Panorama Tours
Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek
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Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek

By Kootenay River Runners
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Enjoy an active and adventurous way to explore some of British Columbia’s prettiest scenery when you book a white-water rafting tour of Toby Creek. In the morning, meet at Panorama Mountain Village and travel by shuttle to the river. Then, grab your gear, listen to a safety briefing, and set off: this beginner-friendly tour has you charting class-III rapids in no time. As you go, enjoy the thrills and admire the Rocky Mountain scenery.
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Ages 8-85, max of 24 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • See a new perspective on the Canadian Rockies on this rafting excursion
  • This beginner-friendly tour includes all training and safety gear
  • Enjoy the thrills of Toby Creek’s class-III rapids
  • Round-trip shuttle service ferries you directly to the river

  • Driver/guide
  • Photographer
  • Wetsuit
  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • Lifejacket
  • River Shoes
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions


Start:
  • Panorama Mountain Resort, 2000 Panorama Dr, Panorama, BC V0A 1T0, Canada
    Meet at the Adventure Centre beside the tennis courts at Panorama Mountain Resort.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31833P3

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • Please bring a bathing suit, towel, and fleece sweaters on cold days.
    • Do not bring jewelry, valuables, or cameras (unless waterproof).
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 31833P3

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      Meet at the Adventure Centre beside the tennis courts at Panorama Mountain Resort.
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      Enjoy an active and adventurous way to explore some of British Columbia’s most beautiful scenery when you book a whitewater rafting tour of Toby Creek. Meeting at Panorama Mountain Village 20 minutes prior to your trip, you will get all geared up and then shuttled up Toby Creek Road to our put-in point. Listen to a safety briefing, grab your paddles and set off: this beginner-friendly tour has you charting class-III rapids in no time. As you go, enjoy the thrills and admire the Rocky Mountain scenery.
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    • Kootenay River Runners
      647
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      Joined in April 2011
    • 695kellyd
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Family adventure
      Trip was amazing! Tyler was the best guide! The water is cold and we sat in front of boat so we got very wet. Highly recommend if in the area.
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      Perfect family experience on Toby Creek!
      Perfect first white water rafting experience for our entire family! We all had a wonderful time on the Toby Creek Trip. Clara was a great guide! We had good laughs, fun and had beautiful views! The crew took great pics that we were happy to buy after our trip!
      Written July 4, 2024
    • TCItrip
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Outstanding Rafting Experience
      Outstanding white water rafting full day trip with Kootenay River Runners. Stunning views, guides who are fabulous and skilled (and loaded with ample dad jokes), and rapids that are fun for family of all ages. Ideal for our group tweens teens and adults, with many first timers. Zack was our guide, extremely knowledgeable about the area as well as rafting. He was a joy. From booking to everything on the day, marvelous experience. Highly recommend.
      Written July 1, 2024
    • hhaaghome
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun on the River
      If you want a lot of fun, beautiful scenery, and great memories, go with this company. They have it together with everything you need. Their guides are top notch, experienced, and very entertaining ( I recommend Tobi). The office staff was welcoming and patient, and John the bus driver was funny and a terrific chauffeur. Don't be surprised if you book a half day and decide to go for a full day. It's that much fun. Thanks for the terrific memories.
      Written June 26, 2024
    • Anschaper
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      Rafting adventure for the midwesterners!
      What a fabulous day on the water! Our guides, Quentin and Eric did a great job leading the rafts and Jim driving the bus. While the water was cold, you get used to it and the entire experience was exhilarating. Quentin provided a lot of river information and it was fun to chat with him! Our boys (20 and 22) throughly loved this adventure. We even saw a momma and her cubs on the bus ride back along the logging road.
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    • lancshousehusband
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Fabulous Day on the Kootenay River
      FULL DAY ON THE KOOTENAY RIVER This was such a fabulus rafting experience. For a start it lasted a full 8 hours from start to finish, with a mid morning break for coffee and cake, and a lunch stop with meats, cheese and salad, both taken in the woods by the side of the river. The adventure of 45 km (just over 28 miles) took us downstream on a fast flowing river with cliffs and amazing BC scenery all around. Yes, we did get wet and yes, the water was cold but it was all part of this epic voyage. A highlight of the river trip was to stop at Pedley falls. Somehow the boat was secured sufficiently long enogh for us to take some amazing photos. We were fortunate and thrilled to see 3 back bears from the coach but the undoubted standout moment was seeing a mother grizzly and two cubs by the side of the road. Finally, all credit must be given to the River Runners Team - Jim, Quentin and Eric who managed the logisics of the day perfectly. Our raft leader, Quentin, was so knowledgeable about the river and skillful in the maneuvering the raft. Thanks Quentin, you kept us entertained all day.
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    • p2byray
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      Thumbs up
      Mason and Zach our guides were great. The float was beautiful and the time we had was great but the rapids were almost non existent this late in the year. The only reason it was not a 5 star rating was the lunch.
      Written September 4, 2023
    • 959rabiam
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun day trip on the Kootenay river!
      This was a fun rafting trip. Many thanks to our guide, Zach. He did a great job of keeping us entertained. Highly recommended! We will be back for Toby creek next summer!
      Written September 3, 2023
    • 803amieh
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun Way to Spend a Day!
      We did the full day experience, and it was awesome! Our guides - Tyler and Quinton, were amazing - cracking jokes and keeping us all entertained for the entire day. Kdis were still giggling about them later that night. Very easy to talk to as well as extremely knowledgeable about the areas we rafted. We all felt safe in their hands! Scenery was beautiful and waterfall was exceptional. Q - keep rocking that mullet and best of luck on your new adventure!
      Written August 25, 2023
    • seanwS7251TW
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Outdoor Experience
      Had a fantastic experience with the Kootenay River Runners at Radium Hot Springs. Staff was very professional, safe, and fun. Scenery is breathtaking. We would rebook with them in a heartbeat.
      Written August 23, 2023
    • celiav818
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Great Family Day Trip
      This was actually a full day. Met at office at 830 am and returned just before 5pm. I will keep this short and sweet - it was an awesome day! I wasn’t sure how my 9 and 12 year old would handle the day but they both did very well! I cannot thank our river guide Tyler enough. He was funny, engaging and great with all the kids. Thank you to him for keeping our son engaged with Pokemon conversations :) The views are beautiful! It was really a wonderful experience for us! Thank you KRR!!!
