Whitewater Rafting

It doesn’t matter if you’re a veteran rafter or a complete whitewater newbie. Banff Rafting is awesome and is home to rivers that serve up a thrilling mix of rapids suitable for all skill levels. Ultimately, it comes down to how big of an adrenaline hit you’re looking for.

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4 Hours · 5+

Kananaskis Whitewater Rafting

From $130 / person
4 Hours · 12+

Horseshoe Canyon Whitewater Rafting

From $135 / person
3 Hours · 12+

Kicking Horse River Classic Whitewater Rafting

From $138 / person
1 Hour · 3+, 30lbs+

Float Trips

From $55 / person
Time varies · 12+

Raft 2 Rivers

$240 / person
Time varies · 5+

Raft + Chairlift

$155 / person
Time varies · 3+

Float + Chairlift

$90 / person
Time varies · 8+

Kananaskis River Raft + Horseback Ride

$199 / person
Time varies · 12+

Horseshoe Canyon Raft + Horseback Ride

$210 / person
Time varies · 12+

Horseshoe Canyon Raft + Via Ferrata

$292 / person
Time varies · 12+

Horseshoe Canyon Raft + Heli Flight

$310 / person
Time varies · 12+

Kicking Horse Raft + SkyBridge

$155 / person

Whitewater Rafting Tours in Banff National Park

Want to experience the thrill of the rapids but short on precious vacation time? We’ve got rafting near Calgary! The Kananaskis River and Horseshoe Canyon rapids are the closest and only 45 minutes from Banff or Calgary. Enjoy paddling without the fear factor along the Kananaskis River – a top rafting pick for novices and families thanks to its Class II and III rapids.

Want a more of an adventure? Ramp up your fun with an optional cliff jump and Class IV rapids on the Horseshoe Canyon rafting trip.

Travel further and raft the raging Kicking Horse River, this will push your pulse rate into triple digits with its Class I to IV rapids – guaranteed to drench and delight in equal measure.

Check out the different classes of rapids and what they mean –>


  • Choose between family-friendly rivers, waves or roaring rapids depending on your experience level and confidence
  • Mountain views provide a stunning backdrop to your rafting experience
  • A professional river guide accompanies every raft
  • Free photos are included, so you can take home a reminder of your adventure (Kananaskis & Horseshoe Canyon Rivers)

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