Big waves, rushing rapids, wicked whitewater.

This is the Kicking Horse River. 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 in half the time, we have something for everyone!

The Kicking Horse River

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Kicking Horse Classic

139 per person

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This is our most popular trip.

Your journey starts at our private river base and begins on calm water, allowing rafters to enjoy the serene upper section of the Kicking Horse River before heading into the mighty rapids of the middle canyon. As the canyon narrows, the waves build and take rafters on a white water adventure through class 4 rapids, finishing 20 km downstream!

This trip is perfect for first-time rafters and those over 12 yrs and 90lbs.


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The Mild Trip

75 per adult

55 per child

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Perfect for our littlest adventurers.

Our Mild Trip is for families seeking a calm river experience. Enjoy a serene float on the Kicking Horse River while learning fun facts from your guide. Finish your trip with some bigger rapids and maybe even a water fight! Complete the day with a delicious BBQ lunch back at our private Hydra River Base.

This trip is best suited to families with children aged between 6 -11 yrs of age.


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The Ultimate

169 per adult

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Enjoy a double shot of excitement with our longest trip!

Starting with calmer rapids, you can get to know your fellow rafters while enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Kicking Horse Canyon. Then it's on to the thrill of the big middle canyon rapids with Portage and Shotgun. With the Ultimate trip, we explore the mighty class 4 section of whitewater twice! It's double the fun and twice the adventure!


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Last Waltz

109 per adult

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The Last Waltz trip is our last trip of the day and perfect for those who want to pack in a bunch of activities into a short time.

Departing later in the afternoon, this trip rafts the upper and middle cayon of the river. Similar to our popular Kicking Horse Classic Trip, this is 2 hours on the water but departs later and does not include lunch.


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Tackle the rapids as a group!‚Äč

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