Experience Elite Thrills White Water Rafting with Hydra River Guides
SuperUser Account / Friday, May 27, 2022 / Categories: Rafting

Experience Elite Thrills White Water Rafting with Hydra River Guides

Experience Elite Thrills White Water Rafting with Hydra River Guides

Does your summer vacation include a trip to the Rocky Mountains? If you're searching for adventure in the Canadian wilderness, conquering the rapids in the Kicking Horse River is the perfect activity for your inner adrenaline junkie. With stunning views and its proximity to Banff, taking the plunge into the Kicking Horse River is a great way to spend your summer vacation. Hydra River Guides is here to ensure you have an incredible experience rafting down the river! Continue reading to learn more about the Kicking Horse River and white water rafting with Hydra River Guides.


The History Behind the Kicking Horse

The Kicking Horse River begins as a glacial meltwater stream that flows down the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. The river starts high on the Wapta Icefields, so the water you're rafting down was initially frozen in a glacier for thousands of years. You could even say that the river is filled with history. The river received its unique name amid the Palliser Expedition of 1858. James Hector, the expedition's doctor, was kicked in the chest by his horse while attempting to cross the brisk waters of the Kicking Horse. Today the Trans Canada Highways follow the river's course. The Kicking Horse River is the Canadian Rockies' premier white water rafting river and a hotspot for a range of tourist adventures. So if you're looking for a touch of history, a thrilling ride, or astounding natural sights, the Kicking Horse River is your vacation destination!


Thrilling Rafting Adventures

In the late 70s, white water rafting took off in the Canadian Rockies, with the first trips likely being taken in the Banff area on the Bow River. White water rafting on the Kicking Horse began not long after that, in the mid-1980s. Today, anyone can enjoy rafting down the Canadian Rockies on a dozen different rivers. At Hydra River Guides, we are thrilled to take you on the adventure of a lifetime down the stunning class 1-4 rapids on the Kicking Horse River. With 22 km of (14 miles) of rushing water ready to be conquered, the Kicking Horse is the perfect river for beginner and experienced riders. If you're ready to experience the best adrenaline rush the Canadian Rockies has to offer, check out Hydra River Guides' rafting trips!


The 2022 Season Has Arrived!

Our 2022 season kicked off in May, and our team is excited to welcome you to the Kicking Horse River all summer long! Peak rapids tend to be around mid-June throughout the rest of July, so make sure you book your adventure in advance! At Hydra River Guides, we're excited to guide you down the river until the season closes in September.


Ready to Start Paddling?

For over 30 years, Hydra River Guides has been sending adventure seekers down the Kicking Horse. Hydra River Guides' exclusive river base is located directly on the banks of the Kicking Horse River in Golden, BC. That means you get additional time to experience the wicked rapids and enjoy the surrounding area. Whether you're looking for a great summer activity for the whole family, an adrenaline rush or you're looking for adventure; you're sure to have the time of your life white water rafting with Hydra River Guides. Contact us to learn more about our rafting expeditions!

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