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 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


MILD

$110 adult (16+)
$70 child (5-15)

2 - 3

14 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

14 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


$118-$132 

adult (12+)

1 - 4

To be confirmed

9:30am, 1:30pm

Snowmelt / seasonal

2  hours

12 years

Optional river swim

Professional photos (extra $)

BBQ lunch

1.5 hours

3 hours

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We'd like to say a huge thanks to our amazing team and everyone that joined us on the river this summer.
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FAQ

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

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Meet Our Team

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

#CanadaDay #ForSureEh #OurHeroRyan #chinook #chinookrafting #whitewater #yyc #mybanff #canmore #ab #travelalberta
White water rafting brings the heartrate up and smiles all around. The Kananaskis River delivers so much fun and excitement! We’ve been working with Chinookrafting to bring family friendly (and Covid friendly) trips this season. This river slices right between Calgary and Banff, making it an easy day trip for those wishing to have a different type of thrill. 
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In the late 1800’s, Logs used to bounce down this river as the Kananaskis was used to bring wood from the mountain slopes to the Bow River to help supply Calgary. 
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Kananaskis is the best name isn’t it?! Don’t forget to ask your guide where it comes from?
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 
#IWishMyHammockWasAKayakToo
#chinook #chinookrafting #whitewater #mybanff #banff #canmore #cochrane #yyc
ЗНАКОМЬТЕСЬ, Я и МОЁ МУЖСКОЕ ТРИО 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦
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Вчера ночью получили фотографии с нашего экстрима. Вот такие мы смелые ребята за 5 минут до рафтинга. Я подчёркиваю ДО РАФТИНГА!!!🙈
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И раз уж мы все вместе, это хороший повод познакомить с каждым:
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Антон:
Хозяин! Весь семейный финансовый учёт держится исключительно на нём, не смотря на то, что Худо бедно учился в школе. Харизматичный и очень Холёный мужчина, умеет Хватать удачу за Хвост😉
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Максим:
Хорошо сложён, точно знает чего от жизни Хочет, защитник всех малоХольных: муХи не обидит (в прямом смысле поймает и выпустит её за дверь), знает как паХнет пороХ в пороХовницах💥
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Алексей:
Совсем ешё малюсенький Хлопчик, но сладкий и с очень Хорошим аппетитом. Немножко "Хулиган", согласно возрасту, чего мы все ему прощаем за доброе Храброе сердце и Характер с душой❤
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Оксана:
Хорошенькая, Хрупкая особа. Живёт по принципу "Хочу и Хрен знает как желаемое сделать". Прекрасно научилась, когда надо, Хлопать ресницами и взлетать. Не дружит с Химией со школьных лет. Холодна к мясу и саХару.
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Ну, и последнее, что нас объединяет: 
Мы все, наХоХлившись от *Холода*🤪 в Канаде Вам дружно шлём Хорошие приветы!
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Эстафету приняли от ivolgaalisa и отработали "Х" по полной всей семьёй 🙌
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Ну, Хто тут из нас получился самый Хот?🔥
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Хотите поучаствовать во флешмобе, ставьте ссылку на меня и пишите "Хочу букву"!
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А Вы как бы охарактеризовали себя на букву "Х"??? Уверена, сейчас все будут ХОРОШИМИ!!👌😂❤
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#флешмоб7фактовобомне
Our wonderful guide Maven misses rafting with you, but she is staying in the vibe by taking her old friends to the river. And look how happy they all are!
Good news for you and for Maven!! We are OPENING on June 19th!! Huzzah!! #6MoreSleepsUntilOpening

You can learn more about the adjustments we've made this summer here: https://chinookrafting.com/covid19-practices/

#June19 #worththewait #STOKED #ChinookRafting #Chinook #Opening  #WonderfulMaven #TravelAlberta #whitewater #waitwater #yyc #rafting
Our legendary guides are remaining calm and relaxed during the wait for rafting. 
They are using their time wisely by digging deep and concentrating hard on which stories they'll tell first when our boats hit the water again! 
Ha, they might even add a joke! #anythingsispossible 
#zenmastertheo #innertreasurechestofstories 
#chinookrafting #chinook #whitewater #waitwater
We hope your May long weekend is awesome!

Not rafting is challenging for our guides, but they understand, and they are finding alternatives like the champions they are! #lockdownlife

Any other year, May long is our season-opening weekend. We're looking forward to white water rafting again when it's ok to do so, but we know it's not just yet... Of course we'll let you know when we know more!

#chinookrafting #chinook #whitewater #waitwater #travelalberta
Fun times!
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#summertime #whitewater #forwardpaddle #cliffjumping #bucketlist #whynot #calgary
Aaaaaaaaannnnnddd...... relax... take your zen rafting

#zenmastertheo #innertreasurechestofstories 
#chinookrafting #chinook # #AreYouReady #RaftersAreAwesome #StrongerTogether #oneloveoneriver #raftinggram #RiverFamily #WeAreIRF
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