The Kicking Horse River

Acclimatize in the Upper Kicking Horse before crashing through the Class 3 and 4 rapids of the Upper Canyon. To complete your Canadian whitewater rafting adventure may we suggest rafting the Lower Canyon section. You’ll understand how rapids like Double Trouble, Watchman’s Rapid and Rip Tide got their names!

The Kootenay River

Raft your way to the remote heart of the Canadian Rockies on this unique and fun family adventure. Enjoy the spirited class 2 and 3 whitewater, exquisite Rocky Mountain scenery and the chance to see wildlife up close. Half day and full day trips leave from the Kootenay River Runners main office in Radium Hot Springs, located in southern British Columbia. It’s a scenic and easy drive from Banff or Lake Louise, and only 30 minutes from Fairmont Hot Springs. The Kootenay River boasts some of the best family rafting in British Columbia!

Toby Creek

Toby Creek, carving a turquoise ribbon through mountain wilderness and snow capped mountains, was born from the highest glaciers of the Purcell Mountains. This river is home to spectacular views and offers up thrilling white water rafting and family fun. Ideal for the young – and the young at heart – this river is great for first timers, or seasoned whitewater rafting veterans. These trips are based out of Panorama Mountain Village, located just 40 minutes from both Fairmont and Radium Hot Springs and 20 minutes from Invermere.

Voyageur Canoe Trip

Join us for a peaceful evening float trip on the Columbia River, as it flows through the longest continuous wetlands in North America. These wetlands, critical to the river environment, are habitat for 250 bird species and an abundance of other wildlife. Enjoy stories of Canada’s Heritage, of the times when rivers were the passageways of the land, and thrill to the company of beaver, as they set out at twilight on their nightly chores.

…the Originals Since 1976

Since the mid 70’s, Kootenay River Runners has been introducing adventurous travelers to the delights of whitewater rafting in British Columbia. We’ve guided over 250,000 rafting guests down the Kicking Horse River, Kootenay River, Columbia River and Toby Creek. These rivers carve their way through some of the most impressive mountain landscapes in the B.C.Canadian Rockies. Whether your interests are challenging whitewater rafting, family rafting, or Voyageur Canoe Trips, each river offers a unique rafting experience.

Our Kicking Horse River base camp is based in Golden while our Toby Creek base camp is conveniently located at Panorama Mountain Resort. The Kootenay River Runners head office is located in Radium Hot Springs, B.C. All of our rafting trips are within easy driving distances from Calgary, Banff, Lake Louise, Golden, Fairmont Hot Springs, Panorama and Radium Hot Springs. We’re also just a few hours north of the U.S. border.

We consider it our privilege to take our guests out on whitewater rafting and canoeing trips. On all four of the rivers we operate on, we have river professionals who are dedicated to “their” river. Since we have the ability to choose a river that suits the purpose of your group’s adventure, Kootenay River Runner’s staff will work hard to help you pick the perfect trip. We want your crew to experience our river rafting adventures and to discover why BC Whitewater rafting is so exceptional.

Just as we expect great value on trips while on vacation – we understand you have the same expectation of your money being well spent. This fact drives our company to provide the best service and options for you. On behalf of the staff here at Kootenay River Runners, we look forward to meeting you all! Please note: even though our rivers are in BC we’re on the same time as Alberta – Mountain Standard Time.