Rafting trips, like washing machines, are dangerous without proper experience, protective equipment, and a firm understanding of your preferred spin cycle for riding. Master churning waters with today's Groupon: for $50, you get an ultimate whitewater rafting adventure at Glacier Raft Company in Golden, British Columbia (up to a $128.80 value, including HST).
Glacier Raft Company's four-hour ultimate trip blazes a two-and-a-half-hour aquatic trail through the challenging rapids of Kicking Horse's middle and lower canyons. After meeting at Glacier Raft's base in Golden, guides bus their groups to the river put-in for trip preparations and prerafting trust falls. Adventurers ship off in Aire self-bailing rafts to battle the persuasive powers of Class III and IV whitewater currents. Splash against the first kilometre's Portage and Shotgun section, and forge a final tackle into the stretch of Class IV rapids at the end of the lower canyon. Excursions conclude with generous high-fiving and a leisurely float back into Golden.
Staff photographers and HD-camera-bearing guides capture midtrip photos and videos for souvenirs or spreads in rafting fashion magazines and provide their film for viewing and purchase upon return to base. Rafters should bring their own swimsuits, towels, and sunscreen, but Glacier Raft provides all other needed equipment, including wetsuits, helmets, life vests, paddles, and neoprene shoes. In the event of increased water levels, excursions will be confined to two runs through the middle canyon.