Join a group of adventurous folks for Elements Adventure Company’s exploratory first descent down the Jennings River. Described as one of the most remote and undeveloped watersheds in Northern BC, this 180km journey starts in the humble headwaters deep in the Cassiar Mountains, bouncing through many technical rapids, before finally spilling out into the vast expanse of Teslin lake.
How does a 5-km class 2+ rapid sound to you? An 8-km class 2 section? How about 2 dedicated days of hiking in the headwaters? Does facing the many moods on Teslin Lake appeal to you? This canoe expedition is expected to be one of the most diverse trips we’ve offered. It is for whitewater canoeists with solid intermediate to advanced paddling and rescue skills and a keen sense for adventure.
This guided expedition comes with 50% off any 2-day whitewater canoeing course at Elements Adventure Co. paddling school near Vernon, BC.
13 Days in the wilderness
Introductory price $5,950 + GST plus charter flight cost. Save $500 before Feb 15, 2024
The Jennings River is a fast, small-volume mountain river. We intend to spend 2 days hiking high in the Cassiar mountains before beginning the paddle. The headwaters are known for their excellent moose habitat, where the river starts as a series of tiny ponds and creeks. Soon the river’s gradient begins to increase, scattered with mid-stream rocks, ledges and gorges. You’ll have views of some of the 2500m peaks of the Cassiar mountians before the river approaches the Nisutlin Plateau. After a few distinct changes in landscape, you’ll finally feel like you’re in a river valley before the river reaches Teslin Lake where the delta provides important habitat for breeding and migrating birds. The last 2 full days of paddling are on Teslin lake – and can (depending on the weather) require patience and stamina. The Jennings river includes multiple sections of 5+km long whitewater rapids (class 2/2+) and will keep you interested and on your toes.
Strong intermediate paddling skills and outdoor adventure experience is required. An ordinary wilderness expedition requires a positive attitude, and a high tolerance for adversity and uncertainty. These attributes are even more important on an exploratory trip of this nature – that potentially also has some challenging whitewater and portaging/lining to be done. Participants will need to be out paddling prior to the trip and are encouraged to join a whitewater skills course in the spring.
Since 2014, Elements Adventure Company is pioneering guided river canoe trips in Northern British Columbia – a vast wilderness region with hulking mountain ranges of the Coast, Cassiar, and Northern Rocky Mountains – and countless clear, fast, and continuous rivers. These dramatic, remote landscapes provide us with the solitude, natural beauty, and adventure that we are delighted to share with you. We invite those people with a deep respect for our planet and a spark for adventure, to partner with us to explore these special places.
Our excellent canoeing school can help you build any prerequisite skills for our Northern paddling adventures, but what’s most important is to visit these wild places with the right people.
We choose our guides for their diverse backgrounds, extensive experience in river guiding and teaching, and their values – which infuse these journeys with rich cultural insights and a spirit of adventure. They embody qualities of authenticity, openness, gentleness, and effective communication, ensuring a safe and fulfilling experience for all participants.
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