Are you planning a family escape to the Alberta Rockies this summer and wondering how you can make the most of your time in the mountains? While the team at Hydra River Guides is best known for our rafting expertise and tend to think that a day on the water is one of the best ways to experience the Rockies (can you blame us?), there are endless ways to experience the natural beauty and wonder that make up this incredible part of our big “backyard”.
Banff and its surrounding communities, including Golden, BC, where Hydra is based, attract countless guests each year, all looking to make the most of Alberta’s biggest outdoor playground. With countless hiking trails, viewpoints, attractions and plenty of ways to relax, it’s no wonder that the Rockies are a favourite vacation spot for Albertans from all provinces. Whether you’re a diehard thrill seeker that’s looking to spend your time jumping into heart-pumping adventures or are hoping to take things a little slower, relax, and soak in the natural beauty, Banff and Golden have plenty of ways to keep you satisfied. To help you make the most of your time in the mountains this summer below is a shortlist of some of the best ways to let your inner adventurer shine!