British Columbia’s Kootenay River

by Dennis EatonRafting Editor

GOLDEN, BC, CANADA – The Kootenay River in BC offers terrific rafting through the thick forests of steep mountain valleys and canyons, with water that can range from calm and peaceful to white-knucklers.


Rafting in BC is some of the best you'll find in Canada.

Starting in BC’s beautiful Kootenay National Park, the river flows into southern British Columbia before crossing the border into Montana. The Upper Kootenay River includes fast waters, Class III rapids, waves, rocks and pools.

BC rafting tour guide outfitters in the region offer guided whitewater rafting trips, including expeditions designed both for experienced adventurers and for the entire family.


* Rated: Class II – III

* Best time: June – September

* Approximate time required: half-day and full day trips