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Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek
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Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek

By Kootenay River Runners
Recommended by 97% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
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.
from
C$90.00
per adult
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C$90.00
per adult

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Ages 8-85, max of 24 per group
Duration: 2h
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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


Departure details
  • Kootenay River Runners, 4987 BC-93, Radium Hot Springs, BC V0A 1M0, Canada Meet at the Adventure Centre beside the tennis courts at Panorama Mountain Resort.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure 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 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.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek?
Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek price starts from C$92.29. Discover and book Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek on Tripadvisor
What is the Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek cancellation policy?
Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek?
Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek is hosted by Kootenay River Runners. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Kootenay River Runners on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book Whitewater Rafting on Toby Creek on Tripadvisor

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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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kootenay River Runners
    4987 BC-93, Radium Hot Springs, BC V0A 1M0, Canada
    Meet at the Adventure Centre beside the tennis courts at Panorama Mountain Resort.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Panorama
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    Kootenay Rockies
    Stop: 2 hours
    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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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

H6554DXandream
H6554DXandream
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Best whitewater rafting experience
Whitewater rafting at its finest. Dean guided us down the river thru the rapids with experience and incredible know
mattlB3043EE
mattlB3043EE
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Rafting the Rockies
We had a fantastic time rafting the Kicking Horse in August. Our guide Dean was super knowledgeable and was a delig
AzzyCanada
AzzyCanada
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Great way to spend the day!
Went on the 11-6 pm adventure. Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Excellent bus driver! Fantastic and entertaining g
brettlD7279EZ
brettlD7279EZ
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Great day of fun!
We actually did the Full Day option and it was fantastic. Our guide, Zach, was fantastic. It was just enough rapids
211dallasd
211dallasd
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Rafting, yes, but a whole lot more.
My dad and I participated in the full day tour on the Kootenay river. We booked on a whim and I haden't done any re
dmeka5
dmeka5
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Great Experience on August 15
We had a great time with Quentin as our guide on the raft! He was enthusiastic, fun, and made a great effort to ta
pmd203
pmd203
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Holiday Highlight
Just come back from the Kootenay River half day tour and must say it's likley to be a highlight of our holiday! My
nancycX3532XO
nancycX3532XO
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Great fun with Quinton
Wonderful first time experience. Our guide Quinton was a barrel of laughs! 😉 Fun to chat with a fellow Maritimer.
370grant
370grant
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Full-Day Awesome experience
Four of us did the whole day trip on Kootenay. We had a fabulous time, the staff were great and of course the views
briannab893
briannab893
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Highly recommend!! Will be back again!
Super fun and safe trip. Our guide, Jack, was very knowledgeable and experienced. All 7 of us had such a fun trip.
332hilaryd
332hilaryd
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Great rafting experience!
This was a 10 out of 10 for our family, Dean was an amazing guide and took us through the Kicking Horse River like
Pamela H
Pamela H
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Amazing Day on the River Kootenay
Tripadvisor the trip - it was so awesome! Our Guide Sam said the reason we didn’t see any wildlife was because the
WengFamily2022
WengFamily2022
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amazing experience
Amazing experience. Our guide Bara was fun, knowledgeable, and highly skilled. My family with 3 kids aged 13, 9, an
Y3297BPliamp
Y3297BPliamp
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Super fun and awesome white water rafting
It was really awesome, guides were really fun and informative, especially Bill. Definitely better than Hydra
R6489FIjasonw
R6489FIjasonw
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Extraordinary!!
Our trip down the Kicking Horse River was an incredible experience we will not forget! We appreciated Dean’s skill
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Chris B
1 contribution
Jul. 2022 • Couples
My first time rafting and I couldn’t have found a better company to do it with . The guides are extremely knowledgeable about all things rafting. Very energetic and personal. Our guide was Tyler . A 5 year veteran of the company and definitely a top tier guide. He took the time to get to know everyone in the raft individually and made a personal connection with each of us. I can’t say enough good things about Tyler. The entire crew including the photographer were incredibly helpful and conducted themselves with the professionalism you would expect as the #1 rated rafting company in the Kootenay’s . This experience exceeded all our expectations and I highly recommend them to new and experienced rafters .
Written July 27, 2022
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KootenayRiverRunners
Thank you so much for this great review! We love hearing our guides are doing such an excellent job of making your trip that much more enjoyable. We appreciate your recommendation and we hope to see you again in the future!
Written July 28, 2022
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George T
St. Albert, Canada3 contributions
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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KootenayRiverRunners
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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Jeff S
1 contribution
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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KootenayRiverRunners
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
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Rebecca P
1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Couples
As it was my first time whitewater rafting, I was a little nervous before I arrived. As soon as we checked in, we were greated by the amazing and friendly staff. Right from the start, you can tell that their goal is to make you have fun! Our guide Tyler was awesome! He made us feel super safe, while at the same time he was making sure we hit the best rapids. The bus drive/photographer was great too, the photos turned out phenomenal. Would reccomened this experience to everyone!
Written July 13, 2021
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KootenayRiverRunners
Thank you so much for your review! I know Tyler will be so pleased you enjoyed the trip. We appreciate the recommendation and we hope to see you again in the future!
Written July 23, 2021
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Stacey B
1 contribution
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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KootenayRiverRunners
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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Anna D
4 contributions
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
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JY_Globetrotter
Calgary, Canada1,473 contributions
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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KootenayRiverRunners
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
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Loren V
Coaldale, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2020
All the staff were friendly and accommodating. Sign in was a organized and efficient. The guides on the river where a wealth of knowledge and fun.
My whole family 13 people (aged 11-65) took the same trip 4 years ago and the the quality of the trip was the just as great then as it was now.
I highly recommend this company and the Toby Creek tour for families of all sizes and abilities.
Written July 30, 2020
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KootenayRiverRunners
Hey there! Thanks so much for the review. We're glad to hear you and your family had a smooth, educating, and fun experience on our Toby Creek trip. Be sure to get in touch if you're back in the Valley and looking for round 2 :)
Written July 31, 2020
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Gerald GROBMEIER
1 contribution
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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KootenayRiverRunners
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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Nicholbee
Edmonton, Canada10 contributions
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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KootenayRiverRunners
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
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