I went out west for a week and my friends forced me to do white river rafting. We were part of the level 3-4 category... rafts and I must say the experience was PHENOMENAL! Highly recommend trying this to anyone. It was a wonderful experience with great thrill and views along the way.I will be sure to do this again when I return to BC. Staff was great as well!!read more
We had a fantastic time rafting the Kicking Horse river with Glacier Raft! Our guide, Ryan (a.k.a. "Cold Ryan") was... incredibly friendly and helpful, in addition to knowing every bend, twist and rock in the river. I'm not the best swimmer, and was nervous about safety and possible mishaps in the higher-class rapids we were rafting. The safety instruction we received was very thorough but not at all threatening, and I felt very safe throughout.The property where rafters assemble and prepare for the trip is beautiful and very well laid out. There was a smooth flow of people through all stages of prep for the trip, despite our tour group being fairly large. They really did think of everything.I wouldn't hesitate to book again with them. The trip was an amazing way to experience this part of the mountains, and to see views just not possible from anywhere other than the river itself.read more
I am glad that I chose Glacier Raft for our white water river rafting. We were a group of 8 (with the youngest being 6... yrs old). So, we booked for family adventure and the adults (12+) adventure. The experience was really smooth from the time we started at the parking lot. The instructions were very clear and the arrangements were professionally made. The guide himself (forgive me for not remembering your name) was very polite and considerate of the needs of the young family/kids. He even carried my kid for a short distance down a creek. Excellent all around. The lunch was decent and good enough not to be hungry and not too full for the afternoon adventure. As per original plan, we split in the afternoon so, a couple of adults can baby sit the kids, while others went on till 2:00. Later in the afternoon came to know that there is another rafting experience for adults at 3:30 PM. So, on spot decided to sent the adults baby sitting on the 3:30 PM trip, the company was kind enough to charge them only the difference between the family adventure and the full day experience.The rapids were fun and safe as long as the instructions are followed.Overall, I would definitely recommend this experience and the company to my friends and the ones planning a white water river rafting experience in Golden.read more
Great experience! Things were efficiently run and fun. If you're doing the full experience with bigger rapids, you... should consider the optional wetsuit jacket. You'll appreciate it in the 6 degree water! If you like rapids, do the whole trip. If you only do the first part, The top half is pretty flat so you don't get many rapids. Lots of soaking, swirling, and splashing. Can't wait till heli rafting is operating again!read more
My fourth time water water rafting and probably the best one yet. I was really impressed with the guides’ knowledge... and professionalism. They seemed very experienced. The river provided the right amount of thrill, some exciting rapids and beautiful scenery. We did the half day express and we hit some class 3 and 4 rapids and we were satisfied at the end. I would definitely recommend this activity for anyone staying near Goldenread more
Went on an afternoon trip with 4 of my friends and myself on the Kicking Horse River with our River guide Kalen. It was... tons of fun all the way and much safer than you’d think! After the successful journey, the company offered some beer and pop to hang out with our guides and everyone else to watch the fantastic photos that were taken. Would do this trip again (and now from the front seat of the raft 😉read more
My friends and I had amazing experience doing the half day white water rafting. All the guides are very professional... and friendly. Alex explained safety protocols clearly and super easy to follows. Our rafting guide was Mike, he is a super cool chill dude who knows the river well, having a great guide like Mike made our first time rafting experience superb. It was such a fun experience, def would do the rafting again in the future.read more
Came from Toronto, first time the group tried water rafting! The team was very knowledgeable and emphasized safety.... Very cautious with COVID-19 regulations and everything was very sanitary. The team offered an entire experience from start to finish and was very organized. We all felt very safe due to the professionalism. Ryan J, Ben, and Chelsea our experienced guides, helped us feel safe throughout the entire trip while still having fun! Would definitely recommend for a fun and unique experience!read more
Our trip was so amazing! They really went above and beyond with their service! Darren was so amazing! He gave us so... many tips and places on where to go eat and visit around town. The whole experience was a breeze! The facility was so clean!Will definitely come back! 😊read more
We had an incredible experience rafting with Glacier Raft Company. They were knowledgeable, professional and so much... fun. The guides truly love their jobs and it shows. It was worth every pennyread more
What a fabulous day! Glacier Raft Company has a great setup, friendly & expert staff, & excellent quality equipment. ... We had a great day of rafting from start to finish. Highly recommend! Do the full day....it's worth every penny.read more
