Netson Creek/Rabbit River Canoe
Length: 11 days
Cost: $4100 CDN (value trip!)
River difficulty/technicality: 3
The Netson Creek/Rabbit River trip has only been run a handful of times, and is reported to be technical, continuous, canyon-filled and whitewater-challenging. This will be an adventure-filled remote, exploratory canoe trip suitable only for advanced paddlers with previous trips on class 2-3 rivers in the past number of years. Flying in to the put-in, we will start with small volume creeking and technical whitewater in an area with no road access. Steep gradient and pristine wilderness will be the themes of this challenging run. Guests are recommended to fly or drive to Fort Nelson B.C., and from there we will drive to the float base. The route paddles back to the Alaska Highway, and we will take a generous 11 days, allowing for extra time for hiking and exploring, as well as savouring the exciting paddling.
This trip is based out of Fort Nelson, British Columbia, which has daily air connections from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver with Central Mountain Air.
Photos courtesy of Laurel Archer: she is the author of two guidebooks on whitewater rivers in Northern British Columbia. If you are interested in seeing more photos of this region please visit her website at http://www.laurelarcher.com.
Exploratory trips have an added sense of adventure because the guides have not previously run the river, and are making trip plans based on guidebooks, maps and images, careful research and extensive preparation. We invite you to come on a true wilderness adventure and explore this beautiful region with us.
The Netson Creek portion of this trip shows us narrow and serpentine sections. Photo credit: Laurel Archer