The most extreme whitewater rafting trip in Golden, BC is a full day of excitement from start to finish. Scenic views, lunch with your crew, and the opportunity to experience the best whitewater on the river.

To top it all off, you will be transported by helicopter in the afternoon to raft the famous lower canyon! This is the Ultimate Heli Adventure, the only trip to raft all three sections of the Kicking Horse River.


Rafting the Kicking Horse River in Golden, BC


The day starts at 10 a.m. at our base where you’ll meet with our guides to get a rundown of how the day will unfold. After that you’ll have plenty of time to change into your wetsuit in our on-site change rooms.


Whitewater rafting with Glacier Raft Company


Once everyone is ready to go, our bus will transport you to the river for the first leg of your journey - the upper canyon. This is the more peaceful section of the river, so relax and enjoy the landscapes because the rest of the day will be action packed with wild rapids and huge whitewater!


Rafting the Kicking Horse River with Glacier Raft Company


But first it’s lunch time. A riverside BBQ awaits you with tasty options like steak, chicken breast, fish, burgers, or veggie burgers. We also offer a variety of salads, veggies and dip, fresh fruit, chips and dip, and cookies. With so much food you’ll be fueled up for the exciting afternoon ahead of you.

The big whitewater of the middle canyon is up next. This section of the river is known for good times and non stop laughter, with rapids crashing into your boat over and over, drenching everyone. Once the rapids subside, you’ll head to shore to meet your ride to the lower canyon - hello helicopter!


Whitewater rafting in Golden, BC


A short but incredible helicopter ride down the valley and over the river drops you off right on shore. The famous lower canyon awaits. This 10 km section starts with 4 km of continuous class 4 whitewater - hopefully that makes you as excited as it does us.

Get ready to charge down the river through some of the best and most continuous commercially rafted class 4 rapids in Canada!


Heli Rafting with Glacier Raft Company


Now that you’ve rafted the most whitewater we can offer you in one day, you’ll return to our base for a hot shower and a refreshing beverage with your friends to celebrate an epic day of adventure. After this we will showcase all the photos and videos from the day.

We have a professional photographer taking photos along the river and at the lunch spot, and our guides also wear GoPro’s to capture the best moments. We offer all the photos and videos from your trip for purchase on a USB stick, if you want the keepsake from your day on the river.


The Kicking Horse River in Golden, BC


If you don’t have all day but still want to experience the best whitewater, as well as the helicopter flight into the lower canyon, check out our Pure White Water trip. It starts after lunch and rafts both the middle and lower canyons.

Click HERE for more information or to book the Ultimate Heli Adventure.

We hope you get to experience the amazing whitewater of the lower canyon and we look forward to rafting with you this summer!

Cheers from all of us here at Glacier