We went on the opening day of 2021. They had really good COVID 19 measures in place. The staff is awesome! Very... friendly and funny. They make sure everyone has a good time on the raft adventure.The river is nuts! Some really wicked waves that we go through. Suitable for most ages I would guess. I never felt that I was going to fall out of the raft. The raft is safe and you feel secure in the boat. The price for the adventure I think it a great deal. And it was the best one that I found in the area. Will definitely be rafting with them in the future.Thanks guysread more
This is my 2nd time rafting with this Company and i honestly can't say enough good things about. Worth absolutely every... penny and then some. Everyone is extremely professional, funny, knowledgeable and overall fantastic. All of the new measures they had in place for Covid were great and they always made sure people were following the rules. Keeping my fingers crossed that next year they will have the Heli Raft going again!read more
We did the discovery package and had a blast with Glacier Rafting Company! The guides were very friendly and before... starting the adventure went through the safety of rafting thoroughly! The guide (Ryan) we had on the river had a great sense of humor and area knowledge to add to the actual river rafting!Would definitely recommend checking them out!read more
We loved our full day rafting tour with Glacier Raft Company! This was not our first rafting tour on the Kicking Horse... river, we had done this with then Alpine Rafting a couple of years back, loved it then, love it still now. ( Alpine and Glacier joined forces a few years back) A great summer experience, and maybe this will be a yearly tradition with the whole family, who knows. The guides are super fun and very knowledgeable, even the safety briefing on the bus is not boring at all! The river refreshing and spectacular and different every time you do it. Even this year with the COVID-19 restrictions in place, Glacier an excellent job making sure everyone is aware and following the rules by wearing their cloth masks or bandana's and hand sanitizer was applied multiple times throughout the trip. No if-what-buts-around it, just do what you need to do. All wetsuits, boots, life jackets, helmets are cleaned after use, so you can be sure they do everything to keep their customers safe. See you again Glacier Raft Company, we will be back!read more
Went with a group of 5 friends for a day trip and had a great experience. Staff was super nice and friendly and prices... were extremely fair. They are also lenient on the 4 hour half day rental time and gave us an extra 15 minutes with out charge. Highly recommend if you plan on kayaking, canoeing, or rafting in Golden.read more
Our group (cohort) had an excellent time! We did the buy-a-boat option so that only our group was in the raft- no only... was it cheaper for us to go that route, but we also had more fun being among friends. Emmanuel the guide was great! He got some great go-pro footage of our group, and there was a professional photographer who got some quality shots of us going over a rapid. 5/5 recommend this to anyone!read more
This rafting company is awesome. If you’re thinking about it, stop thinking and just do it and won’t regret it I can... guarantee 100%. I was chickened out at first but I’m so glad I did it. All the staff are very friendly and professional. Looking forward to come back here next summer♥️🌞read more
Awesome family adventure!! Fantastic customer service booking the trip on the phone, so easy to deal with!! Rest of... the staff on the trip itself was superb, very informative for safety topics. Our guide Mike was a blast, very comical and so much fun!!! Highly recommend every age to try rafting, and especially with this company!! Very impressed!! Thanks for a great adventure!! Will be back!!read more
Yes! I was very nervous about taking myself and my 13 year old daughter as her right leg isn’t quite as strong as the... other. I was even more apprehensive after hearing the safety talk and we were getting on the raft. After about 10 mins into it, I seen my daughter was LOVING every minute of it and so was I. I am thankful to my partner for convincing me to go and that we would be safe. We would both do it again!Was a great experience from top to bottom. Thanks to our amazing guide Ben!read more
Haley is an awesome guide. She made the trip down the Kicking Horse River one to remember. The entire Glacier team are... all great and have a lot of fun with the rafters. Thanks for a great experience - smiles all around!!!read more
U guys rocked!! U all had safety first, humour, and adventure all tied into 1 trip so memorable! I will never for get... it! Thanks to our guide from Saskatoon!! Awesome job!! What was his name! And Harvey showed us a great bus tour with all the mountain goats! He is so genuine!!5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️!!!read more
It was the first Rafting-Tour ever for me and it was amazing and unforgettable. Great guides that make you feel super... safe and a once in a lifetime-event out of it! Actually, I would do it again now, but only with those guys 😊! The transport to the river, the equipment, the safety instructions and the campfire with the "Photo-Show" were perfect and the rafting so much fun! Thanks again and hope to see you again!read more
An amazing day!The guides are awesome.. Super fun and professional.. And they keep you safe! Shore side lunch was... amazing.. Thanks guys !Be sure to do the whole day trip, you won't be sorry.read more
Great experience and professional service. Rupert and Christopher ‘the King’ were awesome guides and made the... experience even better. Thoroughly recommend this company for white water raftingread more
Had such a fun time yesterday! I was nervous about the white water, but I shouldn’t have been, cause it was nothing but... fun all the way. Spectacular scenery and lots of good food at lunch. I felt confident in our guide. Very well organized. A great experience! Loved every minute! Would definitely do it again.read more
