Golden Days with Hydra River Guides
SuperUser Account / Tuesday, April 27, 2021 / Categories: Rafting

Golden Days with Hydra River Guides

Golden Days with Hydra River Guides

Feeling a little stir crazy and ready to let loose with a wild adventure in the Canadian Rockies this summer? Don’t miss out on an incredible opportunity to explore Canada’s stunning natural “backyard” in 2021 with the help of Hydra River Guides. Located just 75 minutes away from Banff in Golden, BC, our team of wild water experts has welcomed guests to the Kicking Horse for over 30 years, and with competitively priced packages, making the most of your adventure has never been easier. Learn more below!

So Much to See!

One of the best parts of visiting the Canadian Rockies is that you’ll never run of things to see or do, no matter how long you stay or how often you come to play. From the world-famous ski hills that bring guests from all over the world to Banff during the winter to big and bold natural beauties like the Kicking Horse River that are a constant draw for adrenaline junkies, there’s something here for everyone! Golden, BC is a relatively short drive away from the bustling town of Banff and treats guests to a laid-back atmosphere alongside the stunning views the Rockies are known for. Alongside tackling wild waters, below are some of the many activities you can enjoy in and around the Kicking Horse region.

Connect With the Wild West

Ready to unleash your inner John Wayne and connect with your inner cowboy? Hop in the saddle and take to the trails with one of our leisurely horseback rides which will give you plenty of time to learn about this beautiful region. Suitable for guests 12 and up, our guides will take you on a tour you’re sure to remember, and when combined with our Horsing around or Horseplay packages, you’ll get an extra dose of fun on top of our Kicking Horse Classic trip.

Note: Trail rides for these packages are offered out of Banff


Golden is legendary for the many, many trails that line the area, each with breathtaking views and plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs. Trails vary in difficulty, making hiking a suitable option for all ages and experience levels, and give you the chance to hike popular areas like Thompson Falls, the Iceline Trail, and plenty more!

From Water To Sky

Want to soar to new heights after conquering the river? Why not throw on aside to the top of Sulphur Mountain with our Horseplay package or zip to the top of the Lake Louise gondola with River Deep Mountain High? Both give you the chance to take in the region like never before and experience the full beauty of the Rockies up close.

Heart-Pounding Rapids

Finally, the main star of the show (in our humble opinion, of course) is 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!. Learn more about our rafting expeditions here, or by contacting us today.

Want to travel extra safe this summer? Rent a book exclusively for your household by contacting us about our book a boat program!