May-Sep
Season
12+
Age

Combo Package; ride through awesome whitewater and try a cliff jump, then raft along the family-friendly Kananaskis River.

Included: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting

This river offers the novice a thrilling and fun intro to whitewater rafting on a half-day afternoon tour. Winding through the picturesque landscape of Kananaskis Country, the class 2-3 Kananaskis River is a great whitewater experience for families or as a group outing.

Included: Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting

Experience the true thrill of rapids on this exciting morning whitewater tour on the Bow River, with cliff jumping available for the adventurous. The class 3-4 Horseshoe Canyon section offers spectacular scenery, big waves and a sense of remoteness while you raft your way through shale canyons and awesome whitewater.

Both rafting trips are conveniently located 45 minutes from Calgary and Banff in the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

RAFTING INCLUDES
  • Professional river guide on each raft
  • Safety instruction and practice paddle
  • River fee
  • Complimentary photos (online)
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • River time 1.5-2hrs
  • Wetsuits, lifejacket, helmet, rainjacket, wetsuit booties and gloves

The best parts of the Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting for most people include the following:

1

1.5 - 2 Hours on the Kananaskis River

A ride you won’t forget. Surrounded by the magnificent Rocky Mountains.
2

Free Photos

Professional photos of you white water rafting are posted for free on our website.
3

Optional river swim

Our trip includes a scenic float to the finish where you can swim and splash in the water.
4

Everything is provided!

The tour includes professional guiding, instruction, equipment and practice as well refreshments and facilities.


The best parts of the Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting for most people include the following:

1

1.5 - 2 Hours on the Bow River

A ride you won’t forget. Surrounded by the magnificent Rocky Mountains.
2

Optional cliff jump and swim

A medium or BIG cliff jump for the adventurous during the float section.
3

Free photos

Professional photos of you whitewater rafting are posted for free on our website.
4

Everything is provided!

The tour includes professional guiding, instruction, equipment and practice as well refreshments and facilities.
RAFTING INCLUDES
  • Professional river guide on each raft
  • Safety instruction and practice paddle
  • River fee
  • Complimentary photos (online)
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • River time 1.5-2hrs
  • Wetsuits, lifejacket, helmet, rainjacket, wetsuit booties and gloves
The tour starts at the Nakoda Lakeside Lodge at 1:30pm and finishes at 5:30pm, approximately 4 hours. This includes a short drive to the river and 1.5 to 2 hours on the water.
The tour includes 1.5 – 2 hours on the river (including a 20 minute river float to finish up), a professional river guide with each boat, an optional river swim, free professional photos, and light refreshment and snacks. All safety equipment including clean and dry wetsuits, wetsuit booties, fleece, spray jacket, life jacket and a helmet is provided. The tour winds through scenic views of the front range of the Rocky Mountain Ranges and occasionally we see wildlife such as osprey, bald eagles, deer and bears.

The Nakoda Lakeside Lodge has clean port-a-potties, male and female change tents and ample free parking.

You will go through class 2 & 3 rapids during your tour, which is ideal for families and first time rafters. Check out the Whitewater Rafting Rapid Classification Guide for more information: https://chinookrafting.com/plan-and-book/river-classifications/.
The tour starts at the Nakoda Lakeside Lodge at 8:15am and finishes at 12pm, approximately 4 hours. This includes a short drive to the river and 1.5 to 2 hours on the water.
The tour includes 1.5 – 2 hours on the river (including a 20 minute float to finish up), a professional river guide with each boat, an optional cliff jump (with two heights to choose from), free professional photos, and light refreshment and snacks. All safety equipment including clean and dry wetsuits, wetsuit booties, fleece, spray jacket, life jacket and a helmet is provided. The tour winds through scenic views of the front range of the Rocky Mountain Ranges and occasionally we see wildlife such as osprey, bald eagles, deer and bears.

The Nakoda Lakeside Lodge has clean port-a-potties, male and female change tents and ample free parking.

You will go through class 3 & 4 rapids during your tour, which is ideal for adventure lovers. This is a moderate trip, exciting but not difficult. Check out the Whitewater Rafting Rapid Classification Guide for more information: https://chinookrafting.com/plan-and-book/river-classifications/.
The meeting point is at the Nakoda Lakeside Lodge, located on Highway 1A approximately 45 minutes from Banff and Calgary. Detailed driving directions will be provided in your booking confirmation, and there is ample free parking at the lodge.
Please wear your swimsuit under your clothes and bring warm clothes and a towel in a bag for after the tour. We also suggest bringing a toque or hat for colder days, to wear under the helmet. Your belongings can be stored in the bus or your own car while you are on the river.

You can wear sunglasses/glasses as long as these are secured with a strap or piece of string, and contact lenses are usually okay if you are comfortable swimming with them and tell your guide. Sunscreen is great on a hot day for any areas not covered by the wetsuit, but avoid putting it above or near your eyes. You can bring your own waterproof camera or GoPro which can be secured with your own chest harness or on a helmet with a GoPro mount, but we are not responsible for loss or damage of your equipment.

Anything else! It isn’t recommended to bring your camera and rafters aren’t permitted to wear their own wetsuit or to wear anything that could cause a hazard while on the tour.
When you are making your reservation please let the agent know and they will check with the rafting team. On the day please bring any medication you may need and inform your guide of any medical conditions.
No rafting experience is necessary, and we provide a Professional River Guide with each boat who will explain and demonstrate paddle, safety and emergency techniques. This includes dryland safety instructions and practicing paddling on the river before the waves.

Guests should be physically fit and have a reasonable swimming ability in order to take part in both tours.

The tour is run by Chinook Rafting who have been operating whitewater rafting tours as a licensed company in the province of Alberta since 1983 and all of the rafting guides are trained in Swiftwater Rescue and First Aid & CPR. What this means for you is that they are confident that they can manage, not eliminate, the risks today to offer you an exciting and fun day on the river, creating as safe a framework as they can, given what we are doing. However, it is important to remember that we are not on a track, this isn’t Disneyland! The fact that we’re not on a track adds excitement to what we’re doing, but it also adds inherent risks.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
RAFTING INCLUDES
  • Professional river guide on each raft
  • Safety instruction and practice paddle
  • River fee
  • Complimentary photos (online)
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • River time 1.5-2hrs
  • Wetsuits, lifejacket, helmet, rainjacket, wetsuit booties and gloves
  • The minimum age is 12 years and the minimum weight per person is 90 lbs. If the guest is unaccompanied by an adult then the minimum age is 16 years old.
  • The maximum weight per person is 350 lbs.
  • Every guest needs to sign a waiver form. Any guest under 18 years will also need a parent or guardian signature on the waiver form and an emergency contact number if the Parent/ Guardian is not joining them on the river.
  • Please note that these tours requires a minimum of 8 participants, please call the day prior to confirm each tour.
RAFTING INCLUDES
  • Professional river guide on each raft
  • Safety instruction and practice paddle
  • River fee
  • Complimentary photos (online)
  • Light snack & refreshment
  • River time 1.5-2hrs
  • Wetsuits, lifejacket, helmet, rainjacket, wetsuit booties and gloves
Family friendly rapids on the Kananaskis River with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Family friendly rapids fun on the Kananaskis River with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Get splashed on the Kananaskis River with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Great family day out with children on the Kananaskis River with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Scenic float section along the Kananaskis River with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Get splashed by class 4 rapids on the Horseshoe Canyon with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Blue Skies on the Horseshoe Canyon with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Jump into the Bow River on the Horseshoe Canyon rafting tour with Chinook Rafting
Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting Cliff Jump with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies
Class 4 rapids on the Horseshoe Canyon section of the Bow River with Chinook Rafting in the Canadian Rockies