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Kootenay River | British Columbia, Canada

Whitewater Recreation Area
Kootenay River

If you want the most scenic and rejuvenating paddling trip in BC, this is it. This river is gorgeous. It is a class 2-3 river with lots of access points. We encourage the 4 day raft trip from McLeod Meadows to Canal Flats. You will not be disappointed. And to make the trip even more enjoyable, hire Adventure Paddle School to do the 5 hour shuttle for you and avoid paying the Park fees since you are out of the park after 2 hours of paddling! Take a raft, canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board down here and it will be a trip to remember!

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO- Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
It is mandatory for all watercraft to stop at road side inspection stations. Watercraft includes sailboats, motorboats, car toppers, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards being transported in BC. Dedicated crews of inspectors check and if necessary decontaminate mussel infested boats. This approach has been taken by other jurisdictions in the Pacific Northwest, and proven to be highly effective in educating boaters on the risk of invasive mussel introduction. Click HERE to learn more.

Typical Class of Water