Golden, BC is a renowned destination for unparalleled whitewater rafting. 

The Kicking Horse River is one of the wildest and most intense recreational waterways in Canada and has breathtaking scenery through the Rocky Mountains.  Each year, 1000’s of people enjoy whitewater rafting in Golden. 

With numerous rafting companies to choose from, you are sure to find the trip and deal to suit your group.  Rafting trips cater for all abilities and is an excellent family activity. 

Whitewater kayaking can also be enjoyed on the Kicking Horse River.

You can even choose river floats on the Columbia and Blaeberry Rivers.

Fast Facts

  • Class 1 - 4 whitewater rapids
  • Kicking Horse River was the first recognized BC Heritage River
  • Three rivers to choose from: Kicking Horse, Columbia and Blaeberry
  • Kicking Horse River was named in 1858, when James Hector, a member of the Palliser Expedition, was kicked by his packhorse whilst exploring the river.  Hector survived and named the River

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