Media Recognition for Rafting in BC with Glacier Raft
Glacier Raft Company has been rafting in BC on the Kicking Horse River since 1982. Ranked the #1 Attraction in Golden on TripAdvisor for over 10 years, there are a lot of things people love about rafting with us.
As an established and seasoned business, we've been fortunate to be featured in a variety of press, media and news stories.
Check out some of the articles below to see what they have to say about rafting in BC with Glacier Raft Company
We've been featured in...
WHERE CANADIAN ROCKIES
WHERE Canadian Rockies featured our one of a kind heli rafting. A full day heli rafting trip is the most complete rafting experience you can have on the Kicking Horse River.
With a play by play report of the Middle and Lower Canyons, you'll get a great feel for what this trip is all about.
Read the full article on heli rafting.
Outside Magazine has selected Glacier Raft Company and Whitewater Lodge as the best option for a raft and stay package in North America.
Whitewater Lodge is a cozy 10 room bed and breakfast located at our rafting base here in Golden, BC. You can wake up and go rafting, and then enjoy mountain views from our hot tub when you get off the river.
You'll also save some money when you book a package!
Read the full article and to get some other great ideas for your bucket list.
Outside Magazine has identified some of the coolest adventures around the planet that are only accessible by helicopter.
From hiking remote peaks to relaxing in secluded hot springs to rafting the lower canyon of the Kicking Horse River (with yours truly!!), check out their list of 6 bucket list heli adventures!
Read the full article about world's best heli trips.
Glacier raft guide and owner on the cover of Explore Magazine for their Spring 2016 edition.
Explore is a Canadian outdoor adventure magazine and Golden, B.C. made their list as one of Canada's 10 Best Adventure Towns.
Read the full article on Explore Magazine's website.
Andrew Penner from the Calgary Herald shares his experiences from spending a full day rafting the Kicking Horse River.
He likens his experience to a rockin' rodeo ride in the old west and now understands why the white water of the Kicking Horse has its much deserved reputation. Yeehaw!
Read the full article about what it's like to try rafting on the Kicking Horse River!
One of the coolest experiences we've ever had was on a Westjet flight from Calgary to Toronto while flying home to visit family.
We opened the magazine to see our very own Glacier boats rafting down the Kicking Horse.
Golden B.C. was featured in Kootenay Business Magazine and rafting on the Kicking Horse River is a recommended stop.
Chad, the guide in the photo, couldn't agree more. He's been with Glacier for 13 years and loves every day like it was the first.
Read the full article to see why Glacier and Golden were featured.
THE TORONTO STAR
The Toronto Star outlines some of the highlights from a stop in Golden, B.C.
From white water rafting with Glacier, to skydiving, hiking, walking with wolves and stand up paddle boarding, they've touched on some of the amazing adventures this town has to offer.
Read the full article on the Toronto Star website
Glacier Raft Company owner, Ryan Johannesen, was named one of the 'Top 10 Business People' by Kootenay Business Magazine.
Glacier's commitment to making sure customer experience is always the priority earned them this honour.
Read Ryan's interview with Kootenay Business Magazine.
WestJet Magazine spent a full day with us rafting the Kicking Horse River.
Watch their video and read about their experience on why they say the Kicking Horse is as interesting as its name is memorable
Read the full article and watch the video.
If you're planning a trip through the Kootenay Rockies, this article in the Calgary Herald can help you plan your trip.
With stops all through the Kootenays, and adventures that include rafting with Glacier, mountain coasters, hot springs, gondola rides, kayaking, heritage towns and ziplining there will likely be a few things you want to add to your list.
Read the full article about family-friendly adventures in the Kootenay Rockies.
CANADIAN TRAVELLER MAGAZINE
Canadian Traveller compiled their "Ultimate Canadian Bucket List"
Out of all the amazing adventures Canada has to offer, rafting the Kicking Horse River made the list!
Read the full article the check out the other activities on this ultimate bucket list
CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION - THE NATIONAL
CBC's The National did a full story on rafting in Golden, including the highlights of the river, the issues we faced with CP Rail, and our new heli rafting program that came about as a result.
Watch the CBC National story about rafting the Lower Canyon on the Kicking Horse River in Golden, BC.
2016 OUTSTANDING VISITOR EXPERIENCE AWARD
Glacier Raft Company won Tourism Golden's 'Outstanding Visitor Experience' award in 2016 for the second year in a row.
Presented at the Community Excellence Awards, it is an honour to be recognized by our peers and colleagues for the commitment we have to our guests.
2015 OUTSTANDING VISITOR EXPERIENCE AWARD
Glacier Raft Company was awarded Tourism Golden's 'Outstanding Adventure Experience' in 2015.
Given the number of amazing adventures Golden has to offer, this was a real honour.
2012 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Glacier Raft Company was named the 'Business of the Year' in 2012 by the Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce.
2012 BEST ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE
Glacier Raft Company was voted as the 'Best Adventure Experience' in 2012 by the Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce.
2012 BEST OVERALL TOURISM EXPERIENCE
Glacier Raft Company was voted as the 'Best Overall Tourism Experience' in 2012 by the Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce.
2009 OUTSTANDING MARKETING OF GOLDEN & KICKING HORSE COUNTRY
Glacier Raft Company was awarded for 'Outstanding Marketing of Golden and Kicking Horse Country in 2012 by the Kicking Horse Chamber of Commerce.