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 is a mountainous river run starting in Kootenay National Park, near the continental divide. Nipika Mountain Resort is nestled in this wilderness, with the Kootenay River flowing past. Our Nipika "Paddle and Hike" adventure includes 5 nights at the lodge.
There will be day-hikes up Aurora Creek to view Mount Assiniboine, and around the Kindersley Pass. You will want to be in reasonable physical shape for the hikes as there can be considerable elevation change; but, we will adjust the routes and pace to suit the group. We will also enjoy 2 canoeing day-trips on the Kootenay River and will pass many fascinating features: the Cross River natural bridge, tufa deposits, and wind-and-water-sculpted hoodoos. The river flows swiftly, with Class 1 and 2 rapids interspersed. Any adventurous person can enjoy this trip. In our stable and forgiving SOARS canoes, the rapids are accessible for most paddlers. Experienced canoeists will still appreciate the constant current, numerous rapids, and exceptional scenery. Our base is Nipika Mountain Resort - a lovely eco-lodge on the shore of the river.
Starting at
$1675 CAD
Package Price

Trip Highlights

  • day-hikes up Aurora Creek to view Mount Assiniboine
  • wood-fired sauna
  • 5 nights at Nipika Mountain Resort in a "family-style" log cabin

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
  • Canoe Tripping

Experience/Service

  • Paddling Trip

Waterway

  • Whitewater Class I
  • Whitewater Class II

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 6 Days

Accomodation

  • Lodge or Resort-Based

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Beginner

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Dates & Packages

Nipika - Paddle and Hike

June 23, 2019 to June 28, 2019
Guides 5:1 ratio

Accommodation
• 5 nights at Nipika Mountain Resort in a "family-style" log cabin or at the main lodge - mostly double occupancy

Meals
• group-prepared meals at Nipika - Day 1 dinner to Day 6 breakfast
• excellent trail lunches and snacks on day trips (Days 2 to 5)
• wine with dinners

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

Safety Equipment
• first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits

Transportation
• shuttles between Nipika and the river on Day 3 and Day 4
• transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to and from the expedition

What Guests Are Saying

Thanks to Lyle and the other guides. We learned tons about the mountain ecology. The paddling and hiking were super contrasts.

- Anne, Alberta, Canada
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