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Kootenay Raft Co

220 Ross St, Kimberley, British Columbia V1A 3E2, Canada
+1 250-427-3266
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Highly recommended

We just got back from an amazing family adventure on the St. Mary's express tour. While the river... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nicole C
via mobile
Great Family Thrills

Why a fantastic way to enjoy the mountains! We had a range of ages on our boat from 10 to 50, and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Derek W
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The Kootenay Raft Co is South Eastern BC's premier summer adventure company. Established in 1998, the KRC employs only experienced guides meeting all provincial and national safety standards to ensure the well being of your friends and family.
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  • Terrible2%
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“white water” (17 reviews)
“the river” (36 reviews)
“day trip” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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220 Ross St, Kimberley, British Columbia V1A 3E2, Canada
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+1 250-427-3266
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We just got back from an amazing family adventure on the St. Mary's express tour. While the river, scenery and rapids were beautiful and fun the guides (we had Craig) made the trip what it was...awesome!! We have kids ages 11 and 9 and they...More

Thank Nicole C
Kootenay R, Fun Production Dept. at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the great review Nicole! Craig will be happy to hear you enjoyed his boat. It was fantastic having your family as our guests and we look forward to seeing you again. Have a great summer! Tony M.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Why a fantastic way to enjoy the mountains! We had a range of ages on our boat from 10 to 50, and all felt thrilled and challenged. Our guide Tony was great with the people and the rapids, so that fun was felt by all....More

Thank Derek W
CraigWCampbell, Owner at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for the kind words Derek! Kimberley is a 'good place to be!' I'll be sure to pass this on to Tony. Cheers, Craig Campbell Owner operator

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ben (our guide, super knowledgeable), Rolf, and Tony did an amazing job guiding the tour (name drop). Tony offered great comic relief like only a middle school teacher could. Had a great afternoon and a enjoyable intro to white water rafting!

Thank Brendan L
Kootenay R, Class Clown at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hey Brendan thanks for the review! Great times on the St. Mary's! We hope the rest of your summer is fantastic and we are stoked you had a fun trip!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We (my teenager daughter and I) had never done any type of rafting but chose to do the Canyon Whitewater Express on the advise of a friend who said with my personality I would be bored on the St. Mary's express. Super glad that we...More

Thank PaigeJO
Kootenay R, Chief of Swimming at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review! Like we always say, safety is priority and we at KRC are glad you picked up on that! It was awesome having you and your daughter on the water with us and our guides are stoked you had...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from a trip to British Columbia. One of the highlights was an afternoon of white water rafting with Craig at the Kooteney Raft Company. The section of the river that we were on was typical BC stunningly beautiful. The trip started off...More

Thank Ivana C
Kootenay R, Dept. of Splash at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ivana! Thank you so much for the review, we are so glad you had a great time on the river with us and we hope those memories stay with you forever, ESPECIALLY the swim :) Have a great summer and hopefully we will see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 4 recently participated in the St. Mary's Kayak adventure. We originally had wanted to do one of the "extreme" rafting trips but they only run those on certain days so they recommended the whitewater kayak or "funyak" trip and it was such...More

Thank adcarlson
Kootenay R, Kayaking Guru at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Radical thanks for the great review we're glad you had such a fun time! Ben is the best kayak instructor and it is fantastic to hear you enjoyed the safety and drill portion, We are very glad your trip turned out and hope you take...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was exactly that we have three kids ages 6,10,14 and the St Mary trip was perfect. Staff was wonderful and accommodating - great crew (Tony even showed us a bobcat 😉😉)Would do it again and recommend to anyone!

Thank PrairieFarmers
Kootenay R, Adrenaline Consultant at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review! Your fam was an awesome crew and we're glad you enjoyed our corny jokes :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for an epic adventure Kootenay Raft Co. will definitely meet and exceed your expectations! I went on the whitewater raft tour down St. Mary's river to celebrate Canada day and let me just say it was the absolute best Canada day I...More

Thank Cassidy P
Kootenay R, Head of Stoke at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you SO much for your review Cassidy, it was a pleasure to have you on our trip and are psyched to hear that you would like to come again! I'll be sure to pass on your praise to Rolf! Welcome to Kimberley and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a word, INCREDIBLE! My family of 6 of us went white water rafting with Kootenay Raft Co and it was incredible! The staff, the sites, the experience were all 5 Stars! It was our first time rafting and we had 2 adults, 2 kids...More

Thank Godsdivan
Kootenay R, Department of Splash Management at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

WOW what a review! I was so lucky to have your family join me on this adventure and I'm extremely pleased that you had a good time. I trust your time in Canada was fantastic and you guys are welcome back any time! Keep it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of five all loved this exposure to 2 and 3 level rapids on the St. Mary's. We ranged in age from 12 to early 60s and for the most part, all novices to rafting. It was comforting how informative the staff was and...More

Thank AHarris50
Kootenay R, CEO of Excitement at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are really glad you enjoyed yourself so much, whitewater never gets boring! Thank you for your review and we hope you have an amazing summer! -T

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Rita B
22 June 2017|
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Response from CraigWCampbell | Property representative |
Hi Rita, It's a half day tour- roughly a 4 hour return trip that has you on the water between 1.5-2 hours...hope this helps! Craig
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BobbyLee1222
10 April 2017|
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Response from Kootenay R | Property representative |
We have the perfect trip with some great scenery and mild whitewater and are happy to accommodate you all! Feel free to call and inquire about our St. Mary's Express going from St. Mary's lake to the campground. Cheers
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