Choose Your Kicking Horse Adventure With Hydra River Guides
With over 30 years on the River, Hydra River Guides is one of the most experienced rafting companies on the Kicking Horse. Located just 25 km East of Golden, BC (approximately 90 minutes from Banff, Alberta), Hydra is the closest company to Banff, and offers rafters access to our ultra exclusive River Base, situated right on the banks of the Kicking Horse. Learn more about our trips below!
Adventures For Everyone
Whether you’re a first time rafter or a seasoned veteran on the water, Hydra River Guide’s trips are designed to accommodate all experience levels. Our staff put safety first and ensure that every rafter has the proper equipment and training to navigate the rapids with ease. With trips designed for even the littlest adventurers (check out our Mild Trip!), you never have to worry about feeling out of your depth.
Join Us On For A Ride You’ll Never Forget
Hydra currently offers three different trips down the Kicking Horse:
The Kicking Horse Classic
As our most popular trip, the Kicking Horse Classic departs from our River Base, located right on the banks of the Kicking Horse (which means you get even more time on the water), and treats rafters to stunning scenery as you navigate the upper rapids, and world class 1-4 rapids as you venture forward. Departing at 9 am or 12:30 pm daily, tour is approximately 4 hours in total, and includes a delicious BBQ lunch back at the base to wrap things up.
Bringing children between the ages of 6-11 along with you for an epic day on the water? The Mild offers a more gentle experience during your 1 hour float down the river. Wrap up with a BBQ lunch at the end of the day and swap stories with your fellow rafters!
Looking to kick off your trip a little later in the day? The Last Waltz departs at 3:45 pm and gives you and your fellow rafters an action packed blast down the Kicking Horse in the afternoon. As this is or last trip of the day, it does not include lunch
Are You Ready To Hit The Water?
Don’t miss your chance for an epic day on the Kicking Horse. Contact Hydra to learn more about our trips and bookings, including group rates, today!