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Rafting on the Kicking Horse is a MUST DO activity during your vacation to the Canadian Rockies. Let Hydra River Guides introduce you to the water we call home. We offer rafting trips to suit all budgets and abilities, starting at only $55. 180,000...more
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211 Bear Street | Shop 104, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hydra was a fantastic organization - made everything super clear and relaxed and fun. Erik was great guide, and we had a blast! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Tanner K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went rafting last week & it was a tone of fun! Definitely a great family adventure. Our guide Erik was awesome (SHOUT OUT TO ERIK👌) I would highly recommend these guys. Great location, beautiful scenery & great staff.

Thank Donna I
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went rafting this afternoon and it was great! The entire outfit is friendly and helpful, very encouraging! Our guide Dave kept us safe and laughing the whole time! Highly recommended!

Thank Kelly Jo R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had fun on this trip and we were lucky to see elk. Brad was a great host but we would have liked to explore further.

Thank DaveShield
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Never been rafting before - and after this experience- will definitely be doing it a lot more! Felt very safe, but exhilarating nevertheless. The season time means rivers are low so it’s more gentle than at some times, however, there are plenty of thrills and...More

Thank Rhianna8
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A truly excellent experience. 2 hours on the water for a thrilling ride, with a very helpful guide. Very well organised and would recommend

Thank paulrobertpatrickt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have done rafting before and were really impressed by the organisation and professionalism of this company. They made everyone feel safe but ensured they had a great time too. Jose, our guide, was friendly and made the experience interesting and fun, explaining both how...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guys were amazing and pretty friendly. Very simple and funny instructions always looking for well being on the trip itself. The burger was also delicious.

Thank Mekerel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A totally well run experience with competent, attentive and good-humored guides. The Kicking Horse is beautiful river with kicking rapids - Class 3 & 4. We had a ball and highly recommend.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the end of our fantastic holiday in Canada, our family all said what our favourite day was and unanimously we all said it was the white water rafting! Erik, our guide, was amazing throughout the trip, challenging us to do more than we expected...More

Thank Jo B
Tanya P, General Manager at Hydra River Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of your whitewater rafting experience with Hydra. We are happy to be the highlight of your trip! The BBQ always seems to be a hit with our guests and we can't argue that it's delicious. Erik sounds to have done...More

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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.
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
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