With its awe-inspiring scenery and delightful whitewater, this gem of a river rivals any remote wilderness river of the Far North. This trip has intermediate-level paddlers starting deep within the heart of the Rocky Mountains, as they trace the flanks of the rugged peaks, enjoying 6 days on the glacial blue Kootenay river waters. Fascinating geological features accent each bend, creating stunning views and playful rapids ranging from class 1-3. Our relaxed itinerary allows for time to play in the cool waters and explore the magical side trails in this corridor.
This guided expedition comes with a 10% savings on a 2-day whitewater canoeing course at Elements Adventure Co’s paddling school on the Shuswap River near Vernon, BC.
Are you looking to participate with your partner? Consider our Couples Adventure Retreat on the Kootenay River.
July 11-17, 2024
7 Days (6 Days on the River)
$2,250 + GST /person
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL save $200 before Feb 15, 2024
Often referred to as the ‘affordable Nahanni’, the Kootenay can offer stunning scenery and world-class canoeing, at a fraction of the time and money investment of a Northern wilderness trip. We offer intermediate-level paddlers the chance to hone their whitewater skills in a safe setting, a chance to connect with other adventurous people, and truly experience a trip of a lifetime. Its location means we only spend 6 hours driving to our put-in from Vernon, BC.
Participants have experience canoeing on intermediate rivers and are confident adventuring in the outdoors. They are familiar with basic canoeing strokes and manouvres, have taken a river paddling course, 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.
Join us for an exhilarating intermediate canoeing expedition on the Kootenay river in beautiful British Columbia.
This trip is a perfect blend of challenge and relaxation. Our experienced guides will provide expert instruction, and ensure your safety and comfort throughout the adventure.
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