SuperUser Account / Wednesday, March 4, 2020 / Categories: Rafting

Family Friendly Rafting On The Kananaskis River

Family Friendly Rafting On The Kananaskis River

Are you looking to introduce your littlest adventurers to the wonderfully wild world of whitewater rafting? Worried about tackling the killer rapids that the Kicking Horse is famous for? Hydra River Guides is pleased to offer multiple family friend trips, including our Mild Trip on the Kicking Horse in Golden, BC as well as our tours of the Kananaskis River. As a gentler alternative to the Kicking Horse, the Kananaskis is ideal for those wanting a slow and steady intro to rating. Learn more about the Kananaskis as well as Hydra’s trips below.

Welcome To The Beautiful Bow Valley
Located just 45 minutes west of Calgary, Kananaskis Country gives rafters stunning views of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Flowing southeast to the Upper Kananaskis Lake, the river flows through multiple provincial parks and has a total length of 74km. Regulated by dam control, the rapids on the Kananaskis range from Class II to III and are typically easier to navigate than the Kicking Horse and is ideal for timid rafters as well as children.

Expertise You Can Trust

For those with children ages 5 to 11, we understand that the prospect of rafting a major river like the Kicking Horse can feel intimidating. For over 30 years, our guides have helped adventurers of all ages and experience levels navigate rapids in a safe and fun manner. We believe that rafting can be a one-of-a-kind bonding experience for the whole family, and strive to ensure that every trip is as safe as possible. That way you can suit up, grab your paddle, and raft with confidence!

What to Expect
Prepare to have fun! No matter your age or experience level, the guides at Hydra are here to make your trip on the river as enjoyable as possible. Get ready to get wet, learn some new paddle skills, and make memories you’re sure to laugh about for years to come!

The Rundown

Details for our Kananaskis River trips are:

Meet at River Base: 1:30 PM

What’s Included:

All river rafting gear including neoprene wetsuit, rain jacket, life jacket, wetsuit booties helmet, and guide instruction. You will need to bring a swimsuit, towel, and a bag for your personal belongings.


While we love to include everyone on our adventures, for safety purposes, all rafters must be at least 5 years of age and weigh a minimum of 45lbs.

Ready to make a splash? Book your trip now!