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Hydra River Guides

211 Bear Street | Shop 104, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
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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 rafters can’t be wrong. Are you ready to join us?
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211 Bear Street | Shop 104, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
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"bbq lunch"
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"white water rafting"
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"classic trip"
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"rafting trip"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Had a brilliant day yesterday on our classic adventure. Thanks to Jose our CAP-I-TAIN... for keeping us afloat and very wet. Excellent tour, well organised base and friendly staff. The Miller family from Scotland 🙌😎👍

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Did the raft down kicking horse this morning with Rob as our guide for the mild part and Adam for the class 3 and 4 Rapids. Both were excellent guides and made the trip down the river safe and an awesome time. Very well run....More

Thank Paul B
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Tanya P, General Manager at Hydra River Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for that nice review, Paul. We always aim to make sure that everyone enjoys their time while on the river with us! Rob and Adam always do an excellent job of making sure that everyone has a smile on their faces. We hope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fun you get here is worth the money you pay! Lunch is inclusive and tastes good (better than fast food and has the vegetarian option)! The guides have a really good sense of humor which adds up to the great experience! Note; it’s twice...More

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Tanya P, General Manager at Hydra River Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the kind review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with Hydra on the Kicking Horse River. It surely is an experience for the books and we thankful we had the opportunity to be a part of it! Hopefully...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The afternoon started with a delicious BBQ lunch. Before getting geared up we had a thorough safety talk which was informative and humorous. We got into the water and had an amazing time with some rough June rapids. Special thanks to our guide Adam. He...More

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

Thanks for your review, Syed! We have to agree that the BBQ lunch is quite delicious. June is always an exciting time on the water and we are happy that you enjoyed your trip!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing time. The rapids were fast but fun. Special thanks to our guide Adam. Highly recommend and we would like to come again.

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

Thank you for your review of your whitewater rafting trip with Hydra. June typically has fast rapids which make it a lot of fun! We are glad that Adam made it extra special for you.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went rafting with my mom on our mother/(adult) daughter trip to Banff. Neither of us had rafted before. I am more adventurous than her but we both had a great time. We did the classic tour with 1 class 4 rapids which I think...More

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

Thank you for your review, Alyssa! We agree that rafting with Hydra is fun for everyone - first timers included! We look forward to seeing you and your husband at the river base.

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zuhy
September 28, 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.
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luvseabrook
July 25, 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
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bull4titans
April 22, 2016|
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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
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