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Hydra River Guides

The Kicking Horse River boasts big waves, continuous rapids, and a rich Wild West history.

Carving a passage through the spectacular Kicking Horse Canyon, the river is set amongst some of the best scenery in the Rockies.

The Hydra River Base is where your adventure begins and ends. Located a short drive from Banff, Lake Louise and Golden, the journey is filled with stunning views and wildlife spotting. Featuring an exclusive 6 acres of land right on the riverbank, the River Base includes flush toilets, change rooms and hot beach style showers to make sure you suit up in comfort before hitting the water.

Hydra River Guides has been introducing visitors to the thrills of rafting for 23 years. The safety and enjoyment of guests is paramount. They are constantly enhancing their rafting adventures to ensure guests have a memorable rafting experience.

Each section of river has its own rhythm, challenges and rewards. With 3 distinctive trips offered, from mild and classic adventures to a thrilling and ultimate adventure, the Kicking Horse River has something for everyone.

Mild Trip
Perfect for families with young children, this rafting adventure will take you through a relaxing float through the gentler areas of the Kicking Horse River. There will also be time to enjoy the water, take in the sights and includes lunch.

Kicking Horse Classic & Last Waltz Trips
The Kicking Horse River is famous for its rapids. Some of the most popular stretches are the portage and shotgun sections. These class 4 rapids are the biggest on the river and a ton of fun.

All rafting tours include certified guides, river gear, BBQ lunch and access to their private river site facility complete with volleyball courts.

Join in for a rafting adventure down the Kicking Horse River!



Contact Information

211 Bear Street


T1L 1A8



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