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About Kootenay Raft Co
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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Reviewed September 6, 2019

Our group of 11 went rafting on the Elk River with Ben and Alonzo. We met the party bus at a pre-determined spot and embarked on our journey. Ben and Riley met us at the checkpoint. We arrived at the top of the canyon. After...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

What a great company!The river was amazing and saw all kinds of wildlife(Bald Eagles, Ospreys, the kokanee salmon run and a beautiful black bear). Was also able to do a little cliff jumping. Would highly recommend this company.Ben was our lovely guide so informative and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

Great trip for all ages. Alonzo was our guide and he was great. We were able to see Bald Eagles, ospreys and the kids got to see a beaver dam and jump off the rocks into the river.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank W3827QIanthonya
Reviewed August 15, 2019

This was a great family activity! We were a little nervous before starting out, but the guides were awesome!! They were funny and shared little details along the way. We stopped part way through the ride to jump off the rocks into the cold water!...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nicolebT5832WW
Reviewed July 18, 2019

Great afternoon with excellent guides (Ben, Riley and Mason). Great adventurous afternoon with a good challenge and great scenery.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GMSims
Kootenay C, Director of Sales at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Thanks for a wonderful day on the water! Looking forward to another trip down the river someday - Riley

Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

We took this in, with my sons (youngest was 5) and in-laws (6 of us in the boat plus the guide. They are class 1-3 rapids (the highest is class 6). We were a bit concerned for our youngest, but he did amazing and there...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Hawaiistud
Kootenay C, Director of Sales at Kootenay Raft Co, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

Thanks for such a wonderful and detailed review! Happy to hear you had a great day with Alonso, we are spoiled to have him on our team. See you next time..maybe on the ELK!

Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

The whole outing/adventure was amazing - even though it wasn't the best weather!! The company was great and the guides were just fantastic! Huge should out to Riley and Mason! Thanks for a great day!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank TMinchin83
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The team at Kootenay Raft Co. is amazing! Highly experienced, safety minded, and make every part of your adventure fun! (Even the training before you get in the raft) They take great pics too! If you want to get out and have a super fun...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018

I was nervous about white water rafting for the first time, but after hearing our guides and getting the intro lesson I was excited to get started. The St. Mary's River was cool and beautiful, the water was clear and great to swim when our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank chakle8
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We went on the St Mary Express trip. It was fantastic for our family as first timers! Combo of floating, swimming and rapids, but nothing too crazy. We are hooked; will try a more challenging tour next summer! Thanks to Tony and all the other...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Rita B
June 21, 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
April 10, 2017|
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Response from KootenayRaftCo | 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