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

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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


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Sooke River - The Sooke is a good first river for teaching a small group of beginners, enough of a challenge but not overwhelming. The fairly short run and proximity to Victoria makes the whole trip very manageable for beginners, and can be completed a Winter afternoon. The river is runnable between November and March after a rain event, and is usually good if other rivers up island are running high. The level cannot be judged from the bridge on Hwy 14, as that area is tidal water. Suitable for tandem canoes at medium and above levels, otherwise you’ll be bouncing off the rocks.

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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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