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Welcome to the world of

Wild Water

Join us for an unforgettable whitewater rafting trip on the famous Kicking Horse River and experience, firsthand, a true Rocky Mountain adventure. Travel amongst towering peaks and steepsided canyons where turquoisehued waters splash and refresh rafters of all ages and abilities. Under the skillful control of Wild Water guides, rafts maneuver along stunningly scenic sections and through turbulent and challenging waves and rapids. Guests either hold on tight or help out with a paddle; the choice of one, or the other, is always there! Hoots of laughter and merriment mix and mingle with the sounds of gurgling, rushing and, sometimes, roaring white water. Our rafting roster boasts ‘mild to wild’ whitewater trips for first-time rafters and seasoned river veterans alike. Every level of desired adventure is satisfied with either our half-day or full-length trips. Families with younger children, mature travellers,

gung-ho adrenaline seekers and groups large and small are welcome every day of the season. 2020 marks our 29th season on the river. Wild Water Adventures takes great pride providing firstclass, top notch Kicking Horse River experiences for each and every guest. No detail is too small, nor any logistic too challenging. Whether it be complimentary top of the line gear, welcoming and extensive RiverBase amenities (such as heated indoor change rooms), or unlimited interaction potential with our entire crew, Wild Water has it all. We are here to make your Kicking Horse adventure the best it possibly can be. Everyone, after all, wants to have fun on the river! We invite all to enjoy our ‘Wild Water’ world and to hop aboard our rafts.

See you soon on the river! Wild Water Adventures Rafting the Kicking Horse since 1992

Imagine yourself enjoying the ride, wave after wave, down one of Canada’s most exciting rivers...

Summers of Excellence


Your ADVENTURE begins here… CONVENIENCE Find Us Easily! Meet at our RiverBase day lodge, overlooking the spectacular Kicking Horse River valley. We are just 40 minutes west of Lake Louise on the Trans Canada Highway #1 (90 minutes west of Banff). Reservations are easily made by calling us toll-free at 1-888-647-6444, or booking online at www.wildwater.com Shuttle service from Lake Louise arranged by calling us toll-free at 1-888-647-6444.

COMFORT What To Bring? Rafters need only bring a bathing suit and towel… we look after everything else! Top of the line gear (wetsuits, booties, gloves, fleece sweaters, spray jackets, life jackets and helmets) are provided for everyone. All gear is cleaned and dried after every use. Our world-class team of fun-loving rafting professionals assist with your river attire and ensure a perfect fit that looks great in photos! Rafters love the warmth and comfort of our RiverBase day lodge, where the pre-trip excitement begins and the post-trip stories are exchanged.

CUISINE Paddling and laughing work up an appetite! Rafters on our Gentle, Whitewater Exciter and Maximum HorsePower trips enjoy fresh-baked goodies and fruit, complimented by hot and cold beverages served on our spacious RiverBase deck. Rafters on our Tradition trip enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch with fresh salads, seasonal fruit and fresh-baked treats. Optional BBQ lunch for morning Gentle and Whitewater Exciter departures.

RiverBase Day Lodge Enjoy Wild Water’s exclusive RiverBase day lodge — where the pre-trip excitement begins and the post-trip stories are exchanged!


“I simply wanted to tell you how pleased I was with the level of professionalism, skill and absolute fun you offered us on our rafting trip.” - S. Realmuto, Broadcom Corp. “Thanks for a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. The combination of your great guides and beautiful surroundings made for a great day. It was a real pleasure working with you. Thanks again for making my job so much easier, and making our company look magnificent.” - T.B., Conference Management Associates

RAPID Ratings Rivers and individual rapids are rated on a scale of I - VI as a way of comparing their relative difficulty.

“This was our first time (we were recommended to you by our hotel) and I was SO nervous for myself and my family. But Carlos was absolutely AMAZING as our guide. So funny, so skillful and so knowledgeable. Your facilities were excellent and all of your team really went the extra mile to make our trip to Canada brilliant. Thank you.” - J. Crispen, England “I have to tell you, everything was first rate. We were so impressed with all your staff. You are the Mercedes of rafting companies!” - R.Clare, Salzer Florida “We had a terrific time! The food was great, the guides were fun, the water and facilities were fantastic, the gear was well kept and clean… the whole trip was absolutely perfect!” - Nexen Inc., Calgary, AB

CLASS I:

CLASS IV:

Very relaxing.

