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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips


Alberta, Canada boasts some of the best whitewater rafting in the country. Gushing from the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies, a broad range of rivers offer outdoor adventure for any skill level.

Bow River/ Horseshoe Canyon River Rafting (Class III-IV):

Sit back and enjoy the grandeur of the Canadian Rocky Mountains while floating on the magnificent Bow River. The Bow River gives a sense of remoteness surrounded by towering shale canyons and excellent opportunities to view large birds of prey.

Highwood River Rafting Trips (Class III-IV):

The Highwood River is a prime destination for a day trip or weekend adventure. Descend through plentiful rapids, big drops and immerse yourself in the wonders of this gorgeous whitewater canyon.

Kananaskis River Rafting Trips (Class II-III):

Located along the front ranges of the majestic Canadian Rocky mountains, this beautiful mountain river is ideal for families and those looking for an introduction to whitewater rafting.

Kicking Horse River Rafting Trips (Class II-IV+):

Fun for all ages. Nestled among six national parks and two mountain ranges of the Canadian Rockies the incredible scenery of the Kicking Horse river make it a popular destination for whitewater rafting.

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More about rafting in Alberta, Canada

The whitewater found in Banff and Canamore, Alberta is some of the best for rafting in all of Canada. The fresh and abundant smowmelt from the Canadian Rockies not only provides extreme adventure but also cultivates the habitat for rare Northern American wildlife such as grizzly bears, caribou and wolves. Rafting trips take place close to sites of interest such as Banff National Park, Lake Louise known for its striking emerald water, and the largest city in the province of Alberta, Calgary. Prime season for rafting is mid-May through mid-September.