Kananaskis Whitewater Rafting


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    Discover Banff

    Discover Banff Tours

    We specialize in personalized small-group tours.  Why? Because we believe that this style of travel offers the best way for people to truly appreciate the culture, history and stories behind the Canadian Rockies.

    We’ve been operating with this philosophy since we first opened our doors in 1998.

    Although we’ve grown over the years, our goal remains the same: helping travellers get a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience while visiting Banff. 


    • Duration 4 Hours
    • ActivityRiver Rafting (Class 2-3)
    • Kananaskis River, Banff

    You’ll get splashed by the frothy swells of the rushing river but it won’t wash the smile off your face on this family fun rafting tour for ages 5 – 85!

    The Kananaskis River is one heck of a ride – the foamy white rapids lift your raft skyward, you shake the water from your eyes and paddle with all your might as the river surges around you. Plotting a course through the best rapids and cruising swiftly down the flat stretches in between, you’ll have peaceful moments to look up and admire the Kananaskis Country scenery.

    You are completely in the moment – immersed in the thrill of riding these rapids. Meanwhile your river-savvy guide ensures the safety of the excursion. This voyage is suitable for the entire family – the novice-level rapids are perfect for young adventurers.

    The Kananaskis River offers Class 2 – 3 rapids along with pristine landscapes of Kananaskis Provincial Park for a half day adventure. It is the ideal whitewater experience for families, friends or as a group outing. Extra time is taken to play in the rapids surfing waves and opportunities to swim in the river alongside the raft are there for any keen rafters. You will get wet!

    Covid-19 Notice

    We must have a minimum booking size of two this summer due to Covid 19 restrictions.

    We have further information surrounding our Covid policies for our sightseeing tours here.

    Departure Times



    May – Sep

    Price Includes

    • Professional river guide on each raft
    • Safety instruction and practice paddle
    • River fee
    • River time 1.5-2hrs
    • Wetsuits, lifejacket, helmet, rainjacket, wetsuit booties and gloves
    • Complimentary photos (online)

    Transport Options

    Meet At River Base

    + Transport (Mon/Wed/Fri)


    • 1.5 - 2 Hours on the Kananaskis RiverEnjoy up to two hours rafting through the picturesque landscape of Kananaskis Country, surrounded by the magnificent Rocky Mountains. The River Class is 2 – 3 and ideal for families and first timers.
    • Optional river swimThere is a scenic float to the finish where you can swim and splash in the water.
    • Everything is provided!The tour includes free professional photos, equipment, professional guides, instruction and facilities.

    Booking Terms

    • The minimum age is 5 years and the minimum weight per person is 20kgs (40lbs). If the guest is unaccompanied by an adult then the minimum age is 16 years old.
    • The maximum weight per person is 350 lbs.
    • Every guest needs to sign a waiver form. Any guest under 18 years will also need a parent or guardian signature on the waiver form and an emergency contact number if the Parent/ Guardian is not joining them on the river.
    • Please note that normally this tour requires a minimum of 8 participants, and we ask guests to please call the day prior to confirm the tour. For the foreseeable future, the COVID-19 protocol is a minimum booking number of 4 people per raft with a maximum number of 7 per raft, including children, from one household or cohort family.