Yoho National Park


Yoho National Park Whitewater Rafting

Anyone looking for whitewater rafting action will want to run the Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park. The rafting season runs mid-May to mid-September, with river levels at their highest in late June. The Lower Canyon, immediately upstream of Golden, offers the biggest thrills, including a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) stretch of continuous rapids. Upstream of here, the river is tamer but still makes for an exciting trip, while even farther upstream, near the western boundary of Yoho National Park, it’s more of a float–a good adventure for the more timid visitor. The river is run by several companies, most of which offer the option of half-day ($80 to $100) or full-day ($120 to $180) trips. The cost varies with inclusions such as transportation from Banff and lunch.