Stay And Play: Planning The Ultimate Kicking Horse Day Trip
Looking to make the most of your Canadian Rocky getaway and extend your fun? With so many fantastic areas to explore in the region, there’s no shortages of adventures to be had. For those looking to make a splash and tackle the mighty rivers that the Rockies are famous for, Golden, BC is a must-visit destination. Home to the epic Kicking Horse River, Golden is just 75 minutes away from Banff, Alberta and is surrounded by six of Canada’s most stunning national parks: Yoho, Glacier, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and Mount Revelstoke. If you’re hoping to conquer the river, but are wondering what to do afterwards (after all, a true adventurer never quits!), below are just a few of the many activities you can enjoy in and around the Kicking Horse region.
Unleash Your Inner Cowboy
What’s a trip to the mountains without an adventure on horseback? Jump in the saddle for a leisurely trail ride through the lush forest landscape and take in the natural beauty with ease.
Psst, did you know? Hydra offers our Raft, Ride, and Relax as well as our Horsing Round packages for those wishing to add a Rocky Mountain trail ride* to their day.
*Trail rides for these packages are offered out of Banff
Take a Hike
If there’s one thing Golden is well known for aside from its wild waters, its seemingly infinite trails that wind through the area. Take in Thompson Falls like never before, hike the Iceline Trail, and allow yourself to absorb the quiet wonder and tranquility that fills the area.
Meet Boo The Bear!
Did you know that the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is home to a Grizzly Bear refuge? Get up close with one of the wild’s biggest creatures from the safety of the interpretative centre, and learn all about these incredible animals.
Heart Pounding Rapids
Finally, there’s no denying that one of the most popular reasons for visiting Golden is the rushing rapids of the Kicking Horse River. As one of North America’s most renowned spots for whitewater rafting, countless visitors flock to the shores of this mighty river each season. The Kicking Horse features Class I-IV rapids, treating rafters to thrills around every bend, and is sure to delight everyone from the littlest explorers all the way up to seasoned experts.
Experience You Can Trust
With over 30 years on the Kicking Horse, Hydra’s team of guides know just how important safety is on the water. From making sure you have the best equipment to training you on the ways of the raft, we’ve got you covered! We offer plenty of adventures to choose from, including trips suitable for even the littlest of adventures. Learn more about our rafting expeditions here, or by contacting us today
Hydra’s 2020 season kicks off May 15. Book Before March 31 for 20% off our most popular trip, the Kicking Horse Classic!