Big waves, rushing rapids, wicked whitewater.

This is the Kicking Horse River, the best whitewater experience from Banff. Hydra River Guides is proud to introduce you to the river we call home. No matter what kind of adventure you're looking for, we've got you covered. From a gentle ride that's family friendly, to our ever popular Kicking Horse Classic tour, or those looking for major thrills later in the day, we have something for everyone!

KICKING HORSE RIVER TRIPS

Kicking Horse Classic

Most Popular

$149

per person

Departure Times:

Daily: 12:30 pm.

Duration:

2 hours on water
4 hours in total duration

Trip best for:

First-time rafters and those over 12 yrs and 90 lbs

This unforgettable journey begins calmly, then it’s onto the mighty rapids the Kicking Horse is famous for. As the canyon narrows, the waves build, drenching rafters in continuous rapids finishing 20 km downstream. BBQ Lunch included. Trips departs at the warmest part of the day! Transport available from Banff

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The Mild

Family Fun

$79

per adult

$59

per child

Departure Time:

Daily: 12:30 pm

Duration:

1  hour on water
3 hours in total duration

Trip best for:

Families with children aged between 6-11 yrs

Perfect for our littlest adventurers! The Mild is for families seeking a calm river experience. Enjoy a serene 1-hour float down the Kicking Horse River, with stunning views and small splashes. Trip includes a enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch!

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Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Kick Starter

$129

per person

Departure Time:

8:30 am
June 13th – Sept 7th

Duration:

2 hours on water
3 - 3.5 hours in total duration

Trip best for:

Early risers who are keen to get moving with their day!

There’s nothing quite like a splash of glacial water to kick start your morning. Join us on an early morning raft ride, surfing the rapids of the Kicking Horse. Let your trusty guide steer the crew (with the help of you paddling), down the upper and middle canyons of the river, through the big stuff! The Kicking Horse River is a playground built by nature and it’s to time play! Tour does not include BBQ lunch. No transport from Banff available on this tour.

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Last Waltz

Afternoon delight

$115

per person

Departure Time:

3:45 pm
June 13th – Sept 7th

Duration:

2 hours on water
3 - 3.5 hours in total duration

Trip best for:

Those looking for something to do late in the day

Named for our last rapid, the Last Waltz is our final trip of the day and journeys down the big stuff! Enjoy the banter from our guides and get ready to get wet! No lunch, photos or transport from Banff available for this trip.

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