Combo Package; raft along the family-friendly Kananaskis River, then saddle up for a riverside horseback ride.
Included: Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting
Spend an afternoon on the Kananaskis River getting splashed by the class 2 – 3 whitewater rafting rapids along with pristine landscapes of Kananaskis Provincial Park. It’s the ideal rafting experience for families, friends or as a group outing and you’ll have a chance to play in the rapids surfing waves and swim in the river alongside the raft.
Included: 1 Hour Bow River Horseback Ride
This popular Banff horseback ride takes you along the Bow River in Banff while watching for wildlife and enjoying the spectacular scenery. You’ll also ride past the natural sulphur hot springs flowing from the Cave & Basin – the original historic hot springs.
Tours in this package can be taken on the same day or on different days.
The best parts of the Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour for most people include the following:
1.5 - 2 Hours on the Kananaskis River
Optional river swim
Everything is provided!
The best parts of the Bow River Horseback Ride for most people include the following:
Cave & Basin Hot Springs
The Nakoda Lakeside Lodge has clean port-a-potties, male and female change tents and ample free parking.
Transportation is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from the public bus parking behind the Mount Royal Hotel in central Banff (12:45pm) and the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Canmore (1pm) for a $10 charge per person. Please select your preferred pickup location during the booking process.
You can wear sunglasses/glasses as long as these are secured with a strap or piece of string, and contact lenses are usually okay if you are comfortable swimming with them and tell your guide. Sunscreen is great on a hot day for any areas not covered by the wetsuit, but avoid putting it above or near your eyes. You can bring your own waterproof camera or GoPro which can be secured with your own chest harness or on a helmet with a GoPro mount, but we are not responsible for loss or damage of your equipment.
The tour is run by Chinook Rafting who have been operating whitewater rafting tours as a licensed company in the province of Alberta since 1983 and all of the rafting guides are trained in Swiftwater Rescue and First Aid & CPR. What this means for you is that they are confident that they can manage, not eliminate, the risks today to offer you an exciting and fun day on the river, creating as safe a framework as they can, given what we are doing. However, it is important to remember that we are not on a track, this isn’t Disneyland! The fact that we’re not on a track adds excitement to what we’re doing, but it also adds inherent risks.
- The minimum age for this package is 8 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 250 lbs.
- Every guest needs to sign a waiver form for the whitewater rafting tour. 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.
- Banff Trail Riders is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests, which means that the minimum age and maximum weight requirements are strictly enforced. As part of the check-in process, guests may be required to confirm their current weight on a scale and provide proof of the child’s age. In the event that these requirements are not met, the booking will be forfeited without a refund.
- Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
- For our foreign visitors we require an understanding of basic English for our horseback rides, so that you can understand simple instructions from our guides.
- For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
- Riders must wear sturdy closed toed shoes – no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
- All adult riders must sign a waiver prior to the horseback ride. A waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any rider under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
- Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse during the ride without assistance and for the health and safety of all riders we regrettably cannot accommodate any disabilities or special needs riders. We recognize that disabled riding is a unique and respected skill set that we at the barns do not have the appropriate equipment or skills to safely execute.
- Please note that the Kananaskis River Whitewater Rafting Tour requires a minimum of 8 participants, please call the day prior to confirm the tour.