In over 40 years of providing adventure travel holidays, we have paddled and hiked thousands of kilometers with countless satisfied customers. We've learned how to make your trip very special. Over 70% of our clientele are returning participants!

Overview

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" or sections of the river. Park Reach offers an excellent introduction, with lots of swifts and easy rapids. Then 40 km downstream we'll enter the more-demanding Canyon Reach. The rapids are more challenging 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. We set up camp at the end of the day on the shore. With a glass of wine in hand, we'll prepare an exceptional dinner to share around the campfire. Our base for this adventure is Nipika Mountain Resort - a lovely eco-lodge on the shore of the river where we'll stay on our first and last nights. Any adventurous paddler can enjoy this trip. In our stable and forgiving, inflatable SOAR canoes, anyone can handle the rapids. Experienced canoeists will still appreciate the constant current, numerous rapids, and exceptional scenery.
Starting at
$1695 CAD
Package Price

Trip Highlights

  • whitewater run through the beautiful Canadian Rockies
  • wine and beer with dinners

In over 40 years of providing adventure travel holidays, we have paddled and hiked thousands of kilometers with countless satisfied customers. We've learned how to make your trip very special. Over 70% of our clientele are returning participants!

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Canoeing

Activity

  • Whitewater

Experience/Service

  • Paddling Trip

Waterway

  • Whitewater Class I
  • Whitewater Class II

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 5 Days

Accomodation

  • Lodge or Resort-Based

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Photography
  • Wine Tasting
  • Beer Tasting
  • Intermediate

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Dates & Packages

Kootenay River Canoe Trip

Canoe Equipment
• high-quality, SOAR, 2-person inflatable canoes
• paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets

Expedition Equipment
• tents: free-standing, custom expedition dome tents - 2 per tent
• "kitchen": tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc.
• containers for food and group equipment
Safety Equipment
• first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
Meals
• group-prepared meals at Nipika - Day 1 dinner, Day 2 breakfast, Day 5 dinner, Day 6 breakfast
• excellent trail meals and snacks on the river - Day 2 lunch to Day 5 lunch
• wine and beer with dinners

What Guests Are Saying

I did not expect the amazing scenery and wildlife. The grizzly bear sighting was very exciting.

- Bernard, Nova Scotia, Canada
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