You will get soaked.

Fast moving water.

Numerous big waves or holes. Large obstacles to be avoided.

CLASS II:

CLASS V:

You may get splashed.

More scary than fun.

Regular waves, easy to see obstacles.

Experts only, strong chance of boat flipping or swimmers.

CLASS III:

CLASS VI:

You will get wet.

Niagara Falls in a barrel!

Large waves, small drops or ledges.

Un-navigable.


CLASS I - III

CLASS II - IV+

gentle Whitewater Intro

Whitewater Exciter

BEST FOR: Families, the mildly adventurous, and splashy whitewater seekers!

BEST FOR: First time AND seasoned rafters alike! Great whitewater value!

An ideal introduction to whitewater rafting!

THE best whitewater half-day trip!

Bouncy and splashy Class II and Class III rapids, along with scenic float sections, are perfect for families and the mildly adventurous.

This is our non-stop, half-day adventure that cuts right to the BIG whitewater action with 14 rapids, Class II to IV+. Splash through towering waves such as Rollercoaster and Hopi’s Hole; challenge the famous Portage and Shotgun rapids. Paddle or simply hold on... the choice is yours!

Beginning in Yoho National Park, marvel at the varied scenery and enjoy numerous playful waves and splashes while your guide reveals the river’s hidden secrets and stories.

Offered twice daily with choice of morning or afternoon departures.


CLASS II - IV+

The tradition

BEST FOR: First time AND seasoned rafters. More on-river time & BBQ lunch!

If able to spend more time on the river, our 24km Tradition trip is perfect. It is the longest, and most varied, Kicking Horse trip available Special permits allow the trip to start well upstream in stunning Yoho National Park. The ‘Trad’ combines the beauty of the upper section of the Kicking Horse River (along with its warm-up rapids and playful wave sections) with the BIG whitewater found further downstream. It is two trips in one! At trip’s end, change back into dry clothes and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch, complete with homemade salads and freshbaked goodies … perfect for a ‘traditional’ Rocky Mountain river experience.

CLASS II - IV+

maximum HorsePower™

BEST FOR: Rafters wanting MORE! Doubleshot whitewater action.

DOUBLE YOUR WHITEWATER FUN! When only the best, wettest and wildest whitewater will satisfy! This DOUBLE-SHOT of the Whitewater Exciter is for those seeking the maximum adrenaline rush. 24 kilometers, 28 rapids, 2 different style rafts including the smallest, most extreme paddle rafts to be found on the Kicking Horse River! After the first run, in our 16-ft oar-rigs, everyone quickly loads up for the 2nd run. Water levels permitting, rafters challenge the river in smaller, 14-foot ‘all-paddle’ rafts! The waves seem bigger, wetter and wilder. The action is thrilling as rafters paddle hard in the specially-designed smaller rafts. The MHP is best suited for those with prior rafting experience or a big appetite for whitewater. 100% participation required. Minimum 16 years and 100 pounds. This trip is offered subject to favourable water levels.


GROUP with FUN Wild Water!

Let us help create an unforgettable day for your group! COMPANY TRIPS AND STAFF REWARDS…

Up the mountain …down the river

Special memories are created when a group of friends or a team of co-workers share an experience together. Your team will feel rejuvenated and inspired. Great discounts start with just 8 rafters.

RE-CONNECT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS…

Have a family reunion or birthday party to plan? Arrange a fun get-together with friends, school group, youth program or team. Our variety of trips, great facilities, intriguing area history and potential to see wildlife makes the Kicking Horse River a perfect choice for a group adventure.

BYOB: BUILD YOUR OWN BOATLOAD!

Looking for a more private rafting experience with family, friends or colleagues? Enjoy your own boat and guide on any regularlyscheduled departure; Minimum 4, maximum 8 rafters.

Combine and SAVE on two of the most popular activities in Lake Louise… The Lake Louise Sightseeing Lift and Gondola AND an exhilarating rafting experience! Package includes a $25 Food & Beverage gift card ($12/youth) to be enjoyed at any of the Lake Louise gondola food outlets.