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    • gdale001
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      Enjoy the Kootenay River and Beat the Heat With a Splash Through Whitewater
      The group was fun and informative right from the get-go. Katie entertained us on our roughly 45 minute bus ride to where we launched into the river…luckily she ended up being our tour guide as well. She was accommodating to all on her boat, especially the younger children that loved the attention. The 27km trip down the river went quickly and she knows her craft well. It was interesting to hear of her life back home in Glasgow, Scotland and there’s no doubt she’s planted the seed for a future visit in many of our group. Note that this extended half-day tour option was only necessitated by changes upstream due to fire and may not be offered forever. The trip wound down with a beautiful stop at the base of a waterfall and a slow moving stretch of the river where anyone daring enough could jump in the river for a quick swim in the cold mountain water. I’d highly recommend the River Runners for their expertise, attention to their clients and general fun-living and good nature. A great time was had by all.
      Written August 17, 2023
    • RichardVaug
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome rafting
      Fantastic rafting experience, we took our 11 year daughter with us and the ride was exciting but also suitable for her age. The team who guided us were knowledge and entertaining and provided an all round great experience, highly recommend it!
      Written August 11, 2023
    • arielrodilla
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super fun experience!
      Our trip on the kicking horse river was very fun! Our guide, Peter, made sure we knew how to properly paddle through the rapids and made the 18kms worth every penny. Highly recommended!
      Written August 9, 2023
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    Gerald GROBMEIER
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020 • Family
    Great day on the river and the Kootenay River Runners are an excellent company. Our river guide Tyler was fantastic. We were only a Boat of three but Tyler clearly knows that river and kept us entertained the entire time. I would recommend this company and in particular Tyler to anyone. Anyone that can do a hand stand on a raft while white water rafting gets my vote.
    Written July 21, 2020
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    Thank you for your review, it definitely sounds like Tyler delivered an awesome trip for you all! We will be sure to pass this feedback onto him, and hope to see you back rafting with us in the future.
    Written July 21, 2020
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    Stacey B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021
    We had a great rafting experience with Abbey at the helm. She helped reassure family members new to rafting, provided some excitement for a short dip, and great guiding information. Thank you to the entire team for the two hr trip July 13! Your humour and energy made the day.
    Written July 20, 2021
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    Hi Stacey, thank you very much for your review! We are so glad that Abby was able to make your trip special and put everyone at ease. It can be a daunting experience for first timers and so we are glad it was worth it for you all. We hope to see you again in the future!
    Written July 23, 2021
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    George T
    St. Albert, Canada11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seriously, probably the most fun you're going to have and well worth the spend. The staff is absolutely amazing, funny, interactive, and most importantly take the safety of everybody on board very serious. The most fun you're going to have when you have 2 hours at panorama. Great for all ages. Just remember one thing, give these guys a tip when you're done they work their butts off.
    Written August 18, 2022
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    Hi George, thank your for this great review! We're very happy that you had such an amazing time out on the river and that our staff made it an even more enjoyable for you all. If you're ever in the area again in the future we hope you book another trip with us!
    Written August 20, 2022
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    Anna D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s our first time doing water rafting and was fun experience and and super worth it. Our guide Cailan is very friendly and energetic he even sing and rap for us. Definitely going back and will recommend with my other friends.
    #thotiana
    Written July 11, 2021
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    We're glad you had a great time with our legendary Cailin! Thanks for joining us on the river and we hope to see you out there again (Cailin's here all season!)
    Written July 13, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Jeff S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    Great day! A super first whitewater trip with just enough rapids to give you an adrenaline rush, but any newbie can manage it. Our guide had awful humor to spare, but absolutely was in control of the raft, and we felt we were in good hands.
    The whole company was well organized and had good equipment. 11/10 recommend to friends.
    I'm the dork standing up; you can't hear the Chewbacca roar I'm letting out!
    Written August 17, 2022
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    Thank you for this awesome review! We're stoked to hear you had such a fantastic time on the river for first timers and our guides made sure you had a great experience. We hope to see you again in the future! One down...2 more rivers to go!
    Written August 18, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Nicholbee
    Edmonton, Canada11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Family
    The actual rafting was fun, and our guide in the raft was very nice and friendly. We took our 8 year old twins and our 10 year old. Staff at the check in seemed frazzled, and there was some disorganization in getting everyone suited up. Overall, we felt unwelcome with our kids - one staff member in particular was openly rude to us and we tried to get the river shoes, wet suits, life jackets and helmets on our three kids. It was disappointing, as the outing was advertised as great for families. If they don’t want to be friendly to families with younger kids, they should just advertise for 12 and up only. Still enjoyed the outing, as it was the right level of rapids for our beginner family and our kids enjoyed it. Beautiful day and our raft guide was nice. Just disappointed in the staff at the check in and suit up part of the outing.
    Written July 10, 2021
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    Hi, While I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time rafting with us we are disappointed to see that you felt unwelcome as a family. We definitely do love hosting families and as you can see from the many reviews it is usually a family highlight of their holiday. We did speak to our staff in regards to the trip you attended and I am sorry that you felt rushed. However, they are balancing having the trips run safely, smoothly and ensure all of our guests are having a great time. Also, I am sorry to hear that there was a misunderstanding when the guides just wanted to help but our expectation is for both our guests and our staff to be treated with respect. If you would like to discuss the matter in more depth please feel free to contact our office and ask to speak with one of the owners.
    Written July 13, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Andrea S
    Cochrane, Canada2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2021 • Family
    I wasn't going to do this ride, I'm older and get very nervous especially on water. But they put me at ease (NOT) haha, after they said yes we can get you on, the safety talk happens. OMG it scared the crap out of little old me. My head was down and I just wanted to run off the moving bus and puke. That sounded like a better idea.

