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Kicking Horse River

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Address: Highway 1, Golden, British Columbia, Canada
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+1 403-762-4554

Restless river passing through picturesque valleys offers spectacular...

Restless river passing through picturesque valleys offers spectacular scenery and some of the finest white water rafting in the country.

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Awesome! But must have good group and awesome instructor

This was great experience. I rafted when I was younger but not for a long time. We had a great group and guide Jaan (amazing) best ever he made it worth while. We were paired... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
Niagara Falls, Canada
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This was great experience. I rafted when I was younger but not for a long time. We had a great group and guide Jaan (amazing) best ever he made it worth while. We were paired with another family then moved thank God. it was awesome cause everyone was great and we got more rocks then everyone because if you have... More 

Thank Mostic
Brighton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Lovely river...lots of options for rafting, mud baths, walking. Freezing glacial water. Lots of places to stay along the edge but Quantum Leaps gets my vote.

Thank Sylvia B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend going rafting on the Kicking Horse river. The staff really made this event extra special. They are clearly very passionate about rafting and take the safety and enjoyment of their customers very seriously. The equipment was excellent and the provided lunch was quite good. You can buy towels from them for $5 if you need. We had... More 

Thank Ronnie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous white water rafting experience with Hydra Rafting. Our guide, Jan, was great. Water was cold. Raining. Despite the cold and no sun-- fantastic trip.

Thank Sharon D
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Had a great afternoon with Hydra. A really nice hamburger lunch, followed by humorous and detailed safety briefing, and then a great time on the river. Very clean facilities, even hot showers. We were a little nervous as we were all over 60 with some physical limitations - but it was a perfect day - exhilarating but not over the... More 

Thank Judy_Ohi0
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

A great glimpse of history, especially if the trains come through while you are watching. The viewpoint can be a bit crowded if a bus or two arrives with you.

Thank Sandy S
Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Had so much fun at Hydra white water rafting with our guide Jan who taught us lots about rafting and the history of the park. Would highly recommend to anyone especially those who have not tried it before.

Thank emmaball4837
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Thanks to our bus driver Glenn and rafting guide Sam at Hydra River Guides for making our whitewater experience in the Rockies full of laughs and our wetsuits full of ice cold water. 😜👍😳

Thank Erica S
Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The kicking Horse River can be seen from Hwy 1 as it snakes through the mountains. The color of the water is that blue/green color and every turn you see some rapids/white water. We did raft the upper and middle sections with Glacier (also reviewed) and the scenery and views were spectacular. If you are ever in the area, you... More 

Thank Mike S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

So much fun! Great staff and guides. Never been rafting before and highly recommend! Great lunch as well. Rapids were awesome

Thank Shannon S

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