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Hydra River Guides

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Address: 211 Bear Street | Shop 104, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1E4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-644-8888
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Rafting on the Kicking Horse is a MUST DO activity during your vacation to...

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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US$ 36.40*
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Banff National Park Voyageur Canoe Tour
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Kicking Horse River Rafting Family Adventure Including BBQ Lunch
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Kicking Horse River Whitewater Rafting

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We had the best time with Hydra River Guides! We were a family of 9 from ages 7- 70 and we went out with Jaro and he was so much fun! The whole experience from beginning to end... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 October 2016
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Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had the best time with Hydra River Guides! We were a family of 9 from ages 7- 70 and we went out with Jaro and he was so much fun! The whole experience from beginning to end was fantastic. From booking, to check in, the tour itself, lunch afterward and the photos they took of the tour were outstanding!... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Not sure of what the ride was going to be like but was not disappointed..You are on the river for about 2ish hours after being kitted out, given a safety talk and the bbq lunch...Our team leader was Jan who was fantastic and didnt hold back giving us the ultimate ride..First hour is pretty calm but this gives you time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We had a fantastic trip with The Hydra River Guides. We chose the afternoon Kicking Horse Classic trip. The 1.5 hour drive from Banff to the river base is spectacular and we arrived in time to enjoy the excellent BBQ lunch. The safety briefing was both informative and humorous and the equipment (wetsuits, boots, splashjackets, lifejackets and helmets) were in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We are very meticulous with the time we chose a tour, so we did our research 6 months before to investigate what were the best rafting tours in Banff. We found this tour and it was named as one the most recommended. Normally when you see really good reviews your expectations increase other times they are not fulfilled. In this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My husband & I needed a break from hiking and so decided to try white water rafting. Dave our guide on our raft made the trip fun. Hydra does a very good job of preparing you for your 2 hour trip. I was worried about the cold water but they have wet suits and fleece jackets and shoes that help... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Enjoyed the beautiful lime stone clear glacier water floating down the river then paddling with Dave O. as our guide. He was witty and professional and knew each rock and curve of the river. Although I was very hesitant and nervous about going since this was my first white water rafting trip, I could tell Dave O. was experienced and... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I had such a blast paddling down the Kicking Horse River with AJ and crew! Hydra was insanely precautious in case anyone would've fallen out of the raft. I felt more than prepared before getting on the raft that I knew exactly what to do. We were outfitted with helmets, wet suits, boots and even sweaters if... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to end our 2 week holiday in The Rockies with a whitewater rafting experience. Having reviewed other companies and asking advice from the hotel we found Hydra River Guides. So pleased we did, they were extremely professional and welcoming. Brett gave a really informative safety talk and we were really impressed with our guide Jan who gave us... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A fun filled trip. The first 30minutes of the trip were calm and a nice opportunity to see the surrounding area. Our guide Yan was very knowledgeable and good fun. The rapids were grade 4 and on the last section of river and were really fun to raft through. We were provided with all the gear to keep us warm... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Just to say that we had an incredible day rafting with Hydra. Jan was our guide and did a sterling job. This is a trip suitable for anyone and thoroughly enjoyable. Yup, it's very cold but you won't fall in unless you jump! Which I did, and immediately regretted... Highly recommend, double thumbs up and high fives.

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