Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting Trips - Hydra River Guides

Big waves, rushing rapids, wicked whitewater.

This is the Kicking Horse River, the best whitewater rafting experience in the Canadian Rockies. Hydra River Guides is proud to introduce you to the river we call home. No matter what kind of adventurer you are, we've got you covered. Set among some of the most stunning scenery, rafting gives you the opportunity to breathe in the fresh mountain air, get splashed by glacier water and the chance to simply enjoy the great outdoors!


The Family Whitewater 

Family Fun


per adult (12+)


per child

Departure Time:

Daily: 9:15 am


1  hour on water
2-2.5 hours in total duration

Trip best for:

Families with children aged between 8-11 yrs

Perfect for our littlest adventurers! The Family Whitewater is for those seeking a calm river experience. Enjoy a serene 1-hour float down the Kicking Horse River, with stunning views and small splashes. 

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Kicking Horse Classic

Most Popular

$125   $135

        AM Trip                                   PM Trip

Departure Times:

Daily: 9:15am & 1:15pm


2 hours on water
3 hours in total duration

Trip best for:

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

Raft all the rapids on the river. 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. This is the best trip on the river. Hands down.

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Last Waltz

Afternoon delight


per person

Departure Time:

3:45 pm
July 1 - Sept 3rd


2 hours on water
3 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! 

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Tackle the rapids as a group!‚Äč

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