NOTHING BUT THE BIG STUFF – PURE WHITE WATER!

Pure White Water is the ideal white water rafting trip for anyone who wants to jump right into the biggest rapids on the Kicking Horse River, including a 10 km stretch that is only accessible by helicopter!

The only way to get to the infamous lower canyon is by air, so we’re combining two amazing experiences in one trip. Yay for heli rafting!

Pure White Water starts after lunch and rafts the middle and lower canyons. There are several areas of continuous class 3 and class 4 rapids – this stretch is renowned for a reason!

Your adventure kicks off with a great section of class 4 known as ‘Portage and Shotgun’, and it doesn’t let up from there. It is constant action as you make your way down the river, hitting rapids such as Man Eater, Roller Coaster and Twin Towers.

After rafting the middle canyon we’ll heli lift you to the lower canyon put-in. You’ll fly through the mountains and up the river, taking in the beautiful peaks and valleys surrounding Golden, B.C.

The Lower Canyon provides a 4 km stretch of continuous class 4, and finishes with a float back through the town of Golden. You’ll finish right beside our rafting base in time to relax around our fire pit and enjoy a complimentary beverage as a part of our famous ‘Glacier Cheers’.

This trip is only offered on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays and space is limited. Book as soon as possible to secure your seats!

There is also the option to run the rapids of the middle canyon twice. If you're interested in this option instead, give us a call. The cost is $139 per person.

*On Saturdays in July and August and on Sunday July 31st, Pure White Water starts at 3:00 p.m. On Sundays and Wednesdays this trips starts at 12:30 p.m.

* The Kicking Horse lower canyon can only be run at specific water levels, and it will be closed at certain times throughout the summer when the water becomes too high for us to safely run it. When this occurs, we run the middle canyon whitewater section twice. Not to worry though – at high water, the middle canyon is as big as it gets!

*This trip is non-refundable from the time of booking. Due to the commitment required on our part with the heli provider we cannot issue a refund for any reason.

*We need a minimum number of people to raft the lower canyon. If those numbers are not met, we will not be able to heli into the lower canyon. If minimum numbers are not met you will not be charged for the lower canyon portion of the trip, or for the heli flight.

* Price is also subject to a $3.00 Land Use Fee and 5% GST per person

STARTS

Sat. 3:00 pm, Sun. & Wed. 12:30 pm
DISTANCE
RAFTED

20 km
INCLUDES
LUNCH

no
COST

$238
ENDS

Sat. 7:00 pm, Sun. & Wed. 4:30 pm
TIME ON
WATER

2.5 - 3 hrs
INCLUDES
SNACK

yes
MIN. AGE

16
THIS TRIP IS FOR YOU IF
THIS TRIP IS NOT FOR YOU IF
You want to experience only big whitewater and a heli ride!
You're under the age of 16
You'd prefer an afternoon start
You'd prefer a calmer experience, or a mix of some floating and some whitewater
You're an adrenaline junkie who wants the biggest thrill
You're on a time crunch or prefer a morning start
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I have been rafting with Glacier for the past few years, and it has been hands down amazing every single year. The helicopter ride was just icing on the cake to our already amazing rafting experience. Keep up the great work guys, see you next year!

Nick S, Trip Advisor