    After not jumping off the moving bus I got on the raft.
    The water was freezing, I was holding the rope for dear life. But then when I knew myself and my family were safe I absolutely loved it.
    The safety talk was so important though, and normally I don't listen example, on the airplane, you think oh I will be fine, but if the cabin crew said you are in grave danger and if you don't listen that could be your last vodka and tonic because you will die, I might listen like I did to the instructors on this trip.
    Anyway this was the best thing I've done with my family in such a long time and highly recommend it.
    Bonus the instructors are awesome, the driver and photographer [Shane] was funny and professional.
    Our piece de resistance was Justin, he excelled and went above and beyond to make our experience the best. Such a knowledgeable guy and great to know we were safe with him.

    Good job #Panoramaresort #Kootenayriverrunners for putting this team together.
    Written July 13, 2021
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    Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that despite your fears our guides put you at ease and I know Justin will be stoked that you ended up loving the trip.
    Written July 23, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    kartonv
    Onanole, Canada59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2020 • Family
    What a great time rafting on Toby Creek yesterday with this crew. Very professional guides and safe. Tyler was the guide in our raft and he was the best. His sense of humour is second to none. Tyler made sure that everyone had a fantastic time and he took time to get to know us. I highly recommend Kootenay River Runners for a great whitewater adventure. Fantastic time.
    Written August 7, 2020
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    Thank you for the kind words, we will pass this on to Tyler and his Toby Creek team! If you are ever nearby the area again, we would love to have you return to experience our Kootenay and Kicking Horse rivers too!
    Written August 7, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    JY_Globetrotter
    Calgary, Canada1,508 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    From the Panorama Resort, we did the 2 hour trip down Toby Creek. The water was cold and the river flowed fast and it was awesome. On the bus ride, our guide Brooke did a very thorough job explaining safety issues and gave clear instructions on how to paddle so that even younger kids will understand and retain the knowledge.
    Written July 4, 2022
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    Thank you so much for joining us on the Toby Creek! We're glad you had a great time on the river, and on the bus with our team! We'll be sure to pass along the great feedback to Brooke! We hope to see you join us again on the river !
    Written July 5, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Unshakenyon
    Panorama, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2020
    What a great way to spend a warm summer afternoon! KRR does it up right from the initial bookings over the phone to the day of. It was very well organized and lots of emphasis on fun. All the guides, Curtis, Clarissa and Tyler were excellent at the front end including the safety briefing and getting everyone suited up. We had Tyler as our guide in the raft and he was amazing. Aside from obviously knowing what he was doing, he also made a point to get to know everyone, and he shared lots of hilarious stories. It was so much fun, and we would not hesitate to do that again. Well done!
    Written July 23, 2020
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    Hey there! We're happy to hear you had a blast on Toby Creek and that our guides made the whole trip safe, smooth, and memorable. We will be sure to let Tyler know you enjoyed his stories, although we're sure he probably threw some bad jokes in there along the way too! :D We would love to see you on the river again if you're ever in the area!
    Written July 24, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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