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Nipika Mountain Resort

Nipika Mountain Resort is an eco-resort in the Canadian Rockies, 30km from Radium Hot Springs, BC and 114km from Banff, AB. Nipika offers guided daily canoe trips down the Kootenay River and 6-day trips down the Kootenay, Cross, and Palliser Rivers. In the summer months, the massive trail network surrounding Nipika is geared towards mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners with a professional disc golf course on site. There are nine cabins, ranging in size accommodating 4-13 people. Activities and trails are open to day-use and cabin guests.

Overview

The Kootenay River is an exciting whitewater run through the beautiful Canadian Rockies of southeastern British Columbia, offering a wide variety of rapids and scenery.
Experience two nights (the first and last) at our eco resort in beautiful log cabins and three nights camping at various spots along the river. We 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 enter the more demanding Canyon Reach. The rapids are more challenging here and cut through 50 km of steep-walled canyons. Lastly, we 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. Any adventurous paddler can enjoy this trip. The stable, inflatable SOAR canoes allow anyone to handle the rapids. Experienced canoeists will appreciate the constant current, numerous rapids, and exceptional scenery.
Starting at
$1995 CAD
Package Price

Trip Highlights

  • All-inclusive
  • Base is an eco resort in the heart of the Canadian Rockies
  • Paddle three reaches of the Kootenay River

Nipika Mountain Resort

Nipika Mountain Resort is an eco-resort in the Canadian Rockies, 30km from Radium Hot Springs, BC and 114km from Banff, AB. Nipika offers guided daily canoe trips down the Kootenay River and 6-day trips down the Kootenay, Cross, and Palliser Rivers. In the summer months, the massive trail network surrounding Nipika is geared towards mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners with a professional disc golf course on site. There are nine cabins, ranging in size accommodating 4-13 people. Activities and trails are open to day-use and cabin guests.

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Canoeing

Activity

  • Whitewater

Experience/Service

  • Paddling Trip

Waterway

  • Whitewater Class I

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 6 Days

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Partial

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Itinerary

Meeting Place

Nipika Mountain Resort

Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia

Day 1:

Arrivals, orientation, and group dinner with a night in Nipika's log cabins.

Day 2:

Shuttle to put-in, paddle fun current, class I-II rapids with fascinating natural features highlighting the route, riverfront camping.

Day 3:

Paddle fun current, class I-II rapids with fascinating natural features highlighting the route, riverfront camping

Day 4:

Paddle fun current, class I-II rapids with fascinating natural features highlighting the route, riverfront camping

Day 5:

Finish paddle and arrive back at resort. Clean up and enjoy the luxury of a cabin sleep!

Day 6:

Breakfast and optional hike before departure.

Dates & Packages

Kootenay River Canoe Trip

Sunday, June 26 – Friday, July 1, 2022 Sunday, July 10 – Friday, July 15, 2022 Sunday, Aug. 21 – Friday, Aug. 26, 2022
GUIDES 5:1 ratio ACCOMMODATION two nights at Nipika in family-style log cabin, shared accommodation three nights camping along the river MEALS group prepared meals at Nipika (dinner day 1, day 2 breakfast, day 5 dinner, day 6 breakfast) excellent trail meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 5 lunch CANOE EQUIPMENT SOAR two-person, high-quality inflatable canoes paddles, PFDs, throw bags (you may bring your own) EXPEDITION EQUIPMENT kitchen / group tarp, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc free standing custom expedition dome tents – 2 per tent packs and barrel packs for expedition gear and group meals SAFETY EQUIPMENT first aid, safety, fiver rescue, and repair kits communication device TRANSPORTATION shuttles between Nipika and the river on Day 2 and Day 5 transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc.

What Guests Are Saying

By middle of day 2 we were a confident and established team with wonderful meals whipped up by our perfectly pitched guides, larking and screaming our way down grade 2/3 Rapids while contemplating the massive beauty of the Canadian wilderness.

- Dr. Jocelyn (Tripadvisor)
Reviews
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5 Based on 1 customer reviews
Oct 18, 2022
Brenna Shultz

This trip is the perfect amount of fun, thrill and rejuvenation all wrapped into one. The guides are fantastic with lots of knowledge on the surrounding area and river safety. They do a great job of making the group feel like we were friends from the beginning even though we didn't' all know each other before arriving at the resort. The food was also great. Everything tastes better when you work for it too!

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Responsible Travel Philosophy

Nipika operates in harmony with nature. We are completely off the grid, and source power from the sun and surrounding forest. All of Nipika’s electricity is generated with renewable, clean solar energy.

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Responsible Travel Philosophy

Nipika operates in harmony with nature. We are completely off the grid, and source power from the sun and surrounding forest. All of Nipika’s electricity is generated with renewable, clean solar energy.

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Our Services

Nipika Mountain Resort is set amid the Cross River Canyon Recreation Site, spanning nearly 1,500 acres. They are maintained for mountain biking, trail running, and hiking in the spring, summer, and fall with scenic river and mountain views. In winter they are groomed for xc skiing, fat biking, and snowshoeing.

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Our Services

Nipika Mountain Resort is set amid the Cross River Canyon Recreation Site, spanning nearly 1,500 acres. They are maintained for mountain biking, trail running, and hiking in the spring, summer, and fall with scenic river and mountain views. In winter they are groomed for xc skiing, fat biking, and snowshoeing.

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Location

Nipika Mountain Resort is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, 30km from Radium Hot Springs, BC and 115 from Banff, AB. It is surrounded by forest, mountains, and rivers. The nine cabins are located at the top of a large meadow with the large trail network spanning outwards.

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Location

Nipika Mountain Resort is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, 30km from Radium Hot Springs, BC and 115 from Banff, AB. It is surrounded by forest, mountains, and rivers. The nine cabins are located at the top of a large meadow with the large trail network spanning outwards.

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