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!
Banff National Park was established in 1885 as Canada’s first National Park, and the third ever park of its kind in the world. National Parks are natural areas protected by the government of Canada in order to maintain their original state for all to explore. As conservation sites, our parks act as a place for research, rehabilitation, and of course, public enjoyment. Within its 6,641 km2 (2,564 miles) of land, Banff boasts seven National historic sites, and over 1,600 km (1,000 miles) of hiking trails.
Reach New Peaks
There’s a reason Banff is known as an outdoor playground year round: as the highest town in Canada (reaching an elevation of 4,537 ft), there are plenty of surrounding ski resorts, hot springs, and sights to take in.
Perfect for Thrillseeking and Relaxation
No matter what your vacation style is, Banff has something to suit your tastes. Whether you’re at home in the spa, or are looking for heart pumping action, Banff is the perfect place to chill out and connect with nature.
A Natural Paradise
With nature beckoning right at your fingertips, it’s hard to avoid the call of the wild. Banff and nearby Golden, BC (approximately 90 minutes away) are a hotspot for those looking to tackle one of the most rafted spots in North America. Hydra River Guides has been sharing the Kicking Horse River with adventurers for over 30 years. The Kicking Horse features world renowned Class 4 rapids, three stunning waterfalls, and plenty of serene stretches that allow you to enjoy the view. Whitewater rafting can be a fun adventure for the whole family (we offer a short, gentle trip for children age 6* and up), bachelor/bachelorette parties, and anyone looking for a fantastic way to cool off and get up close and personal with nature! As one of the leading crews on the river, Hydra treats our guests to an ultra exclusive River Base that include flush toilets, warm showers, and riverfront views, so you can suit up and unwind in luxury.
What Are You Waiting For?
There’s no better time to get out and explore the Rocky Mountains! Come join us on the legendary Kicking Horse River for a day of rafting you’re sure to remember, and then treat yourself to all the wonders Banff has to offer. You’ll be glad you came!
For more information about booking for a group, packages, and all things rafting, contact our team today!