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

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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

Scotch Creek

Lower
Adams River - The Adams River for most of the season this run is classified as Grade 2+ to 3, warm water in the summer, some braided sections, a canyon and some great play spots, however, during high water the Canyon and the Weir would be considered Class 4 type rapids, with an increase of wood and much colder water temperatures. Wood is always a concern but more so during high water, there are a couple of different channels just above the canyon which tend to change frequently, good river running scouting skills are important on this run or paddling with someone who has recent knowledge of the run.
Main Run
Scotch Creek - A fun, continuous Grade 3+ to Grade 4 run depending on water levels. Cold water and lots of wood. This run is best done at medium to higher flows. Approximately a third of the way down the run there is a waterfall/portage, pretty typically covered by a large log jam. The portage is on the river left side. A short, small trail, but steep, somewhat difficult, portage.
Waterfalls
Kwikwot (Sparkle) Creek - A fun series of smaller waterfall/slide/drops. The largest being right around 10 feet. Can be run most of the year but the best water levels are low to medium. It does require a hike up the creek, partly on a small, steep, slippery trail.

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Canoe Kayak Freestyle Committee National Programs

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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