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“rafting trip”(27 reviews)
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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...more
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4987 Highway 93, Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia V0A 1M0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It’s not nearly the best taco salad I’ve ever had, the burger was okay but meat tastes like it had fillers , I wouldn’t go there again.

Thank AnneS4230
KootenayRiverRunners, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi - we are a rafting company and our current season is over. Im guessing this review was meant for a restaurant establishment - but we are sorry you didn't have tasty food :)

Reviewed 8 September 2018

We chose a half-day raft trip on the Kootenay as our initial experience in the Canadian Rockies, and it turned out to be a great choice. We’re at the tail end of the season (Sept 8), so they were down to 2 guides - which...More

Thank Jim G
Kootenay R, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hi Jim! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip on the Kootenay River. Andrew and Zach are definitely full of energy and knowledge, that's for sure. Please give us a call when you're back in the area again and we'll get you on...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful morning rafting trip on the Kootenay River. Zack was an engaging and friendly guide, and made everyone feel safe and comfortable. Rapids weren’t too difficult, making this trip a great choice for families with younger kids or for those like me who...More

Thank Annie H
Kootenay R, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hi Annie, thanks for your review! The Kootenay River is considered our 'Wilderness Adventure' .... due to the scenery being so beautiful! There is nothing quite like eating cinnamon buns on the side of a river bank surrounded by beauty, right? Maybe you could do...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Zach guided us down the Kooteay river with wit and skill. He made low water fun and interesting. The aqua color of the glacier fed river, pristine wilderness and fun company made the day an amazing adventure for the very mixed experience in the boat....More

Thank wleedickson
Kootenay R, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Thanks for taking time out to write us a review. The water of the Kootenay is beautiful at this time of year! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the scenery and the stories... we'll make sure they have a few new ones up their sleeves...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

A huge shout out right away to Mitch and Zack for making the rafting easy to learn and for having amazing senses of humour. This wash first time going out and my husband’s second time. We went on the Kootenay and Toby Creek rafting half...More

Thank KyraW81
Kootenay R, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hi Kyra, thanks for taking time out to give us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time on the 2 rivers. Toby Creek and Kootenay are definitely more age friendly rivers being class 2 and 3 rapids. It sounds like you're looking for that...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Rafting on Toby Creek was a great first time experience. Right at the adventure center in Panorama, the venue was very easy to get to. Mitch, our guide, was very friendly prior to the start time, and went through all the information we needed before...More

Thank Johnny X
Kootenay R, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Hi Johnny! Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed what Toby Creek has to offer, however, if you're after bigger rapids and more splashes I would definitely suggest you get out on the Kicking Horse River next time you're out this way! :)

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Excellent rafting experience down the Kicking Horse River with Vern, our very experienced and knowledgeable guide. Not only did Vern try to give us the wettest experience on the river (rafting into rapids sideways), he also provided amazing historical accounts about the Kicking Horse River...More

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Kootenay R, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thanks so much for your review Anthony! We are very lucky at KRR to have Vern on our team - no one matches his experience on the Kicking Horse River. Sounds like you guys got an education in getting soaked too! Thanks again for joining...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

For a first time white rafting trip, this was awesome. Even though it was almost a month ago, I still can't stop laughing for the good the times we had. The rafting is fairly easy (especially high summer.. After not having rain in a few...More

Thank Art R
KootenayRiverRunners, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks so much for your kind words! We are thrilled you had a great time (sounds like you were on our Kootenay trip) and that you have so many memories to cherish. Kurtis is one of a kind and we are lucky to have him...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Went for a corporate team building event - we had about 8 of us in one raft. It was a great activity and would highly recommend this for business or pleasure and all age levels. Staff was professional and confidence inspiring but also laid back...More

Thank Red W
KootenayRiverRunners, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks and we love your advice! We really appreciate your recommendation and are thrilled that you had a blast on the river with Mitch. He definitely has the "story telling" part down lol! Thanks for joining us for your team building event - we hope...More

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We went rafting on Toby Creek with our children aged 8 and 12 and had a blast. Our guide, Mitch, was very knowledgeable and made the trip even more fun with great stories and expert navigating. We highly recommend this trip for young families. It...More

Thank Huculak S
KootenayRiverRunners, Manager at Kootenay River Runners, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks a lot for your review! We take pride in emphasizing safety and are so glad that you felt taken care of on the river. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Mitch as well - he will be pumped to...More

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lklh2018
9 February 2018|
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Response from SNorton050304 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure they supply waterproof clothing, more like a wetsuit that keeps you warm (including booties and potentially gloves), and you wear a bathing suit underneath. Bring a towel and dry, warm/comfy clothes for after.
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Ayira G
29 July 2017|
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Response from KootenayRiverRunners | Property representative |
Hi there, We raft on 3 rivers the Toby Creek, Kicking Horse, and Kootenay. We suggest that you can try the Kootenay river it is class 2/3 white water however it is the more calmer and milder river that we have. All ages... More
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Preston K
25 July 2017|
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Response from KootenayRiverRunners | Property representative |
Hi there, Unfortunately they are too young :( Must be 5 years old for the Kootenay river and 8 years old for Toby Creek.
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