How to Choose your own Adventure

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 or 1-866-330-7238 or see our Frequently Asked Questions page.



Rapids Class



River Type

River Time

Minimum Age




Distance from Banff

Distance from Calgary

kananaskis river


$100 adult (16+)
$62 child (5-15)

2 - 3

15 May - 13 September


Dam controlled

1.5 - 2 hours

5 years

Optional river swim

Free professional photos

Snacks and refreshments

40 minutes

50 minutes

horsehoe canyon


$106 ADULT (12+)

3 - 4

15 May - 6 September


Snowmelt / seasonal

1.5 - 2 hours

12 years

Optional cliff jump

Free professional photos

Snacks and refreshments

40 minutes

50 minutes

kicking horse


$149 adult (12+)

1 - 4

15 May - 15 September

9:00am, 12:30pm

Snowmelt / seasonal

2 - 2.5 hours

12 years

Optional river swim

Professional photos (extra $)

BBQ lunch

1.5 hours

3 hours


Guide School on the Kananaskis River with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies

Raft Guides Course

Our Raft Guides Course is coming up from Monday 18 May – Wednesday 27 May 2020. Don’t miss out, leave your desk job behind and
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Dabbing fun on the Horseshoe Canyon with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies


Helpful Info & Directions. What do I bring? Where do we go? What time do we need to be at the meeting point? Don’t worry, we will answer all those questions here.

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

Deals & Specials

Is it one of the kids birthdays? Booking a group larger than 9 people? We have a variety of specials you can benefit from.

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Meet Our Team

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