Such a fun and awesome trip! Definitely a great experience with amazing staff! Dave was our guide and made it so much... fun, best rafting trip I've ever done! Make sure to do the afternoon section with the more intense rapids, the morning part is more of a scenic ride, then the intensity amps up after lunch! Also, for the most thrilling experience, best seat is right up front!Also, make sure to hit up Eleven22 afterwards for some great food and drinks in Golden! I really enjoyed my visit to this town!read more
The team at Glacier Raft are just amazing. As part of my trek tour, we all went Rafting. This was something that made... me really nervous as it was my first time rafting and due to a previous trauma I was really uncomfortable. However, our guide Dave was amazing and got me through the Morning. Post lunch I was scared again, but we got to Shotgun and Dave again went above and beyond. He grabbed my shoulder and told me I would be great. It was scary and at times I was wondering what the heck I was doing. But by the put out site I was ready to go again. They are a fab company and I cannot recommend them enough. And if you are going as a ‘first-timer’ I would recommend asking for Dave as your guide!read more
A MUST do if you’re in the area, if you’re not...make the drive it’s worth it! We did the heli rafting and it did not... disappoint. Thanks Glacier Rafting & Ryan (our guide), it was a day on the Kicking Horse that won’t be forgotten. Until next time, Cheers!read more
Such an amazing trip with the friendliest staff! Lost my wedding ring on the water but was having so much fun that it... was worth it. Cheers to our river guide Darren, he made the trip even that much better!read more
The family and I recently returned home from one of our favourite places in the world Beautiful Golden, British... Columbia. While there we had the chance to go on a white water rafting tour with Glacier Raft Company. During the tour down Kicking Horse river we encountered class,1,2,3 and 4 Rapids as well as hoodoo's, mountain goats and even Bears. Our Tour guide Ryan was a great host and treated me and my family like his own. My 3 kids, wife and myself had the time of our lives. My oldest even went on the hella Rafting adventure. He said it was "AMAZING". *Stroke White Water Rafting off the bucket list!*Huge thanks to Glacier Raft Company, the Wish family and Ryan our Tour guide for all your hospitality. We WILL be back!read more
Two great trips - even better than previous years.
For years we have enjoyed one or two rafting trips with Alpine Rafting which Glacier acquired this year.
Initially I was concerned - Alpine was a great company and we enjoyed many 5 star experiences on the River with them. I wondered - would Glacier be as good? In addition we had purchased a large denomination gift card from Alpine which we were unable to use in 2019. We wondered if the card would still be valid under new management.
The answer to both question was very positive. - Glacier honoured the gift card and We had two wonderful trips in August which were even a bit better than with Alpine. Their checkin facility layout is more efficient, the equipment and wetsuits seemed newer and the guides were top notch.
Our family has rafted with Glacier Rafting Company many time over many years.... it’s one of our favourite things to do in the Rockies and this company of adventurers is always fun and safe and skilled and engaging and we always have a wonderful time:) so glad you were able to be open during Covid craziness... my daughters and I were there in July as part of my 60th epic birthday and we will be back again in the coming years 🙂 Thank you!
We did the afternoon trip this past weekend (Sept 5) and it was great. My boyfriend had never been whitewater rafting before so he was a bit nervous but our guide (Evan) was great and made us feel really safe while still having fun in the rapids.
All the staff were awesome. All around a great trip, would suggest to anyone looking for something adventurous to do while in Golden.
Hayley was our guide in our raft with us and she was amazing! Lots of fun and had a lot of knowledge about the area. The whole trip was so well organized and all the staff worked really well as a team to make all parts of the experience seamless!
A definite Golden experience
An excellent time - so fun and we were well prepared, outfitted, guided and safe. They had the system down to a science, so there were no delays, no doubts and we were well taken care of. It exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend this if you're in Golden. Fun to raft, beautiful scenery.
Had a blast!
Guides were so knowledgeable and fun. Views were fantastic. Whole experience was a blast. Being on the water was thrilling and safe. It was one of the highlights of our trip to the Canadian Rockies.
MUST do experience!
We had a last minute all girls trip to Golden. This rafting was absolutely fantastic. Lots of belly laughs and spectacular views.
Suitable for all ages and even the biggest scaredy cats!
Luke our guide was also a blast
SO MUCH FUN!!
It was an absolute blast doing this! We did the half day tour in the afternoon and absolutely loved it! The guides were so awesome and had good sense of humour & communication. While in the boat!
A must do when in Golden!
The rafting was so much fun. We all got wet and even went swimming on the break. It was very cold and we did get a bit chilled. Next time i will bring warming clothes to change in to afterwards.
Otherwise the day was great.
The staff is amazing and they make sure you have an awesome experience! I booked 2 rafts and the guides Emmanuel and Cailen were super informative and really easy going! They go through all of their sanitation processes and communicate effectively to make the experience enjoyable! Would highly recommend!