The Hydra River Base is located on the banks of the Kicking Horse River, just 40 minutes west of Lake Louise and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Banff. Getting here is easy.
The drive is filled with stunning views and wildlife sightings. We are the closest rafting operator to Banff and our base is right at the top of the river. There's no need to board any shuttle buses; once you're kitted out with gear, we’re off!
In Spring 2021, there is a HWY construction project in the Kicking Horse Canyon. This project does not affect travel to our Rafting base if you are coming from the East (Field, Lake Louise, Banff, Calgary). However, there are mid week closures from Golden during May if you are coming from the West. During regular rafting season (June - September), there should be no road closures due to construction from either direction.