Heart pumping, skin rippling, grin-inducing adventure: Adrenaline Junkies, you’ve found your next destination! Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Banff is a thrill seeker's paradise. At Hydra River Guides, we understand that sometimes the beaten path needs to be left behind. That’s why we’re proud to offer several activities and packages aimed at capturing the full excitement that the Rockies have to offer. There’s no better way to experience nature than by getting up close and personal. Read on to learn about three adrenaline pumping activities that can help you get the most out of your time in the mountains.
If not by land or sky, why not experience nature by sea (river)? Take a wild ride down the infamous Kicking Horse River with some of the most experienced guides in the area! Rafting is the perfect option for those who love to be in the middle of the action and get their feet wet (literally). As a prime choice for stag and stagette parties, single riders, and groups, rafting has something to offer everyone. Cool off from the beautiful Rocky Mountain sun, and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Kicking Horse from the comfort of your raft. Best of all? Trips depart from our private river base that boasts warm beach style showers to chase off any lasting chill!
Want a bird’s eye view of the Rockies? If a helicopter tour doesn’t quite tickle your fancy, our Via Ferrata is a blast. Via Ferrata translates from Italian to “Iron Path”. Fixed to the cliffs that line the Mt. Norquay ski area, this iron road allows participants to traverse the rock face safely, enjoying incredible views in the process. Perfect for thrill seekers and cautious adventurers alike, these tours offer a protected and reliable mountaineering environments for guests to travel along the cliffside. Following a network of secured cables, fixed anchor points, and a suspension bridge, ACMG-certified guides will help you conquer the alpine ridge with confidence.
If jumping out of a plane isn’t your speed, we’ve got plenty of options for land lovers. Rev up and prepare to go off road through some of the oldest Canadian mountains. ATV trips are a fantastic way to kick up some dust and get some hands-on experience in the wilderness. All tours are guided, and our variety of trails means that young explorers can take part too. Whether you’re looking for a full or half day expedition, or a few hours to hit the trails, we have a trip suited to your needs. Tours operate from both Golden and Panorama, giving you the chance to experience different trails native to either location.
If you are short on time or just want to max your thrills, check out our rafting and ATV or Raft and Via Ferrata packages!
No matter your style of fun-seeking, we are here to connect you with your next big adventure!