Designation

Kicking Horse River

Why Was the River Designated?

The Kicking Horse is a classic example of a glacier-fed mountain river and was designated a Canadian Heritage River in 1989 in recognition of its outstanding natural heritage, its recreational and cultural features. The designation includes the 49 km section of the Kicking Horse River and 18 km of the Yoho River within Yoho National Park, in British Columbia.