Kootenay River

Full Day Trip on the Kootenay River

The Kootenay River offers up the best family whitewater rafting trip in the Canadian Rockies and includes a morning snack and our traditional riverside rafting lunch. Great for kids as young as five, outdoor enthusiasts, the young at heart and nature lovers.

Raft Class 2 and 3 rapids on this superior family rafting adventure. The Kootenay River is the best way to immerse yourself in the British Columbian Wilderness. Our one day rafting trip is a delightful 45 km paddle down the more spirited stretches of the Kootenay River. Featuring boisterous whitewater, exquisite Canadian Rockies scenery, and the chance of seeing wildlife following the River from Kootenay National Park.

We depart from our Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia office at 9:00am and return at approximately 5:00pm, depending on water flow. Our Radium office is just 25 minutes north of Fairmont Hot Springs. If you are driving from Banff, Alberta, you will love the 1.5 hour drive through Kootenay National Park. Driving from Lake Louise, Alberta will also take you through the amazing Kootenay National Park and will take 1.5 hours to arrive at our office. (All of our times listed are MST)

Kids: 5 – 14 years of age

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Half Day Trip on the Kootenay River


A shortened version of the Full Day Kootenay River rafting adventure, this rafting trip takes you on a swift and lively 18km stretch of the Kootenay River. We serve riverside snacks of pastries, meat, cheese, crackers and hot & cold drinks on this morning excursion. Trips leave from our Radium office at 9:00 A.M. and returns at approximately 1:30 P.M. 

Just 25 minutes from Fairmont Hot Springs and 1.5 hours from Banff!

Kids: 5 – 14 years of age

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…a nice blend of beautiful scenery and exciting rapids!

It was the perfect BC rafting trip – a nice blend of beautiful scenery, gentle floating and exciting rapids. My parents (both in their 70’s) loved it. One of my best memories was hearing my mom scream in excitement as we roared through a set of rapids. I was a little concerned that my 11 year old son was just going to find it too tame but he too was blown away by the trip. It worked for all 11 of us. No one was bored and no one was terrified! We are looking forward to rafting with you again down one of the other rivers.”

“Thanks again.”

Kevin W. Calgary, Alberta

We Provide

  • Rain pants and rain jacket
  • PFD
  • Wet Suits for younger children
  • Splash Jackets
  • River shoes
  • Lunch for Full Day Trip
  • Midmorning snack on Half Day and Full Day Trips
  • Free photos uploaded to social media daily


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