Whitewater Rafting(Kicking Horse River)

Whitewater Rafting Adventure (Golden BC) and Glacier Skywalk (Columbia Icefields)

NOTE: To help the organizers in planning for this event, please do not RSVP until you have actuallypaid for your booking (thank you in advance).

Well, spring is finally here and it is time to Do Something New… well for some people anyway 

For others, this will be another new adventure, a new life experience, maybe conquering some personal fears, or just another check mark on the Bucket List… Life is too short to not enjoy it

*Just in case your plans might change, the policy for Hydra Rafting is a 7 day cancellation policy.

My apologies on this very long event notice, but the more details usually means less emails to answer in the future.

Last year in June 2013, we had to postpone (due to the floods) and after that re-booked for August 2013 (June/July was very busy with Stampede, volunteering with the floods…).



The August rafting was fun, but unfortunately due to blocked highway issues, we were not able to run the full river (we did receive a credit from Hydra as well).

http://www.meetup.com/CalgaryDoSomethingNew/events/128260192/

FYI – the spring run off again is looking high again this year, and this is why I have booked for mid July.

If the water levels are too high, the company will not run the lower rapids, so I am planning/hoping by mid July that we will be able to enjoy the full rafting adventure Yay!!

White Water Rafting - Near Golden B.C.

http://www.raftbanff.com/rafting-trips.aspx

Package: Ultimate Whitewater Adventure

*This package includes lunch, instruction, guides, gear...Please see the website above for more details!

FYI - You will be on the water for approx 3.5 hrs.

You will need to be at the base by 1 pm. We will be on the water after the bbq lunch (which is included in the package) and the instruction – so around 2:30 pm plan to hit the rapids. After the trip, the bus will take you back to the base around 6:30 pm.

Cost will be approx $152.00 (includes discount, lunch, gst/pst and river tax). Promo code to receive the discount is "dsn2014". Again, you will need to quote "DSN2014" to receive the discount. To book, you will need a credit card and call their office[masked]-8888. Please send me an email to confirm your booking, thank you.

No DSN fee will be collected and extra volunteer help will be greatly appreciated. 

We are all adults - everyone is on their own to book rafting, hotels, arrange car pools….

Yes, there will be more details to follow closer to the event as well...

AFTER THE RAFTING TRIP:

You will need to make the hard decision to head back to Calgary (3.5-4 hrs) or for those who would like to keep going…. some of us will be heading the other way to Golden B.C. (about a 20 min drive West) for the night. It might include pubs, restaurants, live music, bbq, hottub, campfire, hike…

Just like last year, we will be planning a bbq at the hotel for the Saturday night, we will work out a price (for the dinner) before the event and then we will all just split the cost. Sorry, I cannot remember the cost but it was around $10.00-$15.00 per person, and it included Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, Garlic Bread, Corn on the Cob, Mushroom/Onions, baked potato...

Yes, even with the rain that night, this was a great meal and probably even better with the drinks too! The managers did also keep the hottub open later for us… This is a BYOB event!

So, again for Saturday the rafting event you will need to be at the river for 1 pm !!!! If you would

like to try the zip line (extra fee) or just relax, then come earlier in the day

For those that would like to stay over night in Golden, we are planning to stay again at the Mary’s Hotel. The cost will be $89 for a room with 2 double beds or if you book early enough, for just an extra $10, you can get a room with a kitchenette.

The policy is 48 hours for cancellation for the Mary's Hotel.

To book a room, quote DSN2014 Tel: (250)[masked]

Mary's Motel



603 8th Ave N

PO Box 322

Golden, British Columbia

V0A 1H0

Canada



Toll free[masked]

Tel: (250)[masked]

Fax: (250)[masked]

Email: [masked]

SUNDAY MORNING (GLACIER WALK)

Well for those that have stayed over night and plan to join us at the Columbia Icefields. Your drive

will be about 205 km or just over a 2 hour drive. So, plan on leaving Golden around 9:30 am and

starting the Glacier Skywalk by 12:30 pm.

*I am still trying to see if there is a group rate available, but other wise plan around $27.00 per person.

http://www.brewster.ca/rocky-mountains/destinations/columbia-icefield/activities/glacier-skywalk

Well, this is all for now and I will add more closer to the date.

Cheers,

Mike and the DSN Team.

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  • Mike O

    Awesome times and lots of laughs :)
    Thank you for everyones support on the trip, helping out with the cooking, cleaning, music, disco lights...
    One day we will will get to try the lower rapids and will look at booking for mid August next year. Cheers,
    Mike

    July 24

    • Ryan F.

      Thanks for putting it together. It was a lot of fun taking a dip with you. I'll give you the USB on Saturday.

      July 24

  • Seanna

    Thanks Mike for all the work you put into planning this event right down to dinner & breakfast. It was a blast, and the little extra side trips on the way home were a nice little bonus. Nice to meet some new people too!

    July 21

  • Chris

    What an incredible experience! Thanks to everyone for the awesome weekend. And big thanks to you Mike for all your hard work organizing this amazing event!

    July 21

  • Berni

    Thank you very much everything, thanks Mike for organizing this awesome event! It was amazing :)

    July 21

  • Dave C

    What an awesome day! Thanks Mike for organizing this event, didn't know I was going to have such a great time.

    July 20

  • Will

    This was such awesome fun! Can't wait to do it again! I'm soo glad I listened & went!

    July 20

  • Darla

    Fantastic! Better than I expected. Thanks Mike for all your hard work organizing this event.

    July 20

  • Ryan F.

    We're here room 156

    July 18

    • Allison R.

      We are in 145, breakfast? Heading to cafe in about half hour or so. Come with?

