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Hydra River Guides

211 Bear Street | Shop 104, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
+1 800-644-8888
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USD 128.73*
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Calgary Flames Hockey Game from Banff with Transport and Guide
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Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting
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USD 46.65*
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1.5-Hour Banff National Park Canoe Tour
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Rafting on the Kicking Horse is a MUST DO activity during your vacation to the Canadian Rockies.Hydra River Guides has been introducing visitors to whitewater rafting since 1986. We offer trips to suit all budgets and abilities. Are you ready to join us?
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211 Bear Street | Shop 104, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
+1 800-644-8888
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We came to Banff National Park for the first time for Christmas break with our adult children. Before coming to Banff, I made arrangements on line for the gondola ride, tubing and the hot springs. The staff were very prompt in responding to my email...More

Thank WendyandPreston
Reviewed 27 October 2017


Thank antoinebL72JH
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Got picked up in Banff and off we went to the kicking horse river. The rapids were amazing and so was the guide. I didnt expect it to be so good and would gladly do it over again

Thank Tony O
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We had such an amazing day at the Hydra River Rafting experience. We were picked up close to our BnB in Banff by Glen, a very knowledgeable Aussie who told us all about the history of the area and delivered us promptly to the location...More

Thank Faye G
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Had wonderful time with my wife. With the guide of professional Ajax we had some fun and great adventure. Facilities were good and safe, food was delicious, staff were kind and nice!

Thank Young-Hoon J
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. Water was lower this time of year so the rapids were a bit less intimidating. Kyle was an awesome guide. We always felt comfortable with him. He always talked and kept the boat lively. This was my first time and...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I booked this while staying in Banff, it was well organised from start to finish, the rafting was awesome, if it's something you're interested in then we would highly recommend going with Hydra 😁😁

Thank stuartb899
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We are both in our 60s and while we are quite fit, both of us have some back problems that we try not to let slow us down. We decided to try the whitewater rafting with Hydra -and it was really a fun afternoon and...More

Thank Nemo1921
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This was a must for any family with kids 15 or older. Great experience with a lot of fun. Dave O is the best guide.

Thank John B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My partner and I decided to go white water rafting for our anniversary and had been recommended to go with Hydra River Guides. Our guide Kyle was fantastic and engaged with the entire group throughout the entire float! The lunch that was provided for us...More

Thank Beth A
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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
23 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