About Our River Guides - Hydra River Guides

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On behalf of our owners, Daryn and Kristen McCutcheon, welcome to one of the best backyards Canada has to offer. 

The Hydra crew boasts some of the most experienced guides on the river. We’re proud to play host and to share our love of the Rockies with our guests! Our team sees long-term employees return each summer, and our guides are at home on the constantly changing Kicking Horse River.

We’re passionate about making the river accessible to rafters of all types and levels of experience. The highlight of our day is watching guests light up after they’ve conquered tricky rapids and seen firsthand just how capable they are! 

At Hydra you raft with us, so get your paddles ready…you’re a part of the team!

In our over 30 years of experience, we’ve consistently held ourselves to the highest standards, taking pride in adopting the newest technology to ensure safety and rafter experience. 


Our River Base provides exceptional comfort and convenience for guests, maximizing your time on the water and ensuring you warm up afterwards at our beautiful facility.

Hydra has built a reputation on trust and professionalism, and we believe in giving back to the rafting community every chance we get. Living in the Rockies is a privilege; we’re thrilled to share the place we love with rafters.

Join us for a trip down the river you won’t forget. Grab your paddle, and let’s hit the water!

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