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Four Rivers in Four Days

Join Elements Adventure Co. for a 4-day river canoeing adventure to paddle some of BC’s top interior rivers – in tandem or solo canoes – or bring your stand-up paddle board or kayak!  Endless canoeing on class 1-3 rivers through land steeped in the history of mining, transportation, and ranching.  Each day will comprise of some driving, world-class paddling, great food, and a lot of fun.

$925 + 5% GST         SAVE 10% on registrations 3 months in advance of each trip!

Upcoming Dates:

New! June 12-15, 2020 LITE EDITION  – class I and II whitewater (skill level 1 required – see below) – same style of trip, less demanding whitewater

June 19-22, 2020 – class I – III whitewater (skill level 2 required – see below)

September 18-21, 2020 – class I – III whitewater (skill level 2 required)

Included in the trip fee:
  • Guiding, safety, route selection and instruction from two certified professional guides
  • All lunches, all snacks, and 2 breakfasts
  • Transportation from Vernon, BC in the comfy EAC van
  • Camping fees
Not included in the trip fee:
  • canoes, kayaks, SUP’s & paddling equipment (we rent whitewater canoes and paddling equipment – see below)
  • clothing and personal camping equipment (tents, sleeping bags and mattresses are available to rent)
  • 2 breakfasts and 4 dinners (to be purchased at local mid-priced restaurants)

 

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People who go on the Level 1 trip:

  • are solo OR tandem canoeists, kayakers or SUP’ers looking for a safe and easy way to experience some of BC’s most beautiful paddling routes
  • love to experience nature, see wildlife, and learn about local history
  • prefer easy paddling over intense whitewater – either due to mobility reasons or just enjoy a more relaxed approach
  • love to play in the outdoors in the company of other adventurous, dynamic people

People who go on the level 2 trip:

  • are solo OR tandem canoeists, kayakers or SUP’ers looking for a safe way to experience more of BC’s finest whitewater
  • want to improve their paddling technique and increase their comfort in more technical rivers
  • have a keen sense of adventure and enjoy the unexpected
  • love to play in the outdoors in the company of other adventurous, dynamic people

 

NOTE: YOU DO NOT NEED A PADDLING PARTNER TO PARTICIPATE!!!

Skill Levels Required

Level 1: Participants have experience paddling on easy rivers and are confident playing in the outdoors.  They have taken a beginner-level moving water canoeing course, know basic strokes and manouvres, and are comfortable around moving water.  Participants can expect to build on skills and experience under easy paddling conditions under the leadership of their guides.  Participants should be reasonably fit and capable of carrying their canoe and gear with group assistance over rough terrain.

Level 2:  Participants have experience paddling on intermediate rivers and are confident adventuring in the outdoors. They have taken an intermediate-level moving water canoeing course, are proficient with basic strokes, manouvres and easy self-rescue techniques, and are comfortable around/on/in moving water.  Participants can expect to build on skills and experience in new and challenging conditions under the leadership of their guides.  Participants should be fit and capable of carrying their canoe and gear over rough terrain.

 

 

River Selection

The 4 Rivers in 4 Days trip will choose four sections from the following Okanagan, Shuswap, or Interior rivers: Coldwater, Tulameen, Similkameen, Nicola, Thompson, Clearwater, Adams, Middle Shuswap, Lower Shuswap, and North Thompson.

River Selection – Click Here

Your Guides

“Thank you Charles!  These 4 days were an amazing experience and opportunity for growth, learning, and pushing limits.  You are exceptionally good at what you do and we feel very fortunate to have been guided by you and Keiran.”       L. & H Brunns, Mara, BC

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Accommodation

  • Camping will be at provincial campgrounds, private campgrounds, or Forest Service Rec Sites.
  • EAC will arrange our camping accommodation on behalf of our group in advance. 

Meals – some additional cost

  • Participants are required to purchase 2 of their own breakfasts and 4 dinners at local establishments.
  • All snacks, all lunches, and 2 breakfasts are provided.

Boats and Paddling Equipment

High-quality outfitted whitewater canoes and equipment available to rent.

All paddling equipment (tandem and solo river canoes, helmets, wetsuits, drysuits, PFD’s, paddles) is available to rent – see prices below.

Rental rates  (without GST) for 4 days:

  • tandem canoe – $50/person
  • solo canoe – $75/person
  • whitewater paddle – $20
  • PFD – $25
  • Helmet – $25
  • Wetsuit – $35
  • Drybag – FREE

Rental notes:

  • Canoes – these ain’t your regular Canadain Tire canoes!  These whitewater canoes come fully outfitted with knee pads, thigh straps, air bags, spare paddle, bailer, throw-ropes and painters.
  • Wetsuits are farmer john/jane style.
  • Drysuits can also be rented from another source – please inquire.
  • Participants are responsible for the full cost of repair or replacement of lost or damaged canoes and/or equipment. Reasonable wear is expected.

Transportation

  • All transportation will be in the comfort of the Elements Adventure Company van.

 

Pre-Trip Support and Paperwork

  • Full packing list supplied in advance.
  • Registration & Medical Information form, Policies & Procedures document, Waiver
  • Bonus – see below!

 

river canoeing instructorBONUS

  • 10% tuition and rentals discount on any scheduled river-canoeing courses with our Paddling School in advance of the trip.

 

 

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Other important details:

  • maximum 11 participants, minimum 6
  • minimum age is 18 and 16 for the intermediate and easy trips, respectively (or with guide’s consent)
  • a 30% deposit is required upon booking
  • the balance is due 30 days prior to departure, after which time, no refunds will be given – special considerations may be made for medical conditions
  • refunds can be issued up to 30 days prior to the trip date, but a $100 cancellation fee will be retained

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL OUR CLIENTS: We have been given the green light to operate again! We are back on the water with all our courses and trips as of May 24, 2020! - with covid-19 precautions in place. Please see our covid-19 response page for details. More information here