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!
The Adventure You Came For
The Kicking Horse Classic gives you exactly what you’re looking for: plenty of time on the water, lots of waves to crush, and even a delicious BBQ lunch to replenish your energy while you and your crew swap stories about conquering the river.
Different from the Start
At Hydra River Guides, we pride ourselves on being the best whitewater company on and out of the water. To make sure your trip starts off on the right foot (or wave), we have a private River Base, located 25 kms east of Golden, BC. Our location is the closest to Banff, and being positioned right on the riverbank means you avoid lengthy bus trips before setting off. Simply suit up, grab your paddle and you’ll be on your way!
Crowd Pleasing Classic
The Classic kicks off in the serene upper section of the river, giving you time to get used to the raft and learn about the Kicking Horse before you travel into the narrower sections of the canyons and the rapids get rowdy. You’ll face class 1-4 rapids that bring big waves, tons of splashes, and a roaring good time. Popular rapid you’ll hit include Shot Gun, Portage, Man Eater, and Rollercoaster.
Wrap Up in Style
Once your time on the river is done, you’ll return to our River Base where you can enjoy our warm showers, cozy change rooms, beach volleyball courts and more. We’ll treat you to a delicious BBQ and give you time to relax in the natural beauty surrounding you before the day comes to a close.
Looking for the ultimate action-packed weekend getaway? Check out our packages, for even more fun and adventure. Contact our team to learn more, or to book your trip today!