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Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting provided by Hydra River Guides

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Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting

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Overview
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.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2936 Kicking Horse Rd
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Hydra River Guides
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Kicking Horse River
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 3
    Yoho National Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    2936 Kicking Horse Rd
    2936 Kicking Horse Rd, Golden, BC V0A 1H7, Canada
    The River Base is located on Kicking Horse Road, off Beaverfoot Road, in Golden. There is plenty of parking on site.
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Highlights
  • Raft through the Rocky Mountains on the class IV+ white water of the
  • Enjoy an included BBQ lunch
  • A pre-river orientation prepares first-timers for the adventure
  • Videos and photos of your rafting trip are available for purchase
Important Information
Departure Point
2936 Kicking Horse Rd, Golden, BC V0A 1H7, Canada
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All river rafting equipment
  • Certified guides
  • BBQ lunch (including vegetarian options)
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Hydra River Guides
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Video and photos of your rafting adventure available for purchase
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option not selected)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children must weigh at least 90 lbs to participate in this tour
  • Please Note: This trip is for people aged 12 years and up
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ben C wrote a review Oct. 2020
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Fun group of guides, had an excellent time on the river. We got wet and couldn't stop laughing the whole time. Recommend the neoprene over jacket for the extra $5
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Romana wrote a review Oct. 2020
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This was my first time rafting and I really loved it! Anthea was an amazing guide, she made sure everybody was well educated about rafting and enjoyed their time!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Petro T wrote a review Aug. 2020
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It was the best summer activity day out there. Want to say couple words about our guide - Christine. She distinguished herself as a high skilled professional in what you should do on the river. Always explaining and teaching commands, you will get an extremely friendly
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Date of experience: August 2020
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James V wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Great day on the water. Late August trip and the rapids did not disappoint. Pre-teen first water water rafting trip. Will book again.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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M.L. wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Three first-timers and we're all now hooked on whitewater rafting! The guide helped us have the right amount of excitement while feeling safe the whole time, both with the rafting and the COVID precautions. Well-organized, good gear, easy outdoor afternoon we all enjoyed.Highly
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Natale S
Natale S
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Awesome Rafting Experience
SO much fun! The staff were awesome- Kristin was our guide and she made sure we were all safe and also having great
orlyo16
orlyo16
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Fun things to do
Lots of fun and the guides were amazing and easy to communicate with. Definitely recommend it for everyone.
weo450
weo450
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Great experience! Professional Guides.
Went with 4 teenagers for a family trip. First time white water rafting. It was a bit odd with the booking as we bo
911sg
911sg
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Would Go Again
Awesome experience! The staff was friendly and made us feel safe while getting us entirely soaked! Our guide, Dave,
Jeevan_bal17
Jeevan_bal17
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Great friendly
Visited this place with my six friends and we all enjoyed lot and the guide we got was awesome she made our trip b
ryangY6583LW
ryangY6583LW
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We had an excellent and exciting rafting experience.
The staff were all friendly, helpful and professional. Our raft guide had a great sense of humour and gave us a gre
M2686ZYamandaa
M2686ZYamandaa
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Best time!
We had Jaro as our guide, he made myself and my husband feel comfortable as this was our first time! We had so much
320monikal
320monikal
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Beatuful day with Hydra River Guides
Fun.Safe.Great guide with sense of humor. A must when visiting Canadian Rockies.Equipment (rafts, personal gear) wa
411erinw
411erinw
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Definitely recommended
Easy booking process. Good customer service. Excellent experience with professional and confident guides. Equipm
rcadelina_13
rcadelina_13
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Fun!
It was the most amazing experience water water rafting ever. Also a big thank you to our guide Ricky who was very f
Tami M
Tami M
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An Awesome day on the river
We had an awesome time. Our guide was Dave O. and he was tremendous. We had a "nervous" rafter and a family membe
O56XRjoank
O56XRjoank
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Fantastic!
Really fantastic experience! Thanks so much! I have a disability that affects my mobility, and our group's guide wa
950mintus
950mintus
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Water rafting
It’s must do activity if your visiting Banff. We were group of 7 people. Two of us did not know how to swim. Our gu
Brett G
Brett G
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Fantastic
Great day, would recommend, Dave, our guide was fantastic. Myself, wife and 15 year old daughters would all do it a
brerae1
brerae1
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Amazing
Great afternoon with our teenagers. Everyone had a lot of fun. Staff was great. Raft ride was incredible. Would do
Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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