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The Last Waltz: Your Choice for an Action Packed Afternoon

As the final trip of the day, the Last Waltz departs at 3:45 pm daily. Setting off from our exclusive River Base (located right on the bank of the Kicking Horse) allows you to hit the water without any delays, maximizing your time on the rapids. Our guides will take your through rapids ranging from class 1-4, including the infamous Shotgun and Portage sections!

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The Last Waltz: Your Choice for an Action Packed Afternoon
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Kickin' it Classic Style on the Kicking Horse River

When it comes to having a blast on the water, Hydra River Guides is your number one choice for whitewater rafting in Banff. For over 30 years, we’ve helped adventure seekers and adrenaline junkies experience the infamous Kicking Horse River. Home to wicked rapids, incredible views, and a ton, there’s no better place to get your thrill on! Hydra operates several excursions on the river daily, with our Classic trip being a customer favourite. Why? Find out below!

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Kickin' it Classic Style on the Kicking Horse River
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Banff Alberta: Your Whitewater Paradise

Each summer, Banff, Alberta treats millions of visitors to stunning views, fantastic food, and no shortage of activities for adventures big and small. With some of the best rapids, and trails in Canada, it’s no wonder that the Rocky Mountains attract adrenaline junkies from all over the world. If you’re looking to blow off some steam this summer and get your paddles deep into a thrilling whitewater expedition, here’s a few reasons Banff is the perfect place for you and your crew!

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Banff Alberta: Your Whitewater Paradise
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The Hydra Kicking Horse River Base: Raft in Luxury!

If you’re looking to hit the mountains this summer, there’s no better way to have a blast in the outdoors by suiting up, grabbing a paddle, and tackling some of the best rapids North America has to offer. For over 30 years, Hydra River Guides has been Banff’s first choice for whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River.

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The Hydra Kicking Horse River Base: Raft in Luxury!
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Back With a Splash! Hydra River Guide's 2018 Season is Here!

Who’s ready to grab your paddle, zip up your life jacket (safety first!), and hit the water? We are! Hydra River Guides is excited to announce that our 2018 rafting season is officially open! We’ve been guiding thousands of guests down the Kicking Horse River for over 30 years, helping them experience thrills, immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area, and make wild memories the whole gang to share around our ultra-exclusive River Base.

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Back With a Splash! Hydra River Guide's 2018 Season is Here!
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Pulse Racing Fun with Hydra River Guides

Have a thirst for adventure that a day on the water can’t quite quench? No worries, Hydra still has you covered! Our Adrenaline Junkie package takes you from water to sky, giving you the thrill of world class rapids, paired with the exhilaration of skydiving from 10,000 ft.

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Pulse Racing Fun with Hydra River Guides
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Raft Banff with Hydra's Early Bird 2018 Special!

Hydra’s official 2018 season hasn’t kicked off on the Kicking Horse quite yet (we’re crossing our fingers and waiting for the snow to clear right along with you!), there’s no time like the present to book your rafting adventure!

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Raft Banff with Hydra's Early Bird 2018 Special!
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The Lap of Luxury: Inside Hydra's Kicking Horse River Base

Hydra River Guides knows that there’s no shortage of rafting companies to help you get wet and wild this summer. For over 30 years, we’ve been fortunate to call the Kicking Horse River home and to guide adventurers down the water we know and love.

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The Lap of Luxury: Inside Hydra's Kicking Horse River Base