WHICH RIVER IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

You’ve finally convinced yourself to go Canadian Rockies rafting, Yeah!  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 a big adventure with rocky mountain 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 [email protected] or 1-866-330-7238 or see our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Rivers

COMPARE RAFTING TRIPS 

Rapids Class

Intensity Level

Season

Time

River Type

River Time

Minimum Age

Highlight

Photos

Meal

Distance from Banff

Distance from Calgary

kananaskis river


Fun n Splashy

$130 adult (16+)
$85 child (5-15)

2 - 3

Easy & Fun

10 May - 8 September

1:30pm

Dam controlled

1.5 - 2 hours

5 years

Optional river swim

Free professional photos

Snacks and refreshments

45 minutes

50 minutes

horseShoe canyon


ADVENTURE


$135 ADULT (12+)

3 - 4

Moderate

17 May -  8 September

8:15am

Snowmelt / seasonal

1.5 - 2 hours

12 years

Optional river swim & cliff jump

Free professional photos

Snacks and refreshments

45 minutes

50 minutes

kicking horse


wild


$128 ADULT (12+)

4

Moderate - Difficult

18 May - 15 September

9:15am, 1:15pm

Snowmelt / seasonal

2 hours

12 years

Optional river swim

Available to purchase

Refreshments available to purchase

1.5 hours

3 hours

THERE'S A RAFTING TRIP FOR EVERYONE

Spend more time on the water & less time getting there. Our tours are the closest rafting from Calgary, Banff, & Canmore.

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

Kananaskis River

Experience fabulous family fun on the Kananaskis River! With an easy and fun intensity. It's perfect for everyone.
1:30pm
4 Hrs
5+
Experience whitewater thrills on the Kicking Horse Classic Whitewater Rafting Tour with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Wild

Kicking Horse

Conquer the rapids on one of The Rockies’ most thrilling rivers—The Kicking Horse White Water Rafting Trip!
3 Hrs
12+
4
Class 4 rapids on the Horseshoe Canyon section of the Bow River with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Adventure

Horseshoe Canyon

Ride the thrilling rapids through Horseshoe Canyon. Experience exhilarating whitewater on the Bow River with an optional cliff jump.
8:15am
4 Hrs
12+

LATEST NEWS

Rafting with friends on the Kananaskis Surf Trip

Bookings are open for 2023!

Book now for 2022! We’re looking ahead to a safe and active summer and can't wait to take you rafting.
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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.

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Great Careers

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

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For me, the River Rafting was the best experience of the whole Banff trip, because I don't know how to swim, and I vouched to sit right in the front, when they asked. It was a truely awesome feeling, being right in the face of the wild and cold water!
Got my 'oh sh*t' face down to a T #whitewater #rafting #canmore #funtimes #chinookrafting
Got a movie of us surfing, this was a good one we got into the Rapids twice in one go and sure got wet! Check out how high the back end of the boat goes! 

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#chinookrafting #banff #rafting #weekendwellspent #loved the #kananaskiriver i think ima buy a raft next year haha
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