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” (sections) of the river. Park Reach offers an excellent introduction, with lots of swifts and easy rapids. Then, 40 km downstream we will enter the more-demanding Canyon Reach. The rapids are more challenging here 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.

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Details for this trip are being finalized, check back for more information in October 2022!

What's included

Map

Guides

  • 6:1 ratio
Accommodation

Accommodation

  • camping on the Kootenay River
Meals

Meals

  • all meals and snacks on the river
Equipment

Paddling Equipment

  • whitewater boats
  • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets
Camping

Camping Equipment

  • tents – free standing expedition dome tents
  • ‘kitchen’ – tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
  • containers for food and group equipment
Safety

Safety Equipment

  • first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
  • communications equipment (satellite phone)
Van

Transportation

  • shuttles to and from the Kootenay River
  • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to and from the expedition