Kicking Horse River, Yoho National Park

#5 of 8 in Nature in Yoho National Park
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • You get a view of this amazing river along the Trans Canada Highway while driving but if you want to get up and close to the river I would suggest making the stop at the Naural Bridge in the Yoho...  more »
  • All the mountains rivers are powerful and mesmerizing. Kicking Horse River is no exception, especially at the meeting point merging with the Yoho river.  more »
  • Kicking Horse River flows across Yoho NP from Wapta Lake to Golden, and runs alongside the TCH. It’s a turbulent river with the local greenish cast from the rock flour dissolved in it. Its very popular with river rafting trips and kayakers with both Class 3-4, and 5-6 rapids. It’s also the home of three waterfalls: the Kicking Horse Cascade, the Natural Bridge Falls, and the largest, the 100-foot Wapta Falls. There is a hike back to reach this waterfall. The hike back to these falls was too much for us, but I would have liked to have seen it. Fishing is also popular. We just liked watching it boil and foam as we drove beside it and saw it again at the Natural Bridge.
  • Nice river, where I almost lost my cowboy hat as I shooed away a wasp while crossing some large stones across the river. Luckily I picked it up from the wash before it was swept away.
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