ST MARY’S EXPRESS

Intro to Sport Rafting

As one of our most popular trips, these fill up fast. No matter what type of adventurer you are, this trip offers something for your whole crew. A family adventure? Honeymooners? Heck ya. Stag/Stagettes or Family Re-union? We do that too. We call this a partial float trip-partial whitewater experience.

RATES
  • Youth $79
  • Teen $79
  • Adults $99
  • Group discounts (10 or more)

DETAILS
  • 3-4 hour return trip
    1pm-5pm start to finish
  • Mid May – Mid Sept
  • CLASS 1, 2, 3
  • Minimum weight 50 lbs
soooo much FUN!

“Awesome time! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience as we laughed and screamed. The tour guides are fantabulous and well versed in river rafting which made us feel great.” – Sue Rauda

SNEAK PEEK VIDEO

EXPERIENCE RAFTING ON THE ST. MARYS EXPRESS

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

WHAT WE PROVIDE

A WHOLE LOT OF FUN

  • top certified guides
  • life jackets
  • helmets
  • wetsuits
  • booties

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!

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

Guides were Fantastic

We had a fantastic time on St.Mary’s river. Thank you for making our trip much more exciting !

The Ough Family.

- St. Mary's Express -

soooo much FUN!

Awesome time! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience as we laughed and screamed. The tour guides are fantabulous.

Sue Rauda

- St. Mary's Express -

A “must do”

The guides were excellent and we had the most memorable experience. We can’t wait to go again in the future. Definite highlight of the summer.

Todd Haibeck

- St. Mary's Express -

“ik zou het zo nog een keer doen”

The rafting trip was awesome. The right mixture of thrills and beautiful nature. Everybody of the KRC was very friendly.

Marcel Arpels Lezer

- St. Mary's Express -

Spectacular!

This was our first time rafting and it was spectacular!! Your team was awesome! They were all fun, helpful, knowledgeable and we felt extremely safe and in good hands!

Lisa Punga

- St. Mary's Express -

Kimberley B.C. is the best kept secret!

The white water rafting was absolutely amazing! My grandchildren told me that this is the best vacation they have ever been on.

Reed Ashwill, Dallas, Texas

- St. Mary's Express -

Fantastic!

What a fantastic afternoon and a great family adventure.

Heather Letkeman

- St. Mary's Express -

Awesome!

The trip was awesome, guides were great, my kids had a blast 👌

Roland Dube

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Great Time

Professional. Enjoyable. We will be back!

Sonya Stockklausner

- St. Mary's Express -

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