At Kootenay Raft Co, safety is our first priority. While we strive to provide the safest trips possible, there are inherent risks involved with any river activity. To combat this we ensure that:
- Each raft has a professional, certified river guide, who is trained in Wilderness First Aid (or as a Wilderness First Responder) and Swift Water Rescue. We invest in training for our guides, for the safety and security of your family.
- We use the lightest and strongest rafts available: Sotar brand rafts.
- Each trip is accompanied by a first aid kit. The kit will include standard first aid supplies, an epi-pen, and an emergency communication device.
It is the guests’ responsibility to assume the risks of participating in any Kootenay Raft Co. activity. Each guest is required to read and understand the ‘assumption of risk’ document and sign the waiver prior to trip departure. There will be ample time to read this document prior to departure, and your questions are encouraged.
To read the document, which outlines some of these potential hazards, click here: Assumption of risk and waiver document
It is also up to guests to inform guides of any medical conditions or injuries that could change their experience on the river, or of any medications that need to come on the trip.