Family Fun Rafting Trip


Hydra River Guides/ Banff Adventures

Looking for a gentle rafting trip? This Mild whitewater is perfect for families seeking a calm rafting experience. Enjoy a peaceful float on the Kicking Horse River, while learning the history of the area from your knowledgeable guide. Look out for wildlife in between getting splashed from rapids. At trips end, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch back at the private Hydra River Base, while viewing a slideshow of your rafting adventure.

What you can expect

Your trip includes all river rafting gear including neoprene wetsuit, warm fleece, spray jacket, life jacket, neoprene booties and helmet (gloves are available upon request), BBQ lunch, drinks, dessert and guides instruction.

All rafters meet at Hydra River Base for designated tour time. The group starts their whitewater rafting experience together, in one raft, experiencing the gentle section of the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the mild section, you will get out of the boat and return to the river site. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch.


2.5 hours


  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Dry bag
  • Dry change of clothes

Dietary requirements

  • Please inform upon booking of any allergies or dietary requirements. There are vegetarian options available

Weather requirements

  • Dress appropriately for the days weather and be prepared to get splashed


  • Perfect family tour
  • Peaceful floating experience
  • Learn history of area
  • Look out for wildlife
  • Delicious BBQ lunch after rafting adventure


  • This trip is perfect for first families and kids aged 6-11
  • Transport is available for the 9:15am trip from Banff and Lake Louise for an additional cost
  • Hydra has a dedicated photographer and photos will be available for purchase
  • 8 rafters plus a river guide in each raft
  • Trips run rain or shine

Meet location

Hydra River Base located on the banks of the Kicking Horse River

Driving directions

  • Drive times: Calgary - 3 Hours, Lake Louise - 40 minutes, Banff - 1.25 Hours, Radium Hot Springs - 1.25 Hours, Revelstoke, BC - 2 hours, Kamloops, BC - 4.5 Hours
  • Driving Directions from Calgary / Banff / Lake Louise - Travel west on the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy #1) past Banff and past the Lake Louise turnoff. Keep on the highway and you will pass a town called Field, approx 20 minutes after field you will leave Yoho National Park. Take the next right turn onto Beaver Foot Road (via underpass, off hwy). Look for Hydra signage. Cross over railway tracks and then over a bridge. Turn right onto Kicking Horse Road. Our site is the first driveway on the right, past the cabins with red roofs. Look for the Hydra sign.
  • Driving Directions from Golden - Take Hwy #1 East from Golden. Base located approximately 25 kms or 20 minutes from Golden. Look for a right hand turn called Beaver Foot Road. (A gravel road to your right). Turn right down Beaver Foot Road. Cross over railway tracks and then over a bridge. At the first intersection, turn right onto "Kicking Horse Rd". Our site is the first driveway on the right, past the cabins with the red roofs. Look for the Hydra sign.*Don't forget: Golden is on Mountain Standard Time (same as Alberta)
  • Hydra River Base Location, 2936 Kicking Horse Road, Golden, BC.(Take Beaverfoot Road exit off Hwy 1).Please enter Beaverfoot Road as the destination (Not Kicking Horse Road) if you a using Google maps or a GPS



  • Minimum Age: 6 years old
  • Minimum Weight: 50lbs

Cancellation / Refund

  • Cancel up to 48 hours prior to trip and get a full refund

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

You can book this activity at the following times:


Number of guests allowed

No limit on guests number


  • Prices do not include tax or $3 River Fee
  • Prices include wetsuits, neoprene booties & gloves, wool sweaters, spray jackets, life jackets, and helmets
  • All prices quoted are based on current 2016 rates and may be subject to change for the 2017 season

Regular rate

Adult (aged 19 – 80) $74.00 CAD
Youth (aged 12 – 18) $74.00 CAD
Child (aged 6 – 11) $55.00 CAD

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