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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

Kananaskis River

Location: Alberta, Canada

Less than an hours drive from Calgary or Banff in the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.

Level of Difficulty: Class II-III / Beginner

Beginning whitewater enthusiasts looking for a fun introduction to the thrills of rafting or those seeking ample opportunity to fully absorb the beauty of the surrounding river canyon will enjoy the gentle flows of the Kananaskis.

Scenery: Abundant wildlife and flora

Nicknamed “K Country,” this perfect mountain setting in one of the Rockies best kept secrets. Dense evergreens cover the foothills and occasional quaking Aspen groves line the river bank. Bears, elk, white-tailed deer, and harlequin ducks are just a few of the many animals that inhabit the river valley. A profusion of wildflowers can be seen in late June and early July and there is also an amazing variety of songbirds in the area.

Season: May – October

Rafting adventures are offered on the Kananaskis River throughout the Summer and Fall.