The Kootenay River Runners Base Camp is located on 10 acres in the upper reaches of the Kicking Horse River. The camp includes our BBQ pavillion, full change rooms/restrooms with hot showers, locker rooms and camp ground. Kootenay River Runners can boast that we are 1 of 2 companies on the Kicking Horse River with a fully catered BBQ Steak Lunch, no sawdust burgers here! Our on site equipment warehouse makes suiting up in your raft gear easy and efficient.
When you arrive at the Base Camp, you will be greeted by one of our guides who will check your reservation and welcome you to the Kicking Horse. We start the trip off by having lunch at our pavilion. BBQ Steak, Chicken Breasts and Veggie Burgers are on the menu. We add ceaser salad, fruit trays, cookies and garlic bread to the spread. Once your lunch is consumed and you are all fueled up, its time to get down to business. We use our pavillion as a central location start our trip. A trip leader will discuss the waiver form and the gear which you will use on the Kicking Horse(pfd, wetsuit, spray top, booties, helmet, paddle) After this introduction to the gear is finished, we all head over to the warehouse and change rooms for suiting up. Valuables such as wallets, car keys and other personal belongings will be locked up and a KRR staff member will always remain at our Base. Once everyone has their rafting gear on, we head down to the boats for safety talks. The guides will go over everything from how to paddle, how to hold on, and all river safety topics that are applicable. Then you're off down the Kicking Horse!
- 2000 sq/ft BBQ Pavillion
- Change rooms with hot showers
- Washrooms w/ lockers
- Camp ground
- Photo & Souvenir Shop
- Gear warehouse