The Mild - Hydra River Guides

Have some little adventurers and want a gentle raft trip?

The Mild trip is perfect for families seeking a calmer river experience.

79 per adult

59 per child

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Starting from our private river base, enjoy a serene family float down the Kicking Horse River. Marvel at the scenery, lookout for wildlife and enjoy some commentary from our friendly guides. Then, it’s onto some whitewater! Get a taste of the rapids, enjoy the splashes from class 1-3 waves and maybe even share in a rival raft water fight. After your trip, once you're back in dry clothes, check out your group rafting shot in our lodge and maybe pick up a souvenir of your day.

This trip includes a delicious BBQ lunch of juicy burgers, fresh salads and even dessert at the private Hydra River Base.

If you’re looking for the best family fun on the river, this is it!

Trip Details

 Departure times:

12:30 am daily

Trip Duration: 1 hour on water, 3 hours in total

 Trip includes:

Everything to get you on the river: wetsuit, fleece, spray jacket, life jacket, neoprene booties and helmet plus guide instruction, safety briefing, BBQ lunch, drinks and dessert. Please bring a swimsuit, towel & bag for personal belongings. There is a secure place on site to leave your belongings while rafting.

 Meeting place:

Meet at the Hydra River Base. Transport is available from Banff & Lake Louise for an additional $20.

 What’s for Lunch:

We offer a delicious riverside BBQ lunch. On the menu is juicy Alberta Angus beef or vegetarian burgers, fresh, baked, local buns, assorted salads, chocolate brownies and cold beverages. 

 This trip is best for:

Families with children aged 6-11 yrs. First time rafters (over 12yrs) should try the Kicking Horse Classic trip.


All rafters must be at least 6 years of age and weigh minimum 50lbs.

79 per adult

59 per child

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We had the best time with Hydra River Guides! We were a family of 9 from ages 7- 70 and we went out with Jaro and he was so much fun!

- Jennifer G, TRIP ADVISOR