Canoe

We offer some of the best wilderness canoeing trips in British Columbia, Yukon, and northern Canada. Most of our paddling adventures are suitable for beginners. Our expert guides will teach you the skills necessary to enjoy these natural areas.
canoeing trips

Bowron Lakes - Considered one of the top ten canoe trips. Located against the scenic, majestic Cariboo Mts. in central British Columbia.

Nahanni River - The Nahanni is Canada’s most celebrated wilderness river and has long been favored as the country’s classic river trip. The remarkable landscape was honored by UNESCO in 1979 as the first named World Heritage Site.

Wind-River – The perfect yukon paddle for those with experience, seeking northern solitude and remoteness.

Teslin/Yukon River – A remote wilderness paddle on one of the great rivers of the world. Add in its importance to the Klondike Goldrush of 1898 and the combination is unbeatable.

Yukon River/Dawson City – A remote wilderness paddle on one of the great rivers of the world. Add in its importance to the Klondike Goldrush of 1898 and the combination is unbeatable.

canoeing trips

Physical requirements for river trips are generally modest. Rivers are ranked according to the difficulty of their most severe rapids.The scale is not linear, nor is it fixed. For instance, there can be hard grade twos, easy grade threes, and so on. The grade of a river may change with the level of flow.

Beginner/Class I
: Easy flat water/lake and mild waves-current/river. Few or no obstructions, all easy to avoid. Some maneuvering may be required to navigate around log jams or sweepers. Risk to swimmers is slight. Self-rescue is easy.

Intermediate/Class II: Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels that are obvious without scouting. Occasional maneuvering may be required, but rocks and medium-size waves are easily avoided with some training. Swimmers are seldom injured. Group rescue is seldom necessary.

canoeing trips

If your question is not answered here, contact our office.

Q: What if I’m an experienced paddler?
The fact that you have had previous canoeing experience should in no way detract from your enjoying the trip.

Q: Can children come along?
Equipment and physical constraints may limit your child’s participation. We can usually place youngsters in the middle of the canoe. Call our office to discuss whether the expedition is suitable for your child.

Q: What kind of canoes do you use?
We use, Clipper , 17′ canoes, for expeditions. They have proven themselves to be stable and comfortable craft.

Q: Do I have to be in good physical shape?
There is a correlation between your physical readiness and your enjoyment of paddling. We will send home some conditioning ideas for you. Normal upper body strength and flexibility are key. Paddling is more technique than strength.

Q: How much paddling will I do?
Generally speaking we like to get going around 9 and get into camp around 4. This would be interrupted with lunch, shore breaks, drifting, wildlife viewing, photographic opportunities. Some days may find us setting camp early due to poor weather and other days extending our days to make up for lost time.

Q: When is the best time to do a trip?
We schedule all of our trips to coincide with the best weather and the best time to see wildlife.

Q: What are your guides’ qualifications?
Our guides have a keen interest in the outdoors, love their work, and enjoy sharing their knowledge. They are certified in canoeing, wilderness first aid, and emergency procedures. They possess backgrounds in areas such as natural and cultural history, photography and low impact wilderness travel.

Q: What is the size of your groups?
Maximum of ten participants and 2 guides. A small group minimizes impact on the areas we visit, allows more individualized attention, develops group bonding, and better ensures safety.

Q: Can I join your expedition if I’m alone?
Yes, as many persons come to us on their own. Most groups consist of couples, singles and friends traveling together.