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Kicking Horse Classic


Trip Details:

This unforgettable journey begins calmly, allowing rafters to familiarize themselves with the raft, paddles and guides commands. Enjoy the serene upper section of the Kicking Horse River before heading into the mighty rapids of the middle canyon. As the Kicking Horse Canyon narrows, the waves build, taking rafters on whitewater journey through class 4 rapids, finishing 20km downstream!

Enjoy 2 - 2.5 hours of Kicking Horse River time before heading back to the Hydra rafting base to enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch and view a slide show of your rafting photos!

This trip is perfect for the first time rafter. No previous rafting experience is necessary.The morning trip (AM) will enjoy lunch after their rafting trip. The afternoon trip (PM) will enjoy lunch before their rafting trip (at 1pm).

* Prices do not include tax or $3 River Fee.

This trip is so popular, it departs twice daily!

Rafting Times:



Trip 1
Meet at Hydra River Base: 9:15am
Tour duration: 4 hours

Transport available from Banff

Trip 2
  Meet at Hydra River Base: 1:00pm
  Tour duration: 4 hours

      Class 1 - 4

Your Trip Includes:


What's for Lunch?

Your rafting trip includes all river rafting gear (wetsuit, fleece, spray jacket, life jacket, neoprene booties and helmet), BBQ lunch, drinks, dessert and instruction. You need to bring a swim suit and towel.

We offer a delicious BBQ lunch, including: your choice of Alberta Angus beef or vegetarian burger; fresh, baked, local buns; assorted salads, chocolate brownies) and cold drinks. (Hot Chocolate, French Vanilla, Coffee Black and Green Tea are availlable for $2) Yum!


Need a Ride?



Transport is available for Trip 1 (am trip) from Banff and Lake Louise for an additional cost of $20 per person (or from Canmore for $25 per person).


All rafters must be at least 12 years of age and weigh minimum 90lbs.

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per person

Trip 1 - AM

Trip 2 - PM

* Taxes additional