Kicking Horse and Kootenay Rivers – BC, Canada

Rafting on the Kicking Horse River - BC, Canada

By Rich Webb
Senior Writer/AlbertaRafting.org

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada – For some of the best family rafting in BC, Canada, pack up the wife and kids for a rafting vacation along the Kicking Horse River and Kootenay River. The former is slightly more challenging with its Double Trouble and Rip Tide rapids, but the latter has its wild side too with waters that cut through the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

Kicking Horse River

The Kicking Horse River is a wildly fun whitewater rafting trip along some thrilling rapids. Get your bearings set in the Upper Kicking, then crash along Class 3 and 4 rapids of the Upper Canyon. Complete your Canadian whitewater rafting adventure at the Lower Canyon section. It is only after this trek that rafters realize how Double Trouble, Watchman’s Rapid and Rip Tide received their names.

Kootenay River

Plan a trip to take on the rapids at BC’s Kootenay River to go to the remote heart of the Canadian Rockies. The Class 2 and 3 whitewater is perfect for the novice-intermediate level rafters who want to view the Rocky Mountain scenery and wildlife close up. Getting here is a scenic and short drive from Banff or Lake Louise, and 30 minutes from Fairmont Hot Springs. The Kootenay River boasts some of the best family rafting in British Columbia.


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