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About Hydra River Guides
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 $59. 190,000 rafters can’t be wrong. Are you ready to join us?
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Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting
Experience the thrills and beauty of the Kicking Horse River on a white-water rafting trip suited for all adrenaline junkies (ages 12 and up), regardless of previous rafting experience. This half-day trip is conveniently located close to Banff and Lake Louise (hotel pickup is available). Plus, morning and afternoon start times make it easy to fit the trip into your busy vacation schedule.
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4 hours
from $123.79
Banff National Park Big Canoe Tour
Get a different view of Banff National Park on a canoe tour along the scenic Bow River. Traveling by canoe lets you get out in nature and see wildlife up close without the exertion of hiking. Plus, the big canoe enables your whole group to be together in one place rather than being split up into smaller canoes. This makes it ideal for families with small children.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $45.61
Kicking Horse River Rafting Mild Family Adventure
Brave the fun but relatively calm waters of the Kicking Horse River on this rafting expedition, catered specifically for families with younger children. Join your guide on the leisurely Class 1 and Class 2 rapids found along a stretch of this premier rafting river, before taking a break for a BBQ lunch and some beach volleyball. Your excursion also includes all rafting equipment plus an optional hotel pickup and drop-off from Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise.

Please note: This is a family trip for families with children aged 6 - 11 years.
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3 hours
from $66.78
Wildlife on the Bow Big Canoe Tour
Paddle along the Bow River in a 12-seater canoe as the sun sets in Banff’s backyard during this guided canoe tour. Dip your oars into the water as team and take in the wildlife and mountain scenery as your guide tells you about the animals and land. Be on the lookout for elk, bald eagles, beaver, and muskrats as the current carries you along.
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1 hour 30 minutes
from $43.98
Calgary Flames Hockey Games
This Calgary Flames hockey tour makes going to watch a game easier than ever. Avoid the long ticket lines and planning your own rides, this package includes your admission ticket to a game and round-trip transport from Banff or Canmore. Plus, your guide can fill you in on any hockey knowledge during the rides to and from the stadium.
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5 to 6 hours
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from $113.20
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My twin sister and I went for our 30th birthday and the staff were all beyond helpful. They were interactive and friendly. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 1Mandyf23
Reviewed October 7, 2019

Harvey was great and was very knowledgeable about the history of Banff, the mountains and wildlife!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ed3489
Reviewed September 28, 2019

Garret was a fantastic guide - his added geology knowledge was an awesome bonus. Transport from Banff was very easy, Shannon was so lovely and gave great information on the drive. The lunch that was included was delicious. The scariest part of the tour is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

Had nothing planned on last day in banff. Did the wildlife tour and it was great. Very peaceful out on the river and our tour guide Austin was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and gave lots of info about the area

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jamie P
Reviewed September 27, 2019 via mobile

The Kicking Horse River is located away from Banff national park, just outside of Yoho national park. (We drove there from Banff and it was pretty easy to find.) We had a BBQ lunch and then following the safety instructions got in the boat to...More

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September 28, 2016|
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Response from HydraRafting | Property representative |
Hello, our season operates until September 15th
July 25, 2016|
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Response from TanPrice | 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
April 22, 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