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“White Water Exciter was exciting”

Wild Water Adventures
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Welcome to Wild Water! For 27 years, guests like you have enjoyed award-winning Canadian Rockies rafting trips on the famous Kicking Horse River. Simply put, we pride ourselves in offering the finest white water rafting Canada has to offer! Our Kicking Horse rafting trips are just outside Banff and Yoho National Parks and near Golden, British Columbia. Our Banff rafting trips are perfect for singles, couples, families and groups, and all abilities and ages, from 8 to 88, making for the ideal rafting trips in Canada. You'll be fitted and provided with all your personal safety equipment, and our expert team of fun-loving professionals will make your trip easy to book and exciting to experience! If you are looking for the best white water rafting Banff has to offer, look no further...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great morning on the water going through the exciting parts of the Kicking Horse River on this tour with Wild Water Adventures. Their team is very focused on safety and did a great job of keeping us entertained and informed as we paddled and floated down the river. I would recommend these guys to anyone in the area who have a desire to try white water rafting!

Thank Kevin S
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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Kevin. Thank you for sharing your lovely comments. We are thrilled that your Kicking Horse River rafting experience was so memorable. We pride ourselves on offering an incredibly fun, and very safe, adventure on a phenomenal stretch of river. Safe travels home and we hope to spent time on the river with you again one day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time white water rafting, and we didn’t know what to expect so we went with “The Traditional.” This allowed us to float down the Kicking horse river and enjoy the incredible views and also experience class IV rapids. We had a great time and our guides were very knowledgeable, funny, and kept the entire trip very entertaining. We had Diego for the start of the trip, and he was a great guide with lots of experience rafting and made the gentle section really fun. Then we were with Bruce for the rapids part and he was an excellent guide with lots of experience on the river and made sure we hit the big rapids and got soaked. Well worth the time, money, and the drive from Banff. I would highly recommend this!

Thank dannymay2018
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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your fabulous recommendation and for having Wild Water Adventures introduce you to the fine art of white water rafting. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Tradition trip and had a chance to spend time with various members of our international crew. Our guides definitely add to the entire rafting experience. Safe travels home and we hope to see you on the river again someday soon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this from the UK prior to hols in Canada, what a great afternoon. All equipment provided, good clear instructions but most of all great fun. Our raft Captain, Andrew, was brilliant made the experience worth while. All staff were friendly and the operation was slick. Would definately recommend a rafting trip if you are in the Lake Louise area. Water was "refreshing", scenery stunning, great fun.

Thank DD112014
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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! Making sure each and every guest has fun on the river is what we are all about. Keeping our operations running smoothly, and our equipment clean and up to date, is the very least we can do for our guests. Safe travels back to the UK, and we hope to see you on the river again some day!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Im From Calgary ,my lovely doughtier got me surprise trip for fathers day - "rafting trip" on Kicking horse river in BC. The minute we arrived to our destination the staff welcome as followed by safety meeting witch explain where we are and what we will be doing , It was done very professional way by Dani-" in so much details, place is very save and we had lots of fun not to mention very friendly stuff , I had so mush fun with my teenage doughtier. I will highly recommend of taking advantage to visit this summer .I like to thank to our raft driver Bruce who keep as all safe and in one place -"in the boat". or so Juan,Sam,Rocky and anther people who works there very hard.Please don't forget to purchase your dvd or pictures from your trip-[ you will see how much you scream or lough ] , they are available at the front desk, My doughtier is already planing trip with her mom for the next summer....have fun,I defiantly had one.

Thank creativehf
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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi creativehf,

Thank you for your review, we greatly appreciate the time you took to write it.

We're happy to hear that you had a fantastic trip with your daughter to celebrate Father's Day. We do take safety very seriously, which is why we spend the time to provide a thorough safety briefing. We're pleased to hear that you found that Dani delivered his briefing in a professional manner, and that you found our staff to be friendly. Bruce, and all of the guides that you mentioned, will be very appreciative to hear about the kind words you have written about them, they definitely do work very hard because they love what they do!

You are certainly correct, the photos are a great option! There's always some excellent pictures of rafters screaming and laughing!

We're excited to hear that your daughter is already planning another rafting trip. We hope you are able to join us again soon as well!

- Diana Cocchiarella & the Wild Water Crew

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We originally booked the early morning trip, but were switched to the afternoon when they didn't make their minimum number. It turned out to be a better choice, since we had a 2 hour drive to get to the base camp. The river was high after some rain, and that made it much more exciting! The guides are funny, skilled and trustworthy. It was a great trip from start to finish. They provide warm clothes and all the safety gear you need. We've been on a lot of rafting trips in the US West, but this one was probably the best. Instead of a few rapids separated by calm water, this trip was just about one continuous rapid, with a few REALLY big ones in between. Highly recommend if you are looking for excitement on the river.

Thank ntcampbell
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WildWaterAdv, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Water Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ntcampbell,

Thank you for joining us, and for taking the time to write this review!

After the warm weather, and the rain we have had, the water level of the river is high, which makes it important for us to have minimum numbers for our trips. We greatly appreciate your flexibility in moving from the morning trip to the afternoon trip, and we're glad to hear that it worked out for the better for you!

We're happy to hear that you were able to establish trust with our experienced guides. The Kicking Horse River is renowned for white water rafting in the Canadian Rockies, and with the regular, continuous rapids and the current high water level, the rapids definitely are very exciting! We're thrilled that you, as an experienced rafter, were able to experience the Kicking Horse at this high water level, and that this trip has become one of your favourites.

We hope that you are able to raft with us again soon!

- Diana Cocchiarella & the Wild Water Crew

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