WHICH RIVER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

You’ve finally convinced yourself to go whitewater rafting. Now what? We know that selecting the right river can be a bit overwhelming so we have helpful hints on choosing the right trip to fit your needs and experience level for you and your group and family.

Are you traveling solo or going with a group? Do you want big adventure with big whitewater, or are you more of a beginner? How far do you want to travel? How long have you got? We’ve asked all of these questions and more to help you choose the adventure that’s right for you.

Have more questions? Contact our team at info@chinookrafting.com or 1-866-330-7238 or see our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Rivers

COMPARE RAFTING TRIPS 

Rapids Class

Season

Time

River Type

River Time

Minimum Age

Highlight

Photos

Meal

Distance from Banff

Distance from Calgary

kananaskis river


Fun n Splashy

$110 adult (16+)
$70 child (5-15)

2 - 3

27 May - 12 September

1:30pm

Dam controlled

1.5 - 2 hours

5 years

Optional river swim

Free professional photos

Snacks and refreshments

45 minutes

50 minutes

horsehoe canyon


ADVENTURE


$115 ADULT (12+)

3 - 4

27 May - 5 September

8:15am

Snowmelt / seasonal

1.5 - 2 hours

12 years

Optional cliff jump

Free professional photos

Snacks and refreshments

45 minutes

50 minutes

kicking horse


wild


$132-$152 

adult (12+)

1 - 4

29 May - 15 September

9:15am, 1:15pm

Snowmelt / seasonal

2 hours

12 years

Optional river swim

Not available in 2021

Not available in 2021

1.5 hours

3 hours

THERE'S A RIVER FOR EVERYONE

Great family day out with children on the Kananaskis River with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Fun n Splashy

Kananaskis River

Fabulous Family Fun on the Kananaskis River. This river offers everyone aged 5-95 years an exciting, splashy whitewater rafting adventure.
1:30pm
4 Hrs
5+
Class 4 rapids on the Horseshoe Canyon section of the Bow River with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Adventure

Horseshoe Canyon

Truly thrilling rapids through Horseshoe Canyon. Experience exhilarating whitewater on the Bow River, with optional cliff jumping for the adventurous.
8:15am
4 Hrs
12+

Kicking Horse River

A fun-filled day of soaking waves on the Kicking Horse River. This is the Rockies' most thrilling whitewater rafting experience.
9:15am, 1:15pm
3 Hrs
12+

LATEST NEWS

Booking for our 2021 season is open!

Book now for 2021! We’re looking ahead to a safe and active summer, and will be in full compliance with all COVID-19 health directives.
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DON'T MISS

Dabbing fun on the Horseshoe Canyon with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies

Team Building & Groups

If you are planning a staff incentive trip or meeting retreat, whitewater rafting in Banff offers an exciting opportunity.

Children love the Kananaskis River rapids with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies

Deals & Specials

Is it one of the kid’s birthdays? Booking other activities? We have a variety of specials you can benefit from.

Thank you for supporting Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies

Great Careers

Looking for an exciting career this summer? Why not spend it outdoors working with the fun and talented team behind Chinook Rafting!

#CHINOOKRAFTING

There's less than 100 sleeps until rafting season begins!
Is there a better feeling? 🌊
This is how our amazing guide Gabe celebrates his birthday!! Happy Birthday, Gabe!! 

#OnlyOneMoreWeekLeftInTheSeason

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Here's our guide Tim explaining how to wear wetsuits at our beautiful base at Nakoda Lakeside Lodge. His mustache makes his talks even better!

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End of a sweet season on the Kananaskis 👌 Thankful for how much time I got on the water this season and for a new community of dirt bag friends on the river. 

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Rafting on Canada Day sure has Ryan's seal of approval!! Stoked to be on the river today!

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Aaaaaaaaannnnnddd...... relax... take your zen rafting

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Our incredible guide Tim is done "working" from home. And now he doesn't have to anymore!
Starting this Friday we'll be so happy to welcome you in our rafts again!! www.chinookrafting.com 
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