Multi-Day Rafting Trips Around Banff, Alberta
For adventurers with a few extra days to spend in the Canadian Rockies, a multi-day whitewater rafting trip with Banff Rafting can’t be beat!
Pump up the adrenaline with Banff Rafting’s Premium Rafting Package or Elite Rafting Package — choose whichever best suits your rafting adventure level and budget. Next, pick out your lodging, from luxurious cabins to rustic camping, to create your own unique Banff whitewater escape.
Premium Rafting Package
This trip is ideal for value-conscious rafters seeking a fun river experience, or those with rafters under the age of 16.
Class II to IV
Day 1: 2 pm – Start by meeting your group at Banff Rafting’s RiverBase Daylodge. You’ll be greeted by your Kicking Horse River guides and will be outfitted with your personal river gear. Afterwards, you’ll head to our exclusive departure point on the Kicking Horse River and, after a brief safety instruction, splash through this Alberta-area river, famous for its world-class whitewater. Next, you’ll enjoy some tasty snacks back at our RiverBase Daylodge, leaving evening in the Canadian Rockies for you to enjoy on your own. You may choose to take a hike, relax with a book, visit the mountain town of Golden, or simply enjoy time in your cabin or at your campsite with a sizzling BBQ under the stars with your friends and family.
Day 2: 9 am – Get an early start to your day at the RiverBase Daylodge. Starting further up the Kicking Horse River, you’ll enjoy the scenery as you float through Yoho National Park. As an added challenge, “all-paddle” format will be used today, making teamwork essential to negotiating the 16 sets of rapids that range from Class II to IV.
After a delicious BBQ lunch back at our RiverBase Daylodge, you’ll say your good-byes to your guides and likely begin making plans for your next whitewater adventure with Banff Rafting!
The Premium Rafting Package is available any two consecutive days throughout the summer operating season.
What’s included: All rafting equipment, transportation to and from our RiverBase Daylodge, light refreshments on Day 1, delicious barbecue lunch on Day 2, and free trip photos (a $20 value)!
This trip is designed for rafters seeking the most exciting whitewater in the Banff area.
Class II to IV+
Day 1: 9 am – Start by meeting your group at Banff Rafting’s RiverBase Daylodge. Next, you’ll be greeted by your rafting guides, be outfitted with your personal river gear and board a shuttle that takes you into Yoho National Park where you’ll enjoy the scenery of the Canadian Rockies while riding some introductory small rapids. Momentum and excitement builds as we enter the legendary middle section of the Kicking Horse River where crashing, rollercoaster waves are sure to thrill.
After a delicious barbecue lunch back at our RiverBase Daylodge, you’ll be free to explore the area. The town of Golden is just 20 minutes away, or you can hike into spectacular Wapta Falls, “The Niagara of the Canadian Rockies.”
Day 2: 1:30 pm – Enjoy your morning before meeting your group at the RiverBase Daylodge. Eat lunch prior to heading back to the Kicking Horse River, where you will challenge not only the famous “Portage” and “Shotgun” rapids for a second round, but you’ll venture into the challenging “Lower Canyon” and its famous, consistent class IV and IV+ rapids.
Full of smiles and with a healthy appetite, we’ll head back to the RiverBase Daylodge for some snacks, ending a truly memorable two days of rafting on the world-renowned Kicking Horse River.
The Elite Package is available Tuesday/Wednesday and Friday/Saturday from early July to late August. (Sat./Sun. trips also available. Call us at 800-519-4770 for dates and availability.)
What’s included: All rafting equipment, transportation to and from our RiverBase Daylodge, lunch on Day 1 and 2, and free trip photos (a $20 value)!