discovery tour. On this tour we do the Upper and Middle Canyons with lunch (included) along the way. Get your adrenaline pumping as you race through rapids with names like Man Eater, Shotgun, and Roller Coaster. Plus stop for a sip from the “Fountain of Youth!”
And if you want the Ultimate Adrenaline Rush you can upgrade to Heli Rafting where you board a helicopter to fly into the famous and incredible Lower Canyon with 4 km of Class 4 rapids. (Must be 16 or older for the Heli Rafting upgrade. Space for Heli Rafting is VERY limited so we suggest that you book early.)
But that’s not all. On this tour you also get to spend a day touring Banff, Lake Louise and Emerald Lake – an amazing trio of top rated sights!
This is a small group, personal tour with limited availability so we strongly suggest you book well in advance.
Our KICK *SS Rafting Tour is the PREMIUM Rafting tour at an incredible bargain price!
Day 1 – Travel from Vancouver to Golden
7:00 am Meet at the corner of Cordova St and Seymour St.
This morning we travel through the Fraser Valley with a stop in Hope where Stallone filmed his classic hit First Blood. From there we tour over the Coquihalla Highway (made famous for its winter conditions in the TV show Highway Through Hell).
12:00 pm Lunch stop in Kamloops.
In the afternoon we journey past Shuswap Lake (The Houseboat Capital of Canada), stop in Revelstoke to pick up dinner supplies and traverse lofty Rogers Pass before dropping down into the Columbia River Valley where we check in to our EXCLUSIVE Mountain View Cabins in the Rocky Mountains.
The evening is yours to relax around a campfire, sample some s’mores (delicious Canadian delicacies made with marshmallows roasted over the fire tucked into a Graham cracker sandwich with a piece of chocolate. Decadent but you deserve it!)
Day 2 – WHITE WATER RAFTING!
8:00 am Breakfast at the cabins (included).
10:00 am to 3:30 pm for those doing the White Water Discovery tour (included)
10:00 am to 6:30 pm for those doing the Heli Rafting upgrade (additional $150)
Tonight we’ll have dinner and a drink in Golden to share white water rafting stories before heading back to our cabins.
At the cabins we’ll do a short hike through the forest that ends at the Viewpoint (FREE option). As always, there will be a campfire to warm you after a day on the water.
Day 3 – Golden to Banff to Golden
8:00 am – breakfast at the cabins (included)
After breakfast we head through Yoho National Park and into Banff National Park past towering Castle Mountain before reaching Banff – a beautiful Rocky Mountain village tucked away in the shadow of Cascade Mountain, Mount Rundle, and Sulphur Mountain. There you will have free time to explore the town and do a little souvenir shopping.
From Banff we travel to Lake Louise, the most famous lake in the Rockies, for some amazing sightseeing. For those that want a little more adventure you have the option to sign up for the scenic gondola ride that takes you up above the Bow Valley for stunning views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Louise. Note that the best chance to see bears is from the Lake Louise gondola (note – seeing bears is NOT guaranteed. They are just more common here than elsewhere on the tour.) This option comes with an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. All for only $45. Highly recommended!
The tour continues as we head down Kicking Horse Pass back into Yoho National Park with a stop at Emerald Lake. While popular with tourists, Emerald Lake is nowhere nearly as busy as Lake Louise and it’s a great place to get away from the crowds. And if the ice has melted, you can even try canoeing on a mountain lake (optional extra) to round out your day. Talk to your guide for rates and availability.
We stop in Golden to pick up supplies for dinner at the cabins. Tonight you can enjoy a wiener roast around the campfire, do some star gazing, and enjoy being with new friends in the Rockies.
Day 4 – Golden to Vancouver
7:30 am – breakfast at the cabins (included)
Our first stop is Revelstoke where we pick up some supplies for a picnic lunch. We take a slightly different route going home. We travel through the Northern end of the Okanagan Valley, BC’s summer playground and heart of BC’s famous Wine Country. We pass through Vernon and then stop at the lakefront in Kelowna for a picnic.
We have one final rest stop before arriving back in Vancouver at approx. 7:30 pm
*Times are estimated to the best of our ability and are subject to change.
- 1 day White Water Rafting on the famous Kicking Horse River in the Rocky Mountains!
- Lake Louise
- Emerald Lake
- Okanagan Valley
- Lake Louise Gondola with buffet lunch (optional)
- 3 nights at the FAMOUS Mountain View Cabins in the Rocky Mountains
- 2 Rocky Mountain National Parks (Yoho & Banff)
- White Water Discovery Rafting Tour
- All tips and taxes
- Transportation in a mini coach
- Three nights accommodation at Mountain View Cabins
- 3 breakfasts and 1 lunch
- A fantastic tour guide
- Discounts on optional activities
- Tons of amazing sightseeing
- Meals (other than those mentioned above)
- Medical and travel insurance
- Any other expenses
- Optional Activities (See “Prices and Dates” for details)
What to Bring:
- All weather clothing
- Swimming suit & towel. You need to wear a swim suit under the wet suit for rafting
- ID / Passport / Student ID
- Proof of medical insurance
- Good walking shoes
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo etc)
- A water bottle with a lid
- Your camera!
- A sense of FUN & Adventure!
$599 (Cash) $619 (Credit Card)
- Guests 15 and under must be accompanied by a guardian or chaperone.
- May 24 to 27
- June 22 to 25
Room Upgrade Costs
All prices are based upon four people sharing one room and two queen sized beds.
- Double room upgrade (2 people in a cabin with 2 queen beds) – $60
- Triple room upgrade (3 people in a room with 2 queen beds)– $30
No solo traveller room upgrades available.
PLEASE NOTE – this activity MUST be booked 72 hours prior to your departure. It will NOT be available on the bus.
Lake Louise Gondola & Buffet* – $45. Save $3.25 plus guarantee space with West Trek!
Ride the gondola high above the Bow Valley for stunning views that extend all the way to Lake Louise and the surrounding mountains! Take a walk around to see breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains and beyond! This sightseeing experience also includes a delicious ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT buffet lunch with a variety of food and refreshments for you to enjoy.
HELI RAFTING! – $160
Add on a helicopter flight to the wildest rapids on the Kicking Horse River where the water is raging and the adrenaline is pumping! This is the ONLY heli rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River that rafts all 3 sections. It is famous for it’s 4 km stretch of continuous class 4 whitewater and it’s huge vertical rock cliffs. And the ONLY way to get to it is by helicopter! This will give you bragging rights for the rest of your life! We STRONGLY encourage you to book this well in advance to get space!