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

Fun n Splashy

$110 adult (16+)
$70 child (5-15)

2 - 3

14 May - 12 September


Dam controlled

1.5 - 2 hours

5 years

Optional river swim

Free professional photos

Snacks and refreshments

45 minutes

50 minutes

horsehoe canyon


$115 ADULT (12+)

3 - 4

14 May - 5 September


Snowmelt / seasonal

1.5 - 2 hours

12 years

Optional cliff jump

Free professional photos

Snacks and refreshments

45 minutes

50 minutes

kicking horse



adult (12+)

1 - 4

15 May - 15 September

9:00am, 1:00pm

Snowmelt / seasonal

2 hours

12 years

Optional river swim

Not available in 2021

Not available in 2021

1.5 hours

3 hours


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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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

We are highly trained professionals committed to showing you a great time on the water. Get to know what we are all about.


There's less than 100 sleeps until rafting season begins!
One way to enjoy the water

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Is there a better feeling? 🌊
This is how our amazing guide Gabe celebrates his birthday!! Happy Birthday, Gabe!! 


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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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Pretty sweet day rafting in Kananaskis today. I have a pretty awesome job ✌🏼️
Photo courtesy of Chinook Rafting
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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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Yep! Helmet hair and all, I’d totally do this again tomorrow! White water rafting with chinookrafting was definitely a great choice! Such a fun trip with a great guide and team! Sam made the experience even better! #chinookrafting #canadianadventures #whitewaterrafting #horseshoecanyon
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!! 
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