The Columbia River holds a history and a heartbeat. Paddle into the past, as we travel on the David Thompson’s 1811 historic route along a portion of the Columbia River with Columbia River Paddle.
This mighty river flows for 2,000 km (1,243 mi.), beginning in Canal Flats, BC and ending at the Pacific Ocean in Oregon. Explore this vastness as we paddle on one of the world’s living natural treasures. Stay in cozy cabin tents and enjoy a gourmet fireside meal under the stars. Guided 2-day tours available starting in May.
Canadian Mountain Experience specializes in canoeing, kayaking and SUPing with a relaxed, easy paced approach in the spectacular setting of the Columbia River Valley (Invermere-on-the-Lake). They offer a wide-variety of unique ways to discover the lakes and rivers in the area.
Less than 1-Hour
Enjoy an ice-cream, cold drink, coffee or snack while you unwind and relax at the Kinsmen Beach (Lake Windermere) in Invermere, BC.
1 to 4-Hours
Self-guided paddles by canoe, kayak and SUP are available for 1 to 4 hours on the Columbia River and/or Lake Windermere. Or spend a leisurely morning or afternoon on the ‘Lazy River’ (as it’s known by the locals) as you paddle the Columbia River Wetland habitat between Invermere and Radium Hot Springs. This tour includes pick-ups & transfers (Radium Hot Springs to Invermere).
‘Interpretative Wetland’ tours explores the famous Columbia Wetlands. This
two-hour excursion follows the David Thompson paddling route of the pristine
wetlands. The Lazy River paddle is also
available as a guided excursion.
An eight-person voyager canoe or float is available too. These fun adventures
float through the vibrant natural channels with plenty of opportunities to view
They also offer team-building paddling expeditions for companies, families and friends. Enjoy paddling (in a kayak, canoe or voyager canoe) the ‘river’ – while working together and having fun with Mother Nature.
For those who have never paddled – they also offer a ‘Paddling School’ for flat and white-water. 'Take the Rust Off' is offered to whitewater kayakers, it's held at Kinsmen beach every Friday at 4pm (and includes a burger). For all of the SUP paddlers they offer a 2-hour & 4-hour lesson.
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Story by KootRocks Staffer (Shannon Harrison). Cover/top photo courtesy of Columbia River Paddle.