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Kootenay River 5-day trip

Kootenay River Fall Classic Canoe

Fall dates available! Get in touch!

Length: 5 days

Cost: $1550 CDN (value trip!)



Environment: 1+

River difficulty/technicality: 1+

Physicality: 1+

We love this local-to-our-area gem of a river! The Kootenay starts in Kootenay National Park and runs South as it works towards the US border. We will spend 5 relatively relaxed days and 4 nights on the river, meandering our way through the Rocky Mountains, ending our trip near the town of Canal Flats. It is a great, fun whitewater run! It is fast flowing and continuous with mostly rapids of class I and II. At this fall level, it is suitable for beginner and intermediate paddlers, while advanced paddlers will still enjoy the scenery and clear blue water. It is an amazing value trip, as it is both drive-in and drive-out. Kokanee salmon will be running on the river at this time, and we will also have the chance to view fantastic wildlife, from birds to larger mammals and many in betweens!

Access is a short 2.5 hour drive from Calgary. Various travel configurations are available – we can arrange a pick up from Calgary, or you can meet us in British Columbia to join up with the trip. Give us a call or send us an email - we would be happy to chat about what works best for you!

Want more info? Download our information package!


Bald Eagle
Kootenay River Campsite
Kootenay Valley Viewpoint
Kokanee Salmon
Kootenay River Rapids
Kootenay River Tenting
Rock watching
Tufa Mound
Hoodoos and blue sky
Kootenay blue
Pedley Falls
Kootenay River Put-In

Interested in the Kootenay River canoe trip? Contact us to learn more, or book a trip now!

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