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Address: 4987 Highway 93, Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia V0A 1M0, Canada
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Celebrating 40 Years of White Water Adventures! Kootenay River Runners has...

Celebrating 40 Years of White Water Adventures! Kootenay River Runners has been introducing adventurous travelers to the delights of whitewater rafting. We’ve guided over 150,000 rafting guests down the Kicking Horse River, Kootenay River, Columbia Rivers and Toby Creek. These rivers carve their way through some of the most impressive mountain landscapes in the Canadian Rockies. Whether your interests are challenging whitewater rafting or family rafting, each river offers a unique experience.

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US$ 49.36*
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Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek
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US$ 101.13*
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Whitewater Rafting on Kicking Horse River Including Lunch

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Light Rafting Trip

Staff was very well organized and very entertaining. Great family event and scenic for all ages. Shops and restaurants located at a short distance (5KM).

Reviewed 23 January 2017
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Staff was very well organized and very entertaining. Great family event and scenic for all ages. Shops and restaurants located at a short distance (5KM).

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KootenayRiverRunners, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed rafting Toby Creek! We agree it is perfect for everyone - well 8 & up ;) Glad to hear the your trip went over so well - our crew is one of a kind! We would never discourage laughing with or AT them, jk!... More 

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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This was our first rafting trip and it was amazing. Our guides were hilarious. Mr.dropoff and pickup got us were we needed to be. I recommend the kootney river for younger children. It's a unique way to spend the day in the mountains. Our daughter was 7 when we went it was informative and had its thrills. We have now... More 

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KootenayRiverRunners, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you are now enthusiasts! There are so many great rivers to explore in the world - we have 3 favourites in the Columbia Valley! We hope to see your family again on the river! More 

Saskatoon
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68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

In July, my husband and I took our son, his wife & their 2 sons(ages10 & 13) on the half day approx 26 km excursion Class II whitewater adventure which included a riverside shore lunch. The whole trip was amazing with the 4 degree water occasionally getting into the raft and cooling our feet to the exquisite scenery as we... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was our first time rafting with this company but not our first time rafting. All in all, it was a pretty decent trip. The cost for 2 was $226 CAD ($175 USD) including a BBQ lunch. It started with a 1.5 hour drive from Radium Hot Springs to get to the base camp. As I mentioned, a BBQ lunch... More 

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KootenayRiverRunners, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review of the Kicking Horse River! On a cold day like that we are extra pleased it was still 5 stars! jk! Thanks for the time and info for future guests - sounds like a great summary of a great day! For the Kicking Horse River we have a private base camp you visited -... More 

Winnipeg, Manitoba
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Went on the Kootenay river half day trip with my son (5 year old). We both had a great time despite a not-so-nice weather day. (It was cloudy, cool ~14 degrees). They provide splash pants and jacket, river shoes, life jacket and helmet. Wet suits provided for the kids which was great. As you may expect, the glacial runoff river... More 

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KootenayRiverRunners, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your informative review! We are pumped you and your son had a great trip on the Kootenay River. The water is def cold all year long but on a chilly day extra layers are necessary. We have fleece jackets available as well as the gear you mentioned, but guests are often more comfortable in their own... More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We did the 1/2 day trip on the Kicking Horse and it was the best decision we made of our two week holiday out west! The lunch to kick it off was delicious and huge. The staff were well organized and they had our large group all geared up in a short amount of time. Our guide was Claire and... More 

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KootenayRiverRunners, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Sounds like you had a thrill on the Kicking Horse River! We are pumped to hear that you had a blast on your trip - and that rafting was your vacay highlight! We aren't surprised - but we love to hear it! ;) Hope to see you again on the water! More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Just brilliant!!! If you were unprepared and turned up without even a swimsuit these guys would sort you out. We opted for a bbq lunch which was really delicious and we kinda forgot we were due out rafting shortly afterwards. We had the option of chicken, steak or vegetarian with nicely prepared salad, fruit and vegetables served in a buffet... More 

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KootenayRiverRunners, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! Reading I can imagine any one of our guests on our rafts loving life! Pumped you loved lunch enough that you forgot about rafting lol - we do think its delish but we will stick to rafting vs. a restaurant business! The Kicking Horse is a thrill that we are lucky to call "work"!... More 

Okotoks, Canada
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Went on the half day Kootenay River ride. Highly recommended for adults and kids. A level 2-3 river, The guides were very professional and knowledgeable. Would definitely do this again.

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KootenayRiverRunners, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed the Kootenay River on your summer holiday! Hope to see you again on the river! More 

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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great rafting experience!Had lot of fun!I had half-day rafting.It's very good for families and kids.Safe ,easy,enjoyable.Great guides.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Wow, what an amazing time on the Kicking Horse, thanks to Kooteney River Runners! All the staff were fantastic but our guide Vern truly made the trip. His great personality and in-depth knowledge of the area and the intricacies of rafting were awesome. By far the most informative guide we've ever had on a rafting trip. We were a group... More 

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