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Welcome to BC Whitewater Paddling

BC Whitewater Paddling Welcome to the online meeting place for whitewater paddlers in British Columbia.  A place for river  kayakers, canoeists, rafters, inflatable kayakers and SUPers to meet and share information, a community for collaboration. Powered by Paddlers.

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning Mention drowning and most people tend to envision a person in the water waving his or her hands, thrashing, splashing and calling for help. The reality is that this is not anything remotely close to what a drowning person looks like as described in detail by Mario Vittone in the…

Green River

Green River The Green River is a tributary of the Lillooet River in southwestern British Columbia. Approximately 25 kilometers in length, it begins at the