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Looking for the best places to Whitewater Kayak in and around Gold River? Below are some great routes, trips and resources to help you Whitewater Kayak in and around Gold River.

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I think it was John Grace who once said "It's all just training for British Columbia". He was referring to the super challenging creeking and multi day wilderness whitewater trips that are located all over this mountainous province. There is a lifetime worth of easy and intermediate paddling too. Whether it is multi day ocean trips, winter whitewater paddling on Vancouver Island, surfing tidal rapids, creeking in the interior, remote trips up north BC offers it all and then some.

Whitewater Kayak Trips or Routes

Gold River

Gold River - A classic class IV section with an astoundingly beautiful canyon that progresses as you get farther along the run. It ranges anywhere from a creeky feel at low water to a big water freight train at higher flows.
Gold River - An excellent class 2/3 section right through Gold River Town. It features easy boulder gardens at lower flows that provide a great easy introduction to creeking and the skills of rock dodging. At medium to higher flows some surf waves form and it becomes a friendly fun higher volume run. A great option for paddlers not up for the surrounding creeks or bigger sections of the Gold.
Lower Gold
Gold River - The Lower is another classic section of the Gold. Nice bedrock rapids, scenic waterfalls along the banks and a canyon make this an awesome paddle at a wide range of flows, with difficulty steadily ramping up as the river rises.
Heber Canyon
Heber - The Heber River is a tributary to the Gold River, and flows right through Gold River Town on its way to the Gold. The section of the Heber from just upstream of town to the Gold River Confluence contains two distinct and extremely high quality canyons filled with classic drops.


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