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4 Apr 2017

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.

23 Mar 2017

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!

16 Mar 2017

​Make a Splash, Take the Plunge: Rafting Stags and Stagettes

There’s no better way to get ready for your next ‘big adventure’ than by hitting the rapids. After all, whitewater rafting is a lot like marriage: exciting, unique each trip, sometimes a little bumpy, but always one heck of a ride! Here are a few quick answers for those considering this once in a lifetime way of celebrating their upcoming marriage.


14 Mar 2017

FamJam Adventures: Exploring the River with the whole family

If you’re looking for a magical and memorable family vacation, river rafting has you set! Imagine basking in the sun, taking in the beauty of the outdoors, and connecting as a family over lots of laughter. White Water Rafting creates a fun atmosphere for the whole family, but requires some planning ahead to make sure everyone is safe on the river! Hydra River Guides encourages you to read through the following tips to help you prepare for your trip.

13 Mar 2017

Day Trips: A Whirlwind of Adventure!

Located just 5 hours from Edmonton, and 2.5 hours from Calgary, a day on the Kicking Horse is the perfect mini-trip that’s sure to leave you re-energized!