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Horseshoe Canyon White Water Rafting

Experience thrills and spills white water rafting Banff’s Horseshoe Canyon on the Bow River. A short drive from Calgary, Banff, and Canmore this half-day white water rafting tour is perfect for adventure lovers .
Where:Kananaskis, Alberta
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 12 years
Price for:1 Participant
Foaming white waters and scenic thrills on the Bow River.

Surrounded by shale cliffs, the Bow River thunders through Horseshoe Canyon. The Horseshoe Canyon section offers spectacular scenery, big waves … up to Grade IV. This is a moderate rafting trip, exciting but not difficult.

Experience a sense of remoteness while you raft your way through shale canyons and awesome white water. During the quieter stretches of river, you'll lift your eyes skyward and see large birds of prey soaring above. You might even try cliff jumping – if you dare.

Whether you are looking for fun things to do in Banff or Canmore or for a unique experience gift, this Banff white rafting adventure through Horseshoe Canyon is the way to go. Many Hollywood movies have been shot here in this spectacular Canyon. Your guide will tell you all about it!


What’s included:

  • Professional river guide on each raft.
  • Predominantly class 3 and 4 rapids
  • Wetsuits, lifejacket, helmet, wetsuit booties, rain jacket, and gloves.
  • Safety instruction and practice paddle.
  • 1.5 to 2 hrs of river time.
  • Optional cliffs jump and swim.
  • Light snack & refreshment.
  • Complimentary photos (online).

Duration: 4 hours with 1.5 to 2 hours on the water.

Season:  May  – September 

Meeting location: Nakoda Lakeside Lodge, 25 minutes from Canmore and 45 minutes from Banff and Calgary  VIEW MAP

Need to know:

  • Maximum number of rafters per rafter is 9 plus the guide.
  • No experience is necessary.
  • Minimum age: 12 years
  • If the guest is unaccompanied by an adult then the minimum age is 16 years old.
  • Every guest needs to sign a waiver form. Any guest under 18 years will also need a parent or guardian signature on the waiver form and an emergency contact number if the Parent/ Guardian is not joining them on the river.
  • Minimum weight: 90lbs
  • Maximum weight: 350 lbs
  • Glasses or sunglasses – are not recommended unless secured by eyeglass holders or retainers.
  • Trips run rain or shine.
  • What to bring: swimsuit, towel, bag, toque/beanie/woolly hat on colder days, a change of clothes including a fleece, and sunscreen.


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