Week Of Rockies Rivers – July 5-10, 2020

Week Of Rockies Rivers – July 5-10, 2020

Paddle spectacular water by day and indulge in eco luxury by night.

DATES: Sunday, July 5 – Friday, July 10, 2020


The Week of Rockies Rivers is an exciting whitewater holiday where guests paddle a new section of the Vermillion, Kootenay, and White Rivers in the beautiful Canadian Rockies each day.

Paddle easier rapids before gaining confidence and reaching the more challenging ones. Sights include 50km steep-walled canyons, hoodoos, exceptional mountain views, wildlife, and sandy beaches.

Nipika Mountain Resort is the homebase for this adventure, so guests stay in comfortable log cabins and enjoy wonderfully prepared meals together.

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

Tentative itinerary

Day 1

  • Optional shuttle from Calgary Airport departing around noon
  • Late afternoon arrivals at 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
  • 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
  • Launch on the Kootenay River and paddle 40 km downstream back to Nipika through magnificent mountain scenery and fascinating natural features. Lots of 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
  • Pack up and have a late morning departure
  • Optional shuttle to Calgary Airport, arriving about 3 PM

What’s included?

5:1 ratio

five nights at Nipika Mountain Resort in a “family-style” log cabin


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, two-person inflatable SOAR 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.

What isn’t included?

  • Personal clothing and gear (a recommended clothing and 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

 Price: $1920.00 + tax

Don’t miss out on this great adventure!