Kayak Rafting

Guide your own Kayak Raft

Discover the inflatable kayak: 50% ‘Intro Sport Raft’ trip, 50% Kayaking lesson, 100% FUN. No experience necessary. Departs most days with the St Mary’s Express Raft trip. Perhaps your group has different thresholds for adventure? Some join the raft, some kayak up a storm. Expert instruction and ample goofy jokes included.

RATES
  • Teen (12-18) $74
  • Adults (19+) $94
  • Group discounts (10 or more)

DETAILS
  • 3-4 hour return trip
    1pm-5pm start to finish
  • July – Mid Sept
  • 2 per kayak
It was AMAZING!!!

“If I could give more stars I would” – Sarah Bergeron

SNEAK PEEK VIDEO

EXPERIENCE KAYAK RAFTING ON THE ST. MARYS

WHAT TO BRING

BEST WAY TO PREPARE

  • Personal bag
  • Bathing suit/trunks
  • Closed toe shoes
  • sunscreen
  • towel

WHAT TO BRING

BEST WAY TO PREPARE

  • Personal bag
  • Bathing suit/trunks
  • Closed toe shoes
  • sunscreen
  • towel

WHAT WE PROVIDE

A WHOLE LOT OF FUN

  • Top Certified Guides
  • Life Jackets
  • Helmets
  • Wetsuits
  • Booties
  • Splash Jacket

WHAT WE PROVIDE

A WHOLE LOT OF FUN

  • Top Certified Guides
  • Life Jackets
  • Helmets
  • Wetsuits
  • Booties
  • Splash Jacket

FAQs

We meet at KRC’s Bootleg Basecamp! This is approximately 15 minutes South West of Kimberley, just 4km past the Kimberley Riverside Campground. 1280 St Mary’s Lake Road. Look for the Yellow and Blue Paddle!

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to trip departure to check in and we can get the group organized. There is parking on property. Once everyone has arrived, we will begin our introductions! Please do not arrive before 12:45 PM, as guides are not available to direct your group.

There are no additional fees for equipment. For your maximum comfort and value, KRC provides the following complementary gear:

  • Clean, high quality wetsuits
  • Neoprene footwear to keep your feet warm!
  • Nylon splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Lifejacket
    • Neporene gloves and sweaters upon request (for cold days!)

If you don’t have closed toed shoes, we will provide Neoprene booties!

You do not! All valuables and dry clothing will stay on the bus with our driver or in your car. Everything that goes on the river is at risk of getting wet!

There are two people per kayak. This can be two adults, an adult and a youth or two teens. You are guided but you are in your own boat, you must have a moderate level of fitness.

No experience necessary! The first portion of the trip is instructional, we give you a specific orientation and we pratice strokes and steering! These kayaks are like small rafts, more stable than a regular kayak.

Booking Policy

  • Full payment is required to book a reservation. We accept cash or major credit cards only.
  • We do not hold spots. KRC requires reservations to be paid in full by cash or credit card. A credit card is required for all online and phone bookings, cash is accepted in person at our Kimberley office.
  • To qualify for group discount pricing, payment must be collected from group leader and made in one payment
  • If guests do not show up for their trip, they will not receive a refund.
  • We reserve the right to alter or cancel trips due to extreme conditions or insufficient bookings. Thanks to our high quality wetsuits, jackets, and thermal footwear, trips go rain or shine.

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds within 48 hours of trip departure
  • All cancellations made prior to the 48 hours of departure will be refunded, but are subject to a 5% administration fee

No, KRC does not have an age limit, however restriction for youth are based on the proper fit of our lifejackets.

Here are the basic guidelines per trip; please keep in mind Kootenay Raft Co. reserves the right to alter weight restrictions for safety or other reasons.

  • St Mary’s Express; Minimum 50 lbs
  • Wilderness Whitewater Express; Minimum 90 lbs
  • Inflatable River Kayaking; Minimum 90 lbs

Our trips go rain or shine. Thanks to our high quality wetsuits and other top notch gear, we maximize your comfort no matter what the weather!

River rafting can involve unforseen hazards inherent to river travel. For your safety, we do not advise pregnant persons to join our trips. Please read our assumption of risk document which outlines some of these potential hazards, and be sure call us to discuss your situation if this may be an issue.

KIMBERLEYS # 1 ADVENTURE CHOICE FOR 20+ YEARS

It was AMAZING!!!

If I could give more stars I would – this is something my kid and I would definitely do again and again!!!

Sarah Bergeron

- Kayak Rafting -

Amazing experience.

We kayaked the St. Mary’s river with one guide and two other couples. The guide was very experienced and made us feel immediately comfortable. I highly recommend the kayaking!

Jocelyn Pinch

- Kayak Rafting -

Worth the money and view is astounding.

It was a great day highlighted by very positive and enjoyable guides. Optimistic, encouraging, but not goofy…just perfect.

Daniel Giroux

- Kayak Rafting -

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