Explore Canada


We get asked time and again to guide and run trips outside our standard schedules so for 2012 we are pleased to offer trips in BC Canada.

Welcome to beautiful British Columbia. We are pleased to offer our premier Canada Multiple River exploration trip for bespoke groups of 4-6. The trip shows people the delights of kayaking in BC, from short one day runs to the wild Stein river with an great walk in and expedition feel. We would also look to paddle on Rogers Creek, Ashlu, Natlatch and many more rivers over a 12 day period.

The trip will be based around the Squamish area – this offers a wide variety of white-water experiences from easy beginner rivers such as the Mamquam, which flows directly through Squamish, to the short-but-fast rush of the Upper Cheakamus river to the north, a world class grade 4-5 run. The Elaho river offers almost year-round adventure of a grade 3-4 nature, and one has only to go upstream a few kilometres to discover the class six Ashlu canyon. The Squamish River itself is a long, pleasant grade 1-2 float through scenic river valleys.

One of North America’s highest concentrations of Bald Eagles can be seen from late November to early February. Also at times in September. Further north of town there are a variety of runs of all intensities on the Cheakamus, Soo, Green, Cal-Chek and Birkenhead rivers. The best water levels tend to be from March to July and again in the fall when the rains begin in earnest. However, there is rarely a time when no rivers are available to the die-hard paddler.

The Mamquam in particular almost always offers an excellent play-wave a five minute drive from town, as well as a fine slalom course further upstream, frequented by some of Canada’s top racers. If you want to take courses to become more competent in a kayak, they are available.

For more info contact info@purelandexpeditions.com

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