The Hydra rafting operation takes place at our River base, located on the banks of the Kicking Horse River, 40 minutes west of Lake Louise and 1 hour and 15 minutes from Banff. Getting there is easy and the drive is filled with stunning views and wildlife sightings.
Calgary, AB - 3 Hours (235km)
Lake Louise, AB - 40 minutes (58km)
Banff, AB - 1.25 Hours (114km)
Radium Hot Springs - 1.25 Hours (135km)
Revelstoke, BC - 2 hours (173km)
Kamloops, BC - 4.5 Hours (385km)
Please review the map and directions to the private Hydra River Guides River base.
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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.
Directions from Golden:
Take Hwy #1 East from Golden. We are 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 are using Google maps or a GPS.
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