WHITEWATER EXCITER GONDOLA & GOURMET PACKAGE: adult (16 & OLDER) $152 + TAX* youth (12-15 YRS) $122 + TAX*

GENTLE GONDOLA & GOURMET PACKAGE: adult (16 & OLDER) $134 + TAX* youth (8-15 YRS) $95 + TAX*


Wild Water

Call for details and dates

rates

1-888-647-6444

gentle Whitewater Intro

note *all prices + applicable taxes

and $3.75/ person gov. land use fee. prices subject to change.

class i

whitewater Exciter

- iii

class ii

$89*

maximum HorsePower™

The tradition

- iv+

class ii

- iv+

class ii

- iv+

$109*

$159*

$199*

MINIMUM AGE

MINIMUM AGE

MINIMUM AGE

MINIMUM WEIGHT

MINIMUM WEIGHT

youth (8-11)

90 LBS

MINIMUM WEIGHT

round trip : time on river:

3 HOURS 1.25 - 1.5 HRS.

3 HOURS 1.25 - 1.5 HRS.

5 HOURS 2.5 - 3 HRS.

5 HOURS 2.5 HRS.

a.m. trip - meet: return:

8:45 am - 12 noon

8:45 am - 12 noon

p.m. trip - meet: return:

1:45 pm - 5:15 pm

1:45 pm - 5:15 pm

MEET AT RIVERBASE

12 YEARS

$79*

pOST trip

INCLUDES

a.m. trip - option:

SNACKS

BBQ LUNCH ADD: +$17

BBQ LUNCH ADD: +$17

ADD: +$15

ADD: +$15

INFO: 1-888-647-6444

16 YEARS

90 LBS

100 LBS

8:45 am - 2:00 pm

INCLUDES

SNACKS

LAKE louise shuttle

12 YEARS

INCLUDES

1:45 pm - 6:45 pm INCLUDES

BBQ LUNCH

SNACKS

RIVER MAP

GENTLE Whitewater Intro CLASS I - III, 12 km

wHITEWATER Exciter CLASS II - IV+, 12 km

The TRADITION

CLASS II - IV+, 24 km

4 km

Alarm Clock Rapid (Old abandoned town) Palliser

Yoho Park Boundary

You ain’t seen nothin’ yet

Maneater

Table Saw Hopi Hole The Equalizer The Portage Shotgun Rapid The Cable Car Rapid

MAXIUMUM HorsePower™ = CLASS II - IV+, 24 km

Pebble Beach

Pillow Rock

The Goat Rapid

Rollercoaster

Swim Spot

The Last Waltz Twin Peaks Eye of the Needle


getting Here... (approximate)

DRIVING TIMES Calgary Banff Lake Louise Field Golden

236 km 114 km 56 km 30 km 25 km

2.5 hours 1 hour + 25 min. 45 minutes 20 minutes 20 minutes

Let’s Go River

BOOKINGS MADE EASY! It’s best to simply give our friendly rafting reservationists a call and make your booking by phone — or splash into our website and book

ON THE KICKING HORSE RIVER

online. Our trips are popular and space is limited — don’t delay when making your booking! If preferred, visit our sales desks located at our RiverBase day lodge or in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

To GOLDEN

93

- We’re on MTN. Time

Pac. -1 Hr.

1 Mtn. +1 Hr.

Kicking Horse River

(30 km)

& LAKE LOUISE

2km

(56 km)

1

Beaverfoot Road

Time Change!

To FIELD

YOHO Park Entry Booth

(25 km)

Wapta Falls

WildWater Adventures RiverBase

N

Lake Louise

Alberta

Field 1

gentle & whitewater

2

RAFTING TRIPS

Golden

British Columbia

1

Banff 95

Canmore

93

Calgary

22x

Radium

2

In Lake Louise or Banff: 93

403-522-2211

Call for Adventure!

95

1-888-647-6444 In Lake Louise or Banff: 403-522-2211

1-888-647-6444 #200, 50 Lincoln Park, Canmore, AB T1W 3E9 info@wildwater.com

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