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Kananaskis River Rafting Adventure with Transport provided by Discover Banff Tours

Kananaskis River Rafting Adventure with Transport

Kananaskis River Rafting Adventure with Transport
4.5
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from $159.36 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
This easy-going rafting trip is a great way for families and groups to sample the thrills of whitewater. Along the way, enjoy local wildlife sightings and the serene outdoor beauty of the Kananaskis River, a 46-mile waterway that flows from the Rockies into Banff’s Bow River. Start your rafting adventure with an optional pickup in Banff or Canmore. Check with your tour operator for exact pickup times. Then enjoy the short scenic ride as it winds its way through the Canadian countryside. Once you arrive, listen as your guides share safety instructions and paddle techniques for your time on the river. Then jump aboard to start your journey. This part of the river runs calm, allowing you the chance to admire the lovely forest environment and soaring mountains that line the banks. Make sure to watch for the area’s local wildlife, including eagles, bear, and deer strolling along the riverway. Just when things seem to be slowing down, the river comes to life, kicking up a series of frothy rapids that get your heart pumping. Hang tight and listen for your guide’s instructions as he helps you navigate the whitewater. Your day ends with snacks, high-fives and optional return transportation to your hotel. This is a seasonal tour running mid-May through mid-September.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3827RAFT
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
1.5 to 2 hour rafting adventure, with an optional swim at the end • Guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) • Snacks • All necessary equipment (wetsuits, lifejacket, helmet, rainjacket, wetsuit booties and gloves) • Free photos of your rafting adventure available online
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drink, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please be ready 15 minutes prior to your tour time. Pick up will be from the public bus parking area behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 12:45pm or from the front of the Coast Canmore Hotel at 1:10pm.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
1.5 to 2 hour rafting adventure, with an optional swim at the end • Guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off (available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) • Snacks • All necessary equipment (wetsuits, lifejacket, helmet, rainjacket, wetsuit booties and gloves) • Free photos of your rafting adventure available online
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drink, unless specified • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please be ready 15 minutes prior to your tour time. Pick up will be from the public bus parking area behind the Mount Royal Hotel at 12:45pm or from the front of the Coast Canmore Hotel at 1:10pm.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Transport option is only available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking.
Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
Not recommended for pregnant women.
The minimum number for tour to run is eight people. Minimum needed for transport is three people.
Minimum age is 5 years old. Minimum weight is 40 pounds (18 kg). Maximum weight is 350 pounds (159 kg).
Not wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
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StripeyCat
Haarlem, The Netherlands36 contributions
Gorgeous scenery, Super fun activity
Aug 2019
The whole experience was very well organised from start to finish. Equipment was provided and safety was a priority at all times. All we had to do was follow instructions and have a good time! We went in August, and the river was very cold, but with the suits we didn't feel the cold at all. At the end we even had an opportunity to hop out of the rafts and have a little swim in the river!

We chose the Kananaskis River as it seemed like a good experience for people who don't know anything about white water rafting. In hindsight I would have chosen more challenging rapids. These rapids are great for a more family experience though.

Afterwards we were treated to a hot chocolate and a cookie, which was very welcome!

The only potential negative is that you can not guarantee you will get a good photo. We were at the back of the raft and were disappointed that you could not see our faces in any of the photos. You do get a photo taken before you get in the raft though, so you will always have at least one memento.

