Canoe the Kootenay River

Canoe the Kootenay River

See the mountains from the water: canoe the Kootenay

Available daily from June to September

Spend a day on the Kootenay River, paddling through aquamarine water sighting birds and wildlife in the air and along the shorelines.

Our team of experienced guides will coach you along the way to develop and improve your skills on moving water, around winding bends, and over stretches of rapids.

The guides can share stories about the river and mountain area as we paddle surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Tours will stop for a rest at one of the countless remote beaches where you can explore the shoreline for animal prints and bravely take a swim in the glacier-fed water.


Adult $100.00 / Youth (under 12) $75.00


The day begins at 9:30 am when you meet your guides in the lower parking lot by the barn at Nipika to sign waivers before shuttling to the river.

The average trip lasts 4-5 hours from departure to arrival.

All guests are required to wear a mask and sanitize hands prior to the van trip. (No mask required on the river.)

Nipika provides the canoe, paddles, lifejackets, helmets, dry barrels, and dry bags.

Due to social distancing practices in effect, we will only be taking a maximum of 8 people on trips.