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“Excellent experience. Very well organized crew.”
Review of Alpine Rafting

Alpine Rafting
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Full-Day Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River
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Half-Day Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River
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Owner description: Alpine Rafting offers Half and Full Day Trips on the Kicking Horse River starting at $35 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.
Golden, Canada
2 reviews
“Excellent experience. Very well organized crew.”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Having some friends visit from abroad occasioned me to send them down the Kicking Horse River under the care of Alpine Rafting. There really was no fault to be found. The organization from beginning to end was excellent. The lunch-time meal was excellent (included in the cost). The whole experience was excellent. A very good job done. I will highly recommend Alpine Rafting to my family and friends.... and anyone else who asks/listens.

Visited August 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

I booked my spot with them in April (went rafting in August) and they gave me a 20% early bird discount. So, call early and mention about getting a discount. Once you get there, you sign some waivers first and then gear up. They take you to the river in a yellow school bus and then you get in the water. When you first get it in the water that part is the upper part of the river, it's pretty calm and once you get to the middle part of the river, there is a 800 meter long class 4 rapid section and that's when the fun starts. But, 800 meter is pretty short and it lasts couple of minutes. So, if you do the upper + middle section of the river, that's called "kicking horse classic" and I if you want to do more (upper+middle+lower), that's called "kicking horse challenege" (recommend this one for sure). Once you're done with the upper + middle part of the water, we took a break and had some snacks and then back in the water again but in a different part of the river. The lower part of the river is the best part and it has 3km of class 4 rapid and that will get your adrenaline pumping. The water is cold (4deg celcius) but with all the excitement and the wet suit, you won't feel anything. You dont' need to know swimming because you'll have a life jacket on an if you're too scared just sit at the back of the raft and you should be ok. The instructors are great and were super friendly and had lots of experience in the water. The view of the mountains from the raft is just amazing. A "must do" in golden for sure.

Visited August 2014
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“Awesome rafting experience”
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Was as described online except you don't need to take your towel out of your vehicle. Buffet style bbq steak lunch was awesome! Very organized and helpful staff.

Visited July 2014
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“Legendary! ”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Fantastic crew, epic River! Well organized, professional and fun staff. Excellent bbq lunch. River is amazing and well worth rafting.

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2 reviews
“Excellent Rafting experience”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We took up the alpine rafting challenge and went down on August 2nd, 2014 in a group of 8 and had an amazing time of it. Alpine staff was excellent. Location was easy to find. The raft and other equipment was safe/sound.

I would recommend this to anyone wanting to go for a weekend adventure.

Visited August 2014
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