Kootenay River Canoe Trip

Kootenay River Canoe Trip

If you’re looking for a mountain river escape, this trip is for you!

Sunday, June 21 – Friday, June 26, 2020 (Skill Level 2*)

Sunday, July 5 – Friday, July 10, 2020

Sunday, July 26 – Friday, July 31, 2020

Sunday, August 16 – Friday, August 21, 2020

The Kootenay River is an exciting whitewater run through the beautiful Canadian Rockies of southeastern British Columbia. The river offers a wide variety of rapids and scenery.

Experience two nights (the first and last) at our eco resort in beautiful log cabins and four nights camping at various spots along the river.

Any adventurous paddler can enjoy this trip. In our stable, inflatable SOAR canoes, anyone can handle the rapids. Experienced canoeists will appreciate the constant current, numerous rapids, and exceptional scenery.

*Please note that the June 21-26, 2020 trip is classified as a skill level 2 due to high water during run off. Paddling experience is required.*

Tentative itinerary


Arrivals at 4pm, group dinner, and evening orientation after a pleasant hike around Nipika


Equipment and safety session

Afternoon run down the upper Kootenay River, Grades 1 – 2


“Bridge to Bridge Run”, the most exciting and beautiful section of the Kootenay  River

Shuttle to the upper White River in the evening

Set up camp


White River Canyons to the lower Kootenay River to Gibralter Rock to camp

Simply spectacular scenery with grades 2 – 3 water


Paddle down the scenic lower Kootenay to Canal Flats

Shuttle back to Nipika for dinner and a relaxing evening


Relaxing morning at the resort and departure.

What’s included?

5:1 ratio
two nights at Nipika in ‘family style’ log cabin, mostly double occupancy
three nights camping along the river
group prepared meals at Nipika (dinner day 1, day 2 breakfast, day 5 dinner, day 6 breakfast)
excellent trail meals and snacks from Day 2 lunch to Day 5 lunch
wine and beer with dinners
Canoe equipment
SOAR two-person, high-quality inflatable canoes
paddles, PFDs, etc (you may bring your own)
Expedition equipment
kitchen / group tarp, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc
free standing custom expedition dome tents – 2 per tent
packs and barrel packs for expedition gear and group meals
Safety equipment
first aid, safety, rescue, and repair kits
shuttles between Nipika and the river on Day 2 and Day 5
transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc.

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.

 Price: $1,850.00 + taxes

Don’t miss out on the adventure!