Week Of Rockies Rivers – July 7-12, 2019

Week Of Rockies Rivers – July 7-12, 2019

Enjoy a great day on the river and return to a warm cabin and comfy bed.


The Week of Rockies Rivers is an exciting whitewater holiday. We stay at the Nipika Mountain Resort and each day paddle a new section of river through the beautiful Canadian Rockies of southeast British Columbia. We’ll launch high in Kootenay National Park and paddle three ‘Reaches’ or sections of the Kootenay River. The Park Reach offers an excellent introduction with lots of swifts and easy rapids. 40km downstream we enter the more demanding Canyon Reach. The rapids are more challenging, cutting through 50 km of steep walled canyons. Lastly we run the
more relaxing White River Reach and splash through amazing scenery to Canal Flats in the westernmost ranges of the Rockies. We’ll also explore two tributaries of the Kootenay. The White River is a long run of almost continuous class 2 rapids. Our ‘finale’ is a fun short run on the smaller Cross River near the resort on our last morning. Our base for this adventure is Nipika Mountain Resort – a lovely eco-lodge on the shore of the Kootenay. We’ll stay in comfortable log chalets and and enjoy excellent meals together.
Any adventurous paddler can enjoy this trip. In our stable and forgiving inflatable SOARs canoes, anyone can handle the rapids. Experienced canoeists will still appreciate the constant current, numerous rapids and exceptional scenery

Week of Rockies Rivers – Itinerary

Day 1

Sunday – Arrival
(Optional shuttle from Calgary Airport – departing around noon)
Late afternoon arrival and check in to Nipika Mountain Resort Introductions, orientation, dinner program review, hand out equipment, etc
Day 2
Vermillion River
Shuttle to Vermillion Crossing, in Kootenay National Park. Launch and paddle approximately 35 km downstream, passing spectacular Hector Gorge and Rapids. We take out at McLeod Meadows and shuttle back to Nipika. Dinner and overnight
Day 3
Kootenay River – Park Reach
Shuttle to McLeod Meadows upstream of the Resort, our launch on the Kootenay River paddle 40 km downstream back to Nipika through magnificent mountain scenery and fascinating natural features. Lots fun current and easy rapids highlight this section of the river.
Dinner and overnight
Day 4
Kootenay River – Canyon Reach
Launch from the Resort and paddle downstream through the Canyon Reach
This section has more challenging rapids in scenic steep walled canyons. Meet shuttle at White River Bridge and return to Nipika for sauna, dinner and overnight.
Day 5
Kootenay River – White River Reach
Return to White River Bridge and continue downstream on the Kootenay to Canal Flats. This is not as difficult as the Canyon reach, but the scenery is equally spectacular as the river cuts through the westernmost ranges of the Rocky Mountains.
Meet shuttle and return to Nipika.
Dinner and overnight
Day 6
Enjoy a relaxing morning at Nipika with a delicious breakfast, then its time to pack up and have a late morning departure.
(Optional shuttle to Calgary Airport – arriving about 3 PM)

Whats included

Guides 5:1 ratio

• 5 nights at Nipika Mountain Resort in a “family-style” log cabin or at the main lodge – mostly double occupancy
• group-prepared meals at Nipika – Day 1 dinner to Day 6 breakfast
• excellent trail lunches and snacks on the river – Day 2 lunch to Day 5 lunch
• wine and beer with dinners
Canoe Equipment
• high-quality, SOAR, 2-person inflatable canoes
• paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets
Expedition Equipment
• packs and barrel packs for expedition gear and group meals
Safety Equipment
• first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
• shuttles between Nipika and the rivers on days 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
• transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to and from the expedition

What isn’t included?

• Personal clothing and gear – a recommended clothing & equipment list will be provided
• Travel between your home and Nipika
• Optional shuttle between Calgary Airport and Nipika – $125 each way
• Any hotel accommodation or meals other than those listed above
• Souvenirs, purchases of a personal nature, personal phone calls etc.
• Any additional expenses or costs incurred as a result of delays to the trip caused by factors beyond our control – i.e. weather, water levels, flight delays, etc.
• Any costs associated with your emergency evacuation from the trip
• Gratuities

 Price: $1920.00 + tax

Don’t miss out on this great adventure!

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