Kootenay River Runners
Kootenay River Runners
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River Rafting & Tubing • Adrenaline & Extreme Tours • Eco Tours • Day Trips
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Kootenay River Runners raft on 3 of the best white water rivers in British Columbia and Alberta. Our trips offer trips from mild to wild, the perfect white water rafting experience for any outdoor adventure enthusiast. Whether you are looking for a fun filled family rafting trip on the Kootenay River near Radium, BC; or a short but sweet, exciting rafting adventure on the Toby Creek in Panorama BC, or a high-adventure, adrenaline pumping, white water rafting challenge on the Kicking Horse River near Golden, BC. We have the perfect trip for you and your family.
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada

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Andrea M
Regina3 contributions
Sep 2022
Whitewater rafting at its finest. Dean guided us down the river thru the rapids with experience and incredible knowledge.
The entire team is professional and keeps safety their number one priority.
We will return in early summer next year to do another tour down the river. Thank you, Dean, and I hope you have an adventurous and safe Winter.
See you next year.
Written 6 September 2022
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KootenayRiverRunners
Thank you so much! We are glad to hear you had a great time on the river with us! Dean definitely gave you the inside scoop, early season high waters are the best, and we can't wait to have you join us again!! See you next year
Written 7 September 2022
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Matt L
Red Deer4 contributions
We had a fantastic time rafting the Kicking Horse in August. Our guide Dean was super knowledgeable and was a delight to raft with. On a river full of operators, I highly recommend going with Kootenay River Runners if you want an awesome time rafting in Golden.
Written 4 September 2022
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KootenayRiverRunners
Wow! Thank you for the great review! We'll be sure to let Dean know he's doing an awesome job on the river - and we hope you can join us on it again in the future :)
Written 5 September 2022
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AzzyCanada
Regina, Canada8 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Went on the 11-6 pm adventure. Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Excellent bus driver! Fantastic and entertaining guide (Tyler). Delicious lunch! Fun family rafting experience. Modest white water suitable for everyone. Great if you are looking for a leisurely experience. The complimentary photos were a nice perk too!
Written 25 August 2022
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KootenayRiverRunners
Thank you for this great review! We're very happy to hear you had such a great time out on the Kootenay with Tyler. We hope to see you again in the future!
Written 26 August 2022
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MJJL&G
Kendal, UK11 contributions
Aug 2022
We had a great morning rafting on Toby Creek. All the crew were awesome, especially Mason who was our fantastic raft guide. We loved the double spin and felt right at home with Mason’s instruction to “Give it some welly!”. It was lots of fun and we could have stayed on the river all day. Thanks guys.
The Buchanan Clan
Written 24 August 2022
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KootenayRiverRunners
Hello the Buchanan Clan! Thank you for the review; we're happy to hear you had such an awesome day with Mason out on the river. If it's a full day you're looking for, if you're ever in the area again, check out the Kootenay River as we offer full day tours on that one! Enjoy the rest of your trip
Written 25 August 2022
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Brett L
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We actually did the Full Day option and it was fantastic. Our guide, Zach, was fantastic. It was just enough rapids to be exciting and also allow you to enjoy the scenery and have some water fun.
We stopped a few times which was nice and the food on the breaks were included and good.
Our group of 10 really enjoyed the day.
Would recommend taking your family.
Written 20 August 2022
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KootenayRiverRunners
Wow! We're so glad you all had a great day on the river with crew master Zach! Also glad he decided to share some of the snacks ! Hope to see you join us again in the future
Written 21 August 2022
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Dallas D
2 contributions
Aug 2022
My dad and I participated in the full day tour on the Kootenay river. We booked on a whim and I haden't done any research prior to the tour, so I expected some rafting. What I didn't expect were the jokes and banter from the guidess and all other staff, the water fights, and overall great fun and entertainment.

Our guide Mason was great and fun to chat with between all the action. We had a great time and were well taken care of. The other guides and staff were a lot of fun too.

I absolutely recommend doing the full day trip as it was well worth it. My dad said, "That was the most fun I've had since my 20's" (he's now in his 60's)

Would do again in a heartbeat. Thanks again.
Written 19 August 2022
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KootenayRiverRunners
Thank you for this great review! We're very happy to hear that your trip was even better than you expected and that you had such an awesome time out there with the guides. We hope to see you again in the future with your Dad!
Written 20 August 2022
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Joanne M
4 contributions
We had a great day on Toby Creek. The crew were exceptional! Our raft guide, Tyler, was knowledgeable and so much fun. We were in good hands as this was our first time rafting. Our daughters 19 and 16 couldn’t say enough about how happy they were that we were able to enjoy this experience.
Written 18 August 2022
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KootenayRiverRunners
Thank you for the great review! We're stoked to hear that as first time rafters you had such an awesome experience and that Tyler made it an even better one for you. We hope to see you again in the future
Written 19 August 2022
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George T
St. Albert, Canada3 contributions
Seriously, probably the most fun you're going to have and well worth the spend. The staff is absolutely amazing, funny, interactive, and most importantly take the safety of everybody on board very serious. The most fun you're going to have when you have 2 hours at panorama. Great for all ages. Just remember one thing, give these guys a tip when you're done they work their butts off.
Written 18 August 2022
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KootenayRiverRunners
Hi George, thank your for this great review! We're very happy that you had such an amazing time out on the river and that our staff made it an even more enjoyable for you all. If you're ever in the area again in the future we hope you book another trip with us!
Written 20 August 2022
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Douglas T
Watrous, Canada2 contributions
Aug 2022
We had a great time with Quentin as our guide on the raft! He was enthusiastic, fun, and made a great effort to talk to all the members of our raft. It did not take long for him to memorize our names.

Shoreline snack was a nice surprise. We were picturing a granola bar and a juice box but got coffee, hot chocolate, cinnamon buns, crackers, cheese, and meat.

The bus ride was a little rough, but understandable. Great service and response from the office on all our requests.
Written 18 August 2022
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KootenayRiverRunners
Thank you for the great review! We're stoked to hear you had such an awesome time out on the river and with Quentin being your guide it made it even better for you all. We try are best with the river side snack and its greatly appreciated that it was received so well! We hope to see you again in the future!
Written 19 August 2022
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pmd203
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France17 contributions
Aug 2022
Just come back from the Kootenay River half day tour and must say it's likley to be a highlight of our holiday! My wife, two girls (5 and 7) and I were made to feel very welcome by all the staff from check in to check out but a special mention goes to our guide Tyler who absolutely made the trip. Wasnt sure what to expect as a first time rafter but the river we were on was very smooth. There's some minor rapids, but the water fights with the other rafts get you more wet.... or if you choose to jump in on hot hot day which i highligh recommend!

Top tips..

1/ be ready for a >1hr bus journey there and back along logging roads. We were well fed on the tour but take some food and water for the journey there and back. Bags are stored in the coach which picks you up as you exit the river so non-insulated bottles of water can get hot (I could have made tea with mine!).
2/ You will get wet but you likely wont go in if you dont want to, at least not on this tour. The kids were "no-paddlers" so they were free to enjoy the stunning scenery from the middle of the boat.
Written 17 August 2022
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KootenayRiverRunners
Thank you for this great review! We're very glad to hear you had an amazing time on the Kootenay. We try our best to make sure you have the best experience possible and by the sounds of it you did. We hope to see and your family in the future again!
Written 18 August 2022
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