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Hydra River Guides: Tours & Tickets

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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 $59. 190,000...more
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211 Bear Street | Shop 104, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ed3489
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Thank elisehh2019
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Alex_2290
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great excursion with Austin. He was very knowledgeable about the area, wildlife, history, etc. He made a point of being very personable with all the participants and got total strangers to talk with each other. I would highly recommend this trip. We...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stacyw719
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bring your swim suit, but that is all you will need. Hydra River Guides has a very well appointed base camp next to the Kicking Horse River and will provide you with the appropriate gear. Safety instruction was thorough. The rafts have ropes strung along...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank IloveallofTN
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

We had the most amazing experience rafting. The company is well organized, and transparent with respect to all the information. We were provided with a nice BBQ lunch before we headed out. Post lunch we had a session of safety information doled out. They provide...More

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BanffAdventures, Public Relations Manager at Hydra River Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2019

Hi! Wow! Thanks for your kind words and feedback. It sounds like you had an incredible experience with us so we are glad to hear. It's great that you opted for the Kicking Horse Classic trip which is certainly our most popular trip. We will...More

Reviewed September 15, 2019

The guides were informative, knowledgeable, and ensured everyone's safety on the boat. The experience was both thrilling and relaxing!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ktin3
BanffAdventures, Public Relations Manager at Hydra River Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2019

Hi! Thanks for your positive review. We are glad that you had a thrilling yes relaxing experience. The best of both worlds! Hope to see you next summer! -- Hayley, Hydra River Guides

Reviewed September 14, 2019

Simply perfect day out to cover all aspects of what a holiday needs. Activity. Sightseeing. Fun. Socialising. All aspects of the day were perfect. Shannon on the bus was delightful and a great guide to the history of Banff. Dave E was good fun as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Titw
BanffAdventures, Public Relations Manager at Hydra River Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2019

Hi Tom and Rach! Thanks for your positive comments and feedback. That's great to her that you had an enjoyable holiday with us that covered all aspects of your vacation expectations (especially that you thought the day was perfect!) We will pass your positive comments...More

Reviewed September 11, 2019

Hats off to you and your guides Hydra! Done rafting in the Banff area before and thought that was fun but this took it to the next level. Awesome lunch provided too!

Date of experience: August 2019
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BanffAdventures, Public Relations Manager at Hydra River Guides, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2019

Hi Nate, thanks for your positive comments! That's great to hear you had a blast with us. And you enjoyed our yummy lunch! Look forward to seeing you next season hopefully! -- Hayley, Hydra River Guides

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