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
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.
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!)
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.
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.
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!