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:

12:30 pm daily

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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Last Waltz

Afternoon delight

$115

per person

Departure Time:

3:45 pm daily

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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Tackle the rapids as a group!‚Äč

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