Overall: Really fun and recommended! This one is a great choice for older/younger/uncertain people. Take a go-pro if you have one.
Written 26 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Robert P
2 contributions
Rafting with kids
Aug 2019 • Family
Great time for our family. The experience was well organized, felt very safe and was perfect for the kids. Our guide, Dom, did a great job keeping us entertained. Rafting is definitely a highlight of our trip to Banff!
Written 21 August 2019
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Dream701529
1 contribution
Great Experience
Aug 2019 • Family
This rafting tour was great. My kids and I had a blast. The scenery is breathtaking and the water felt amazing! Definitely worth it!
Written 6 August 2019
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Scott D
6 contributions
Time Well Spent
Jul 2019 • Family
Our family of four did the KRR and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. Our Peruvian guide was a joy to be around and the Kananaskis was a great introductory River. It's a perfect ride for families, making it enjoyable for all ages. Although my wife and I have rafted before, my two teenagers had not. After a wonderful day on the river, they had such a great time that they wanted to do something more challenging. 3-4 river class, where are you? I highly recommend Chinook Rafting.
Written 29 July 2019
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Kathy
4 contributions
We weren't cold at all!
Jul 2019 • Family
Our family did the Kananaskis Rafting Adventure last week and had a great time (2 parents, 2 boys aged 11 and 9). We were worried that we were going to be wet and cold the whole time but Chinook makes sure you're supplied with everything needed to stay quite warm, even though you are wet (wet suit, booties, fleece sweater, splash jacket). The rapids were exciting, but not too scary for the kids. We will definitely go again the next time we're in Banff.
Written 17 July 2019
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Biking Ben
Guelph, Canada1 contribution
A must try activity if you're visiting Canmore
Jul 2019 • Friends
Had an absolute blast rafting down the glacier fed Kananaskis river with Chinook Rafting! Perfect mix of exciting rapids and calm flowing water for sightseeing the Rockies. We had Sam as a Guide - he was highly knowledgable about the area and a great team leader. Worth every penny
Written 9 July 2019
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Sandi
1 contribution
Great first time experience
Jul 2019 • Family
My husband and I went with our 4 kids aged 20, 18, 14 and 11. None of us have been white water rafting before this so we didn’t know what to expect. We all had a great time. We likely could have handled something a bit more intense, but it was a great first time experience. The team did a very good job explaining everything and giving us the gear we needed. I was worried we would be really cold, but the day we went it ended up about 18 degrees and sunny so it was perfect. Our guide was Calvin from New Zealand and he was great. Not only did he give us great instructions, keep us smiling and having fun and ensure we were going in the right direction, but he also provided lots of info about the river, the rapids we were going through and stories about the area. I would definitely recommend this tour company to anyone new to white water rafting. The only downside was the changing facilities. It was just a tent without any lights. Other than that it was great.
Written 8 July 2019
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Mysha B
1 contribution
Good for first-timers
Jul 2019 • Couples
The river classification is a II so I'd say this would be perfect for a first-timer or for kids. There was A LOT of people registered for this adventure at the same time as us- 4 buses of people and at least 6 rafts. Everything took really long because of that - the first 2 hours were filling out paperwork, getting equipment, traveling to the river, safety talk etc. However, they did do a good job being efficient with a lot of people.

There were about 5 rapids at the beginning and then minor rowing the last half. That was my least favorite part. It was boring the 2nd half. I'd prefer the rapids to be spread out throughout. If you are slightly experienced or want a more peaceful/intimate environment, I wouldn't recommend this tour in particular.

The equipment did keep me warm but I wished I had gloves on because my hands were freezing. Also, some of the equipment was smelly. YOU MUST WASH ALL OF THE CLOTHING YOU WEAR AFTER THE RAFTING!! I changed into jeans after the tour and then put them on again after showering, and I started to get a little rash.
Written 6 July 2019
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Geejay1244
Birmingham, UK46 contributions
Amazing.
Jun 2019 • Couples
I had always wanted to do this and i loved every minute of it. Everything is explained as to what to expect and your given wet suits and everything you need. They also take safety very seriously. Part of the ride was over the rapids and you was instructed what to do - you do get wet. The second half is a leisurely ride down the river. Richard and Sarah were our guides and Richard pointed out things along the way and shared interesting information,as we floated by. At the end, hot chocolate was awaiting us.
Written 13 June 2019
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Caroline016
Brighton, UK227 contributions
Amazing Day Out!
May 2019 • Friends
You have to do this. If you have always loved rafting or wanted to try it - do this with Chinook Rafting. The guys thoroughly kit you out then give you the full health and safety rules and regs. Once that's is done they take you on the river and the fun begins. it is exhilarating and so much fun. If heading back, i'd do the next level up!
Written 4 June 2019
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