BY MIKE PHILLIPS
Banff Rafting Association
GOLDEN, BC (CANADA) – Tourists flock to Golden, British Columbia from May through September every year to test their meddle white water rafting on this stretch of Canada’s Kicking Horse River – a beautiful, glacier-fed body of water with a stunning turquoise color.
“Nothing beats getting cooled off by the water while rafting here,” said John Arbol, an experienced Kicking Horse River white water rafting guide.
One of the appeals of this part of the Kicking Horse River is there are rapids for every level of rafter. Beginners can start out on Class II white water rapids, while experts can take on the Class IV waters.
“If you are looking to take your family on a white water adventure, a scenic float on the Kicking Horse is a perfect option. There is a lot to see and do, while giving your kids their first taste of adventure,” said Arbol. “Later in the Upper Canyon for those that continue on, there are a lot of Class III and IV, so be prepared for a thrilling ride.”
Lower Canyon – Kicking Horse River
There is unbelievable scenery in the Kicking Horse River’s Lower Canyon. There are huge, high canyon walls on both sides of rafters, while the river also boasts an amazing set of rapids with continues Class IV waters found here.
“After the adrenaline rush of white water rafting is over here there is a relaxing float along calm water through town,” said Arbol.Raft Banff / Kicking Horse ]