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Hydra River Guides

211 Bear Street | Shop 104, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
+1 800-644-8888
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Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting
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Rafting on the Kicking Horse is a MUST DO activity during your vacation to the Canadian Rockies.Hydra River Guides has been introducing visitors to whitewater rafting since 1986. We offer trips to suit all budgets and abilities. Are you ready to join us?
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211 Bear Street | Shop 104, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
+1 800-644-8888
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an amazing day with Hydra. We originally booked with Banff Adventures to find out the rafting is taken by Hydra, we drove to the grizzly bear refuge on Kicking Horse Resort (as those were the instructions on the email from Banff Adventures) however...More

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My new hubbie and I chose the hydra "Classic" rafting package on our honeymoon in banff. The overall hydra experience was professional and FUN from start to finish! Our bus driver Glen started off the morning with a classic hits playlist and apart from being...More

Thank Niamh M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After making our way to Banff on stop 3 of 5 (Vancouver & jasper already conquered) we decided to book a day of white water rafting with these guys Hydra River Guides - how pleased are we that we did , it was a fantastic...More

Thank BriH28
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had never been white water rafting so didn't really know what to expect. We got kitted up,if you do go just wear a swimming costume as all the kit is provided from the boots through to wet-suit and splash jacket and fleece. You are...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great company to go with, all friendly when we arrived. Had a good BBQ, good burgers! Then the paddle was good fun, the instructor (Dave O) was a cool guy and always felt safe and that he was in total control. Highly recommend these guys...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on our "classic" ride down kicking horse river with Hydra river guides. We drove ourselves to the AM trip. Google had no trouble finding the address. Hydra gave a 30 minute safety lesson, then provided wet suits, booties, fleece jackets,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time rafting with the Hydra crew down the kicking horse. Very safety-conscious and good gear. Peaceful float at first and then the excitement gets better and better. Wish we would have done the extended trip to get more white water. Would definitely...More

Thank HowKoKin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hydra team made us feel welcome as soon as we stepped out of the car. Made sure we had a barbecued cheeseburger, gave us our safety demo, and kitted us out with wet suites, neoprene boots, helmets, and life jackets. We met our guide,...More

Thank Chris_in_Quebec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an unbelievable experience. Thrilling, and good value, the staff are highly trained, knowledgable and entertaining. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

Thank Broos85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rafted the Kicking Horse River while on our first trip to Canada. Had a great time with Hydra River Rafting. They ran a first class operation. We had Sam as our guide. I would highly recommend requesting him. Sam made sure we had a blast....More

Thank CRader24
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Are these available this late in the season?
29 September 2016|
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Response from Bernard E | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them directly, they are friendly and helpful and I am sure they can let you know how late into the season they run.
What will the water level be like in the river in late August? Is it still good rafting conditions? And, how far is the starting point from Calgary?
25 July 2016|
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Response from HydraBanff | Property representative |
Hello Thanks for your interest in Hydra. The river base is about 2.5- 3 hours drive from Calgary. We raft until mid September but as it's a glacier fed river the water levels drop as the season progresses. It is still a... More
Do you have age requirements? Sounds like a blast. I have 3 children....ages 11,10, and 7.
22 April 2016|
Response from sassyscameron | Reviewed this property |
They have a mild trip that they recommend for children aged 6-11 years and have to weigh more than 50 lbs. If you google "Hydra river guides" then once you are on their webpage, click on "Rafting trips" you will find this... More