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. Hydra has also had the opportunity to learn what works best, and to grow with our rafter’s comfort and enjoyment at the front of mind. Our desire to provide the best experience possible to our guests led to the development of one thing that sets Hydra apart from every other company on the water: our ultra-exclusive River Base, right on the waterfront. Learn more about rafting in style below!
Location, location, location
The Hydra River Base is located 25 kilometres east of Golden, BC, making us the closest rafting company to Banff. Our Base features six acres of land directly on the banks of the Kicking Horse, meaning that you don’t lose any time getting to and from a launch site!
Comfort shouldn’t be an afterthought
Long days on the river have taught us just how important it is to have a place to suit up before you set off, and to regroup after your adventure. Hydra’s River Base includes flush toilets, showers, and change rooms to make sure you stay warm and cozy! We also have secure storage for all your personal belongings, so there’s no need to worry while you’re out on the water.
Kick back and relax!
One of the best parts of our River Base is the space we have for extra fun. Once you’re finished with your trip on the Kicking Horse, warm up in our facilities, and then swap stories around the picnic area. If you’ve still got some energy to burn off, we’ve got a volleyball court at your disposal and plenty of space for other games to take place. Several of our trips include lunch, so you’ll be able to enjoy our delicious BBQ in our private space while taking in the beauty of the Kicking Horse and the Alberta Rockies.
If you’re planning on taking a river adventure this summer, make sure you choose a company you can trust. For over 30 years, Hydra has safely helping guests create lasting memories and explore the Canadian Wilderness on the Kicking Horse River. To learn more about our rafting trips, rafting packages, and group rates, contact us today!