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

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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.

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Kaslo River - A beautiful creek that runs alongside the 31a Highway into Kootenay lake. This creek is very continuous in nature, and has some very stacked class IV drops. Starting off about 7km up the road from Kaslo, expect some class III/IV boulder gardens. Once you reach a couple of drops that feel more like slides, eddy out on the river left to scout the next sections; the Dam section and Bridge section are stacked, and many consider it class V. Dam section: Sneak line on entry waterfall (6') river right. 3 more drops after this. There are two lines at the bottom drop. Line yourself up according to which one you want to do. Bridge section: after a 50m break, be prepared to hit a slide (river left). I recommend going right after this for a boof into a second slide (the left line is a big frowny hole with no friendly escape routes). after these, there is one more class IV boulder garden before the trip mellows out.


Kaslo Kayaking

(250) 353-1925

315 A Avenue, Kaslo, British Columbia V0G 1M0

Kaslo Kayaking

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Canoe Kayak Canada Freestyle is responsible for the growth and development of Freestyle Canoe/Kayak in Canada. We work with provincial, territorial and local organizations to hold programs that support athlete development. We also host National Team trials and support athletes at the international level.


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