WHY RAFT WITH US? WHY RAFT WITH US?

Why Should You Choose Glacier Raft Company?

Guests listening to a safety talk before starting whitewater rafting in Golden BC

SAFETY IS OUR ULTIMATE PRIORITY

We want you to have the most fun possible, but we will never jeopardize safety for excitement. From the training and experience required of our guides, to the decisions we make regarding river cutoffs and minimum ages, safety will always come first at Glacier.

For more information on our commitment to keeping you safe, please refer to our Safety page

Many guests of Glacier Raft Company giving a thumbs up

WE'RE RANKED THE #1 ACTIVITY IN GOLDEN ON TRIP ADVISOR

We are honoured to hold this title. We know that people can often say what they want about the service they provide, but this distinction is based entirely on reviews written by our past guests.

We are very proud of what we offer, and it’s always amazing for us to hear about the positive experiences people have with us (over 1500 Trip Advisor reviews!).

If you’re feeling undecided, we encourage you to read some of the reviews from people who were previously in your shoes. Visit our Trip Advisor page.

A couple giving thumbs up to Glacier's delicious riverside bbq lunch

PROVIDING THE BEST GUEST EXPERIENCE IS WHAT WE STRIVE FOR EVERYDAY

We love what we do. We couldn't be in a more amazing place or rafting on a better river, and we want to share it all with you. We want you to love it here as much as we do!

As a small, family run business we still notice the little things. We'll greet you with a smile when you arrive, and cheers you with a bevy before you leave. We want your day with us to be memorable and darn entertaining (not sure if you heard, but our guides have really funny jokes!)

things to do golden bc - go white water rafting!

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE EXTRAS

There was once a time when people rafted the Kicking Horse in bikinis and boardies. And from what we can tell, they sometimes wore garbage bags and jeans (check it out at the bottom of the page). No wetsuits, no booties, no helmets - no problem! Except it is. The water is 3 degrees Celsius which is really freakin' cold!

We do better. We're the only company in Golden with hot showers at our base, and neoprene jackets and socks to keep you warm (think of them as extra comfort - like a seal plumping up with blubber).

We have a professional photographer capturing you throughout the day and guides who shoot HD video of every trip. We finish each day with you - and a complimentary beverage - around our campfire. There's never a rush for you to leave, and that's exclusive to Glacier.

The Glacier Raft Company crew - guides and drivers

OUR CREW RETURNS YEAR AFTER YEAR

While this may not seem important, having the same core crew year after year is a big deal. Our crew comes back because they LOVE what they do. They love being outside, on the river, having fun, and who doesn't love being around happy, positive people?

Returning guides means higher levels of experience, knowledge, passion and expertise, and these are serious perks too.

Our crew aren't just ‘staff’. They are teachers and storytellers, instructors and mentors, trip planners, environmental advocates, recreationists and friends. They're the kind of people you want to spend time with.

To meet our team, have a look at our Our Crew page.

Getting a photo taken before white water rafting the Kicking Horse River

WE HAVE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

We are the only company who has a professional, onsite photographer - no bus drivers taking photos for us. Our photographer will be snapping photos throughout the day, and at some of the best white water sections on the Kicking Horse River.

We're also the only company on the Kicking Horse to film HD video of every rafting trip. Our guides are equipped with GoPro cameras and they shoot video from multiple vantage points.

We'll capture the highlights from your day so you don't have to worry about it!

BOOK NOW

This was one of the best times ever!! A big 10/10 for our guides – they were beyond awesome. Very outgoing, down to earth, not afraid to joke around kinda people. Everyone was super, from our bus drivers to the photographer, and everyone back at the warehouse. Not one bad things to say about the whole crew! Glacier raft company is for sure, hands down the way to go!! 🙂

Alyssa Hegel, Trip Advisor
Rafting with Glacier Raft Company in 1980s Golden BC

This is how we used to roll! Glacier circa the 1980s. Who needs wetsuits and splash tops when you have garbage bags!