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The Mild


Trip Details:

Looking for a gentle rafting trip? Our 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 our private Hydra River Base, while viewing a slideshow of your rafting adventure.

This trip is best suited to families with children aged between 6-11 yrs of age.
* Prices do not include tax or $3 River Fee.

Rafting Times:

Meet at Hydra River Base: 9:15am
Tour duration: 2.5 hours

Transport available from Banff or Lake Louise for $20 pp



Class 1 -3

Mild / Kicking Horse Classic Combo

For those families or groups who have variety of ages (both under and over 12 yrs) we do offer the mild / Kicking Horse Classic combination trip.

All rafters meet at site at 9:15am. 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, the children under 12 yrs of age (or under 90lbs) and one adult will get out of the boat and return to our river site. The remaining group members over 12 yrs of age can continue onto the bigger rapids of the Kicking Horse Classic trip. The remaining group members will then return to the Hydra river site and the group can enjoy lunch together.

Your Trip Includes:


What's for Lunch?

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. You need to bring a swim suit, towel and a bag for your personal belongings.

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 from Canmore, Banff, and Lake Louise for an additional cost of $20 per person.


All rafters must be at least 6 years of age and weigh minimum 50lbs.



For families with young children, looking for a half day trip closer to Calgary and Banff, check out our Kananaskis raft trip

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Making Magical Memories: Tips for Rafting as a Family with Kids

If you want the recipe for a magical family vacation, river rafting has it all: basking in the sun, the beauty of the outdoors, connecting as a family and a lot of laughter and fun. Before you book your trip, Hydra River Guides wants you to have some useful tips if you have kids and are planning to take them along on a rafting adventure. Making Magical Moments



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* Taxes additional