The Kootenay River is an exciting whitewater run through the beautiful Canadian Rockies of southeast British Columbia. We’ll launch high in Kootenay National Park and paddle three “reaches” (sections) of the river. Park Reach offers an excellent introduction, with lots of swifts and easy rapids. Then, 40 km downstream we will enter the more-demanding Canyon Reach. The rapids are more challenging here and cut through 50 km of steep-walled canyons. Lastly, we’ll run the more-relaxing White River Reach and splash through amazing scenery in the westernmost ranges of the Rockies to our take-out point at Canal Flats.

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Dates, Rates & Availability

Prices listed are per person. All dates listed are tentative until confirmed by the Black Feather Office. Click here for our booking, payment and cancellation policies. Please contact us to be put onto a waiting list if your desired trip is full.

Dates Trip Fee Availability
Sun. Aug 4 - Fri. Aug 9, 2024 $2,395 CAD Book Now
Sun. Aug 18 - Fri. Aug 23, 2024 $2,395 CAD Book Now
Sun. Aug 3 - Fri. Aug 8, 2025 $2,695 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now
Sun. Aug 17 - Fri. Aug 22, 2025 $2,695 CAD until Oct 31* Book Now

What's Included


  • 6:1 Ratio


  • camping on the Kootenay River


  • all meals and snacks on the river

Paddling Equipment

  • whitewater boats
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • containers for food and group equipment


  • shuttles to and from the Kootenay River
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to and from the expedition

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (satellite phone)