DescriptionRiver Tours, boat rentals, interpretive walks and geo-caching. Immerse yourself in the serenity and wonder of the world-famous Columbia Wetlands. Witness the wetlands come alive as you float quietly past beaver dams, osprey nests and a heron rookery.
The Columbia Wetlands is the longest protected intact wetlands in North America and home to over 300 species of mammals and birds. Columbia Wetlands Adventures is a nature-lovers dream come true. Narration primarily around history of the wetlands, wildlife and birds. Eco Tours are approximately 3 hours in duration and leave daily at 10am and 2pm. Sunrise or Sunset trips are available upon request for groups of 3 or more. Or, you may enjoy self-guided canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board as you float quietly by beaver dams, osprey nests or a heron rookery.
Visitors meet at the Admin building and are escorted by van to the input location on the river (5 min drive). Then they walk out on a very picturesque floating walkway/suspension bridge to the boat. Enjoy the comfortable seats, snacks and beverages while you tour.
Guided/Self-guided Wetlands Interpretive Walks
Adventure out on the loop trail with its breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains. Follow the meandering boardwalk through marshes, past Heron Rookeries, beside beaver lodges and across a swinging bridge to discover the magic of the Columbia River Wetlands. Guided walks are also offered - learn about the history, ecology and wildlife of the valley.
World's Largest Paddle
Length: 18.573 m (60.9 ft)
Height: 2.8 m (9.2 ft)
Weight: 2,404 kg (5,300 lbs)
Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, Feb 2014. A world-class roadside attraction. Built by Mark Teasdale, the construction took one Western Red Cedar log, over 60 feet long; 200 hours of labour, 4 gallons of varathane and a love of place and great sense of humour.
Don't forget your camera and a sketch pad!