      July 19

    • Ryan F.

      Sorry we missed u we went a little earlier

      July 19

  • Trevor

    I was going to make it a day trip and have room for 2 more in my car

    July 6

    • rebecca r.

      Thanks Trevor. I'm actually driving out Friday now. So see you there!

      July 12

    • Lana

      Hi trevor, I am thinking of coming to this trip last minute. Do you still have room?

      July 18

  • Kelly

    Probably around 1230

    July 8

    • Allison R.

      Hey Nestor, please let me know if you are coming sooner rather than later.

      July 15

    • Allison R.

      Nestor, I am assuming you are not comming.

      July 17

  • Sandy N S.

    I would loved to go but already have other commitments. Look to other adventures I will be able to get in on.

    July 16

  • Dave C

    Hey Mike, I was wondering about wearing glasses on this trip, and now you've given me my answer,
    Thanks Dave

    July 14

  • Mike O

    Sunglasses - For those people that are thinking about wearing sunglasses during the white water adventure, I do recommend hitting the dollar store and buying a pair. Why lose or break an expensive pair :(

    July 14

  • Nestor D.

    I don't think I'm going to be able to attend as I got to put the money towards other more important things, but I will keep everyone posted as it gets closer to the departure date to Golden.

    July 14

  • Nestor D.

    May I ask what's the $120.00 for that we have to pay, because I thought it was free to go white water rafting and to go on the glacier walk

    July 11

    • Ryan F.

      Lol

      July 12

    • Nestor D.

      I don't think I'm going to be able to attend as I got to put the money towards other more important things, but I will keep everyone posted as it gets closer to the departure date to Golden.

      July 14

  • Mike O

    Update July 13th (12 pm) - an email has been sent to those with a yes rsvp.
    *This email includes details and updates for the DSN event.

    July 13

  • Kelly

    I am going to be leaving for Golden on the Friday as I have a rare day off.

    July 6

    • Kelly

      Hi Rebecca, I am staying at Mary's Motel, but already have a roomie. I am staying up there and doing the glacier walk on Sunday as well.

      July 12

    • rebecca r.

      Perfect! Thanks Kelly.

      July 13

  • Mike O

    Again everyone. Please finish all details with a private email, make sure all parties are comfortable with any trip/event, make sure everyone has pre-paid and no there is no IOU. Get all details upfront, honest, liable... Again, to all.... DSN is to "Do Something New" and for some events (collect the $1.00 fee to cover some costs/meet up fees). Other than that, it is up to you to have fun, pay for your own expenses, find your way to an event and home!!.....

    July 12

  • Mike O

    Hey everyone signed up and will sign up....

    Please read the description on this or any event. Saying that not just once, but even before the event... just in case plans change, price might change, details change.... I would not want anyone to miss an event or show up and not make the event....

    Thank you everyone....

    July 12

  • rebecca r.

    Mike what is your email address? I'd like to send you my confirmation. Thanks!

    July 10

  • Haley

    Myself and a friend are thinking we might be able to come to this, if we do we would like to stay overnight and do the glacier walk on the sunday too. Only problem we have is neither of us have a car, does anyone have any space for the two of us in theirs?
    Thanks!

    July 2

    • Haley

      What time you thinking Kelly?

      July 9

    • Ryan F.

      Sara and I are going to drive down the Friday after work get into Golden around 10. We are also going to the icefields and driving back to Calgary Sunday night we have room for two. Split the cost of gas but you'd have to leave Friday we are also staying at Mary's Motel for both nights.

      July 10

  • Kelly

    In leaving around 1230. Nestor and Haley you are both welcome to come with me.

    July 9

  • Alicia

    Anybody interested in carpooling and share accommodations?

    June 15

    • Allison R.

      I would be planning on leaving Friday after work (around 4 pm).

      July 8

    • Nestor D.

      Thanks Allison Routledge, I'm very excited for this trip, just let me know where we can meet up so we can go from there, unless you don't mind meeting and picking me up from my office building in downtown 800- 5th Avenue SW.

      July 9

  • Ryan F.

    I will look into booking today if there is an issue I will cancel rsfe right away

    July 9

  • Kelly

    I have room for 3. I'm going to leave for Golden in the afternoon on the 18 and am also planning on going to the ice field on the Sunday.

    July 5

    • Nestor D.

      Kelly, Nestor Diaz do you mind if I join you on the ride there as well as the ice field trip too

      July 8

  • Nestor D.

    If any of you don't mind sharing accommodations and car pooling I would love to it would be great help as I'm really looking to attend this great event next weekend.

    July 7

  • Loralei (.

    I can help out on the day

    May 28

    • Nestor D.

      Can you help out on the way there Loralei like car pooling

      July 7

  • TJ (.

    Good afternoon. All booked. Little concerned with the hotel though. The don't give a email confirmation. Do you have an address for Mary's hotel?

    June 1

    • TJ (.

      Thank you

      June 1

    • Nestor D.

      HaLey, and whoever is looking for a ride, My Name Is Nestor Diaz, im going to this event too and was thinking if you guys don't mind we can pitch in for a rental truck and I will rent the truck for the weekend trip, let me know what you think.

      July 7

  • Berni

    Hi! I'm Berni and I'm new at Calgary. I would like to go to the whole weekend, but I have the same problem as Haley. Can anybody help me too to get there (and back :) )? Thanks in advance! (I live in the northwest but can go any train station if its better)

    July 5

  • Mike O

    Hey DSN. If you are in the planning and looking at sharing a car ride, hotel room... then great. Please understand that your comments below go to everyone. A suggestion is please go to private email. Thank you :)

    June 30

  • Kelly

    I'm all booked too. So excited to go.

    June 14

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