Golden BC brings the adventure. It offers so much to those visiting this town – rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, skydiving. It is common for those passing through for one day to feel overwhelmed by the choice of activities available to them.

We have realized that sometimes the mountains capture your heart during the day. And while we most certainly still offer full-day rafting trips, it is the reason Glacier Raft Company is now offering various afternoon trips to accommodate those who would like to see some river-action in the evening.

This means you can experience the best that Golden has to offer during the day, such as hiking in Yoho National Park or biking in the various trail systems in town (5 Best Hikes Near Golden B.C., 5 Best Mountain Bike Trails in Golden).

Then, kayak down Golden’s two rivers or dive straight into white water for a quick run of the Kicking Horse River. The evenings in Golden have never looked better!

Kayaking on the Columbia River in Golden BC

Paddling under the Kicking Horse Bridge in Golden, B.C.

NEW – 4 p.m. weekday White Water Express

Our White Water Express trip gets you right into the heart of white water on the Kicking Horse River. Class III and IV rapids run through this section, delivering an explosive and thrilling experience on the water.

As one of our most popular trips, we are now offering an evening Express trip, starting at 4 p.m. on weekdays, which will arrive back at our base around 7 p.m. For those who want to raft this section during the day, no worries! We still offer the same start time of 12:30 p.m. that will finish up around 3:30 p.m. each day, accommodating those who want to experience the river during daytime hours.

Rafting the middle canyon of the Kicking Horse River

Rafting the Middle Canyon of the Kicking Horse River on our White Water Express Trip


Although rafting through some stellar white water is the thrill of a lifetime for some, others would rather experience the river in a more relaxed, gentle setting, and on their own terms.

That is why we offer inflatable kayak tours! Although a guide paddles alongside your boat to ensure your safety, you and another friend have the 2 person kayak to yourself, paddling on two diverse rivers – the beautiful Kicking Horse and the soft Columbia. It’s a great opportunity to practice your own paddling skills in a gentle setting, while viewing the stunning scenery of Golden’s mountain range.

This unique tour gives guests the ability to float to the confluence of Golden’s two rivers, as well as pass under the town’s iconic pedestrian bridge… a rather distinctive way to see the town itself. Plus, it is not uncommon to see some impressive wildlife while you are floating along.

Evening kayak trip in Golden B.C.

Paddling on the Columbia River on our evening kayak trip


Although Golden is a hub of adventure, many activities here are best experienced during the day. But as long as the sun is still shining, we can get out on the water, and lucky for us we have long summer days. So rafting a section of white water or kayaking down two different rivers are both great options to enjoy in the evening.

Give us a call for more information at 1 877 344 7238

Live an adventure!

Cheers from the Glacier crew