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St Marys River

An enjoyable experience for all:



Beautiful in summer and winter, the St Marys River originates high in the Selkirk Mountain Range and flows to Fort Steele where it joins the Kootenay River. The river is primarily class 11 paddling water. There is one class 111 rapids at the "S" Bends near the Kimberley Campgrounds. 


.The St Marys River is designated as a Class ll fishing river, one of seven in the East Kootenays.  Class ll rivers are considered to be highly productive trout (cutthroat) streams.  Special licences are required and may be purchased on-line or at licenced vendors. Fishers can walk and wade along our property and the fishing is superb. 
Dry fly fishing is at its best in August and September .
Float the river yourself with your own pontoon boat or raft. We have a boat launch. We can recommend a river stretch of the river which is right for you. We provide a  shuttle service for  $25.
We also have local flies for fishing which are available for purchase.


Visitors may fish the river or enjoy the clear waters while paddling or rafting.  Many people relax on the banks with a picnic lunch and/or swim in the many pools along the route of the St Marys River. (note: swimming in July is in Canadian terms-refreshing-while August is wonderful on a sunny warm day)


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