Rafting in Calgary is fun, but why stop there? Join one of our guided rafting trips and be introduced to new rivers. There's lots of whitewater out there!

Rafting Expedition - Teens

Spend 3 days rafting one of the most popular whitewater playgrounds close to Calgary—the Red Deer River. A rafting guide will teach paddling strokes, water safety and how to navigate rapids as we tour downstream. In the evenings we'll set up camp and enjoy group meals and sleep in tents. Note: river choice is subject to change based on water levels. Camping is not at designated campsites and will not have toilet facilities. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite: ability to swim 50m while wearing a lifejacket. Must attend pre-trip meeting with a parent to discuss required items and cover meal planning (food is not included). Includes: paddling guide, all rafting/group gear, transportation.

Pack and Play on Harvie Passage- Pack Rafting introduction

Want to have fun on Harvie Passage and try out our pack rafts ? Our pack rafts are 1-person inflatable kayaks weighing just 5 lbs. An experienced guide will teach you the basics of paddling a pack raft at Harvie Passage.  The boat is so light you will easily be able to walk up and run the fun rapids many times!  Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, all packrafting gear.

Bow River, AB - Raft

This 2-day rafting trip is the perfect introduction to overnight tripping for families or anyone who wants to learn the basics of wilderness camping. At the pre-trip meeting the week before, we'll cover all the logistics. On Saturday morning we'll start paddling the scenic stretch of the Bow River from Fish Creek Park to Carseland, and spend the weekend enjoying picturesque prairie and woodland landscape. Prerequisite: pretrip meeting. Includes: guide, all rafts/group camping gear.

Kootenay River, BC - Raft

The Kootenay is a renowned stretch of river that has a lot to offer rafters, including exhilarating whitewater, scenic canyons, spectacular mountain vistas and wildlife sighting opportunities. This is a 2.5-day trip that is great to do with a group of friends or family. Prerequisite: none. Includes: guide, all raft/group camping gear. 

North Saskatchewan River, AB - Raft

The North Saskatchewan is a classic Alberta river trip. This stretch of river has so much to offer—fun waves, deep canyon walls, incredible scenery and great camping. We start out at Saunders Ledge Friday evening and end the trip at Rocky Mountain House Sunday afternoon. You can choose to skip the big features or hit all the big waves.  Prerequisite: pretrip meeting. Includes: guide, raft/group camping gear.

Custom Rafting Floats

Let us take you on a float trip on different sections of the Bow River. We will provide an experienced raft instructor to teach you the basics of how to paddle a raft and how to identify the real hazards. You have the choice to relax and float or to learn about rescues, obstacle avoidance and picking the safest river channels. Prices do not include transportation but is available. Minimum payment is for 5 people. Flexibility is our specialty, We can tailor rafting trips to your groups needs! Please give 2 weeks notice for custom trips.

Custom Whitewater Rafting

Get your group out on the whitewater of the Upper Red Deer River near Sundre! This river has exciting class 2/3 rapids with lots of waves and exciting drops at Gooseberry ledge, Jimbo's staircase and the S bend. We can help set up a custom trip—anything from fully-guided to just shuttle service between the put-in and the take-out. Please book 2 weeks in advance. For more information, contact our rafting guide Steven Wapple: swapple@ucalgary.ca.