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Review of Alpine Rafting

Alpine Rafting
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US$90.35*
and up
Full-Day Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River
Ranked #2 of 13 Tours in Golden
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Alpine Rafting offers Half and Full Day Trips on the Kicking Horse River starting at $29 per person. All experience levels welcome, no experience necessary. We are the only company to offer a Whitewater Guarantee: we are not satisfied until you are.
Sherwood Park, Canada
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37 reviews
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“Awesome”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

It was a great first time rafting trip for my three boys! (Ages 19, 16, 14) They are looking forward to going again! The upper canyon will be the next rafting adventure.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Karen S
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AlpineRafting, Owner at Alpine Rafting, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hi Karen!

Thanks for your recent review of your rafting trip at Alpine Rafting! It is great to get your feedback and we are very happy to hear that your teenage boys had fun!

Kindly

Jim & Val Pleym
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“Great Outdoor Activity”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

A few friends and I made the trip out to Golden from Calgary. The guides are very friendly and knowledgeable. We had Heather, and she was great! They inform you of all the safety measures in cases of emergency which sounds a bit frightening but the rafting trip itself was not scary at all, it was lots of fun with the perfect amount of rapids (Class 4). The water was quite cold, so it's a good idea to go on a warm, sunny day. There was a family of 4 in our raft plus 3 friends and myself, as well as our tour guide. The kids were about 13 or 14, so teenagers can definitely do this trip as well! I had an amazing time, and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Caitlin S
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AlpineRafting, Owner at Alpine Rafting, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hi Caitlin

Thanks your your review, and its great to hear that you are your family had an excellent time rafting with us. Indeed, the water is very cold! The Kicking Horse River is glacier fed and the evening prior the water was glacial ice on the Wapta Icefield. Thanks again for taking the time to post a review, it was a pleasure taking you guys rafting and we hope to see you all again soon Kindly

Jim & Val Pleym
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“Kicking Horse River Challenge”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

What an incredible day on the Kicking Horse River! Our guide, Simon, was absolutely fantastic and provided our entire group with an awesome experience. Simon's knowledge of the river coupled with his enthusiasm for paddling added to each and every moment on the river. Simon took a keen interest in our entire group and coached us through rapid after rapid. This is the 2nd time we've rafted with Alpine and it definitely won't be our last. Kudos to all those at Alpine who contributed to our day and to Simon for hitting a home run & taking such great care of us. Alpine's trip down the Kicking Horse is one insanely fantastic experience!

Visited July 2014
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AlpineRafting, Owner at Alpine Rafting, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hi Brian!

Thank you for your review of your rafting trip with us -it's great to get such awesome feedback. Simon does get a lot of rave reviews - he is a fantastic guide with loads of charisma. This is Simon's 4th season with Alpine, and our fingers are crossed that he will return for a 5th season in 2015. Currently he is one of two of our River Managers and he truly does a fantastic job. Again, thanks for taking the time to post a review and we do hope to see you all again in the near future

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Medicine Hat
2 reviews
“Picturesque”
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Perfect for our kids, ages 6 & 8, although our 6 year old did get bored at times when floating quietly down the river (wanted more rapids). Our guide, Pete, was awesome and allowed our kids to steer the raft for a short time and they loved it!
The lunch that was prepared by our guides was good quality, delicious.
Scenery was beautiful. All staff was friendly, approachable, knowledgeable. Provided us with a relaxed, fun environment.
Only downfall was the timing of the rapids. The biggest ones were at the beginning of our float, and then that was it. Basically, a river float from there with a few bumps here and there. The bigger rapids at the beginning of the float were really fun and the kids loved it, but then I think we all wanted more of them. Had those bigger rapids been in the middle of our float or near the end, we may have had not have anticipated more or been disappointed that the rest of the float was pretty meek compared to the beginning. But overall, we still loved it and was a great experience. We will definitely come back and recommend this to our friends!
Thank you Alpine Rafting staff for being amazing and making our first experience with rafting such a positive one!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Lucy M
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AlpineRafting, Owner at Alpine Rafting, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hi Lucy

Thank you for your honest review of your rafting with us on the Family Whitewater adventure. Our Family Whitewater is suitable for Ages 4 & up, and you are correct, after the first set of rapids (Class 2) sometimes the older kids get bored. The upper is very calm, and the middle canyon is quite a step up from the Upper Canyon (Class 3, 4, and 4+) We wish there was something 'in between' to satisfy the needs of the older kids. We are pleased that we were able to provide a safe and memorable rafting experience for everyone.

Thanks Lucy

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Jim & Val Pleym
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Calgary
2 reviews
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“Alpine is Awesome”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Our group of 5 had a great time on our afternoon rafting trip. It was easy to book and we received our confirmation and receipt by email. The river guides were fun and personable and our guide Tom had a great sense of humor. He had lots of funny stories to share with us on the river. This is my 7th trip down the Kicking Horse with Alpine and each year I bring new friends to try out the experience. I highly recommend Alpine and I always feel safe. We also took advantage of their camping site outside Golden. It's a beautiful area and the fact that we were able to use it at no extra cost is an amazing bonus. It is definitely rustic, but the scenery is amazing.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Kelly F
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AlpineRafting, Owner at Alpine Rafting, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hi Kelly,

Thanks for your review of your rafting trip with us. It's great to hear that you had a wonderful time on the Afternoon Whitewater. Next time you book on with us, we would love to hear from you that you are returning customer, as we can pair you with one of our guides that has been around for many years to best suit your veteran rafter skill level!

Thanks again for your review.

Kindly

Jim & Val Pleym
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