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2017 marks Hydra River Guides 31st year of rafting! The Kicking Horse River boasts big waves, continuous rapids and a guaranteed good time! With 4 rafting trips on offer, ranging from our mild, family trip to our popular Kicking Horse Classic and the Ultimate, Hydra River Guides has a trip to suit all abilities and budgets.

Conveniently located a short drive from Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Canmore, Radium Hot Springs and Revelstoke, the private Hydra River Guides river base provides a safe, comfortable and scenic environment for you to start and end your Kicking Horse rafting adventure. Come and see why Hydra is the biggest and best rafting company on the river.

170,000 rafters can't be wrong.
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An Interview with Hydra's Head Guide, Dave O.

I started my journey to becoming a rafting guide through my background as a white water kayaker. From the age of age of 12, I would spend my summers paddling for fun and racing both slalom and downriver through the Ontario White Water Association.

The Kicking Horse River: 3 Fun Facts

The stunning Kicking Horse River is known for rushing rapids, it’s unusual name and is synonymous¬≠¬≠ with adventures for thrill seekers and families alike. As one of the most popular spots for rafting in the area, Hydra River Guides would like to share three interesting facts about the river we know and love!