Experience Highlights

  • Ride Bow River's thrilling rapids and whitewater through the scenic Horseshoe Canyon
  • Exhilarating class three and four rapids, including three major rapids and big waves
  • For the adventurous a stop is made for a medium height or BIG cliff jump and swim
  • Professional photos of your whitewater raft adventure are available to download for free
  • Duration: 5 - 5 ½ Hours | 1 ½ - 2 hours on the river
  • Type: Group Experience


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An adventure for thrill seekers, this half-day whitewater rafting tour offers an invigorating ride across the Horseshoe Canyon. Use an inflatable raft to navigate your way across the water – there’ll be plenty of guidance from the experts beforehand! It’s a popular water sport in the region, bringing you even closer to Canadian culture. Splash and glide through shale canyons and gushing whitewater from either Banff or Canmore towards Bow River. The Rocky Mountains stand as your incredible backdrop along the way. Take time to admire the soaring birds of prey as you make your way along the calm, secluded river and to soak in the surrounding mountains and glacial wonders. Brave explorers can stop off for a cliff jump en route to feel the ice-cold waves and full immersion in the Horseshoe Canyon experience.

This tour departs from Chinook Rafting river base at Nakoda Lakeside Lodge, which is a 40 minute drive from Banff


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