Experience the best whitewater rafting trips near Kananaskis, Canmore/Banff from family floats to adrenaline pumping rafting trips. Fun and excitement create memories and bring us together – there’s nothing better than a great day out with friends and family.
The following companies offer rafting adventures near Canmore & Kananaskis, Banff and Kicking Horse River, departing from Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise or Golden. Visit their website for information on available tours.
Canoeing on the Bow River is the quintessential Canadian activity; a peaceful way to explore Banff National Park. Rent a canoe or kayak from the Banff Canoe Club, located 5 minutes from downtown Banff. Paddlers can explore a gentle leg of the Bow River or follow forty mile creek into Vermillion Lakes. Both routes offer stunning views and opportunities for spotting wildlife. Rentals include paddles, life jackets, bailing bucket, information tablet about the river and basic dry land instruction. We even do offsite canoe, kayak & stand up paddle board rentals!
Banff Canoe Docks – corner of Wolf Street and Bow Ave, Banff, Banff
Closest to Calgary, Canmore and Banff, white water rafting has never been more exciting than on the Kananaskis and Horseshoe Rivers. The Kananaskis River offers families and the novice rafter a fun introduction to white water rafting on Class 2 to 3 rapids. Experience up to Class 4 rapids as you make your way down the Horseshoe Canyon through big waves, powerful rapids and cliff jumping are the highlights for the adventure enthusiast on this trip!
215 Banff Ave, Sundance Mall, Banff, Alberta
The Kicking Horse River is famous for whitewater rafting, packed with mighty rapids and plenty of thrills. Hydra River Guides has been introducing guests to the “kicks” of whitewater rafting since 1986! With 4 distinctive trips on offer, from our Mild and Classic trips to our thrilling Ultimate and Fast Blast adventures, the Kicking Horse River has something for everyone. Tours include river gear, BBQ lunch and optional transportation.
211 Bear St, Banff, Alberta
It’s time to get out on the water! Whether you’re looking for a mild introduction or an exhilarating thrill, our professional staff will ensure you have the time of your life on either a full or half day Canadian Rockies wilderness whitewater rafting adventure. We offer trips near Banff on the Kananaskis, Bow, and Red Deer Rivers. Once you’ve tried one, you’ll want to try them all. Each adventure includes all the necessary gear and equipment, heated indoor changing rooms, shuttle to and from the river check-in location, and scrumptious snacks and beverages at the end of your tour.
Floating the Bow right through the heart of Calgary on an Urban Paddling Experience!
Why Go - The idea of a leisurely float or paddle on the Bow River on a summer day sounds idyllic, until you realize what's involved. Finding a raft, buying life jackets, securing the vessel safely to your vehicle, inflating the raft, arranging drop-off & pick-ups, and then returning everything. The Paddle Station makes the urban river adventure hassle-free! What makes us your best rafting/kayaking choice, is that we are located right on the banks of the Bow River. Stations are located at Shouldice Park and St. Patrick's Island, for a 2-4 hour float (depending on time of year). We have guided rafts, 4-6, 8-10 person rafts, or single/double kayaks. Booking is simple by phone, online, or just show up, and your inflated rafts or kayak will be waiting for you.
What's Great - The Paddle Station is one of the only raft rental companies that are completely turn key. Show up to their station and the raft is ready for you to float down the river (no pumping the raft full or air and no raft/kayak pickup!
Experience our Kicking Horse River Whitewater Trip, guaranteed to soak and thrill you by rafting through rapids class 2 - 4+. Prefer to stay a little drier, (but by no means dry!), you may enjoy our scenic and playful Gentle Trip. With a little more time, our Full Day Trip lets you experience all the river has to offer, with a hearty lunch at our RiverBase.
Box 25, Main lobby, Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alberta
Kananaskis Whitewater Rafting
Kananaskis Whitewater Rafting runs exciting whitewater rafting trips near Banff & Canmore on the scenic Kananaskis River.
Lusk Creek, Kananaskis Country, Alberta
Canmore River Adventures
Stunning scenery, new experiences and the unknown around each river bend… All the makings of your next great Canmore adventure. Canmore River Adventures is the only company solely dedicated to offering float trips along the beautiful Bow River in Canmore. Stunning views, inspiring stories, glacial blue waters, local mountain history and maybe even a bear sighting.
Bow Valley Stand Up Paddleboarding
Learn how to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) in the beautiful lakes of the Canadian Rockies. Come see what all the hype is about the best new sport on the water. All ages welcome! Group packages available! Rent, Buy, Learn and Tour with us today!
621 Main Street, Canmore, Alberta
Canadian Rockies Rafting
Canadian Rockies Rafting is your ultimate Rafting Company in the Bow Valley: Offering the best options, rates and the best times! With 21 years of fun- no wonder Canadian Rockies Rafting has the best excursions and experiences to offer in the Valley! Our most popular trips are the half-day Whitewater Rafting excursions on the Kananaskis and Bow River - Horseshoe Canyon. Other activities we offer are Bow River Nature Floats in the evenings, River boarding down the Kananaskis, the occasional Kicking Horse Tour and Moose Safari’s in late August and September.
909 Railway Ave., Canmore, Alberta
The Kicking Horse River is renowned as the Whitewater Gem of the Canadian Rockies boasting BC & Alberta's biggest whitewater thrills. From our fleet of eye popping candy red rafts to our trip selection, we've spent the last 30 years honing the experience we provide. The Team at Alpine Rafting looks forward to spending a day on the river with you.
101 Golden Donald Upper Rd., Golden, British Columbia
Kananaskis Outfitters - Rental Equipment
Located in the Village Center next door to the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis we offer high quality rental equipment and guided tours. Summer Rentals include Bicycles, Kayaks, Canoes and Stand Up Paddleboards, Hiking Packs and other items. Winter Rentals include Cross Country Skis, Snowshoes, Ice Skates and Hockey Equipment, etc.
1 Mt.Sparrowhawk Cres, Kananaskis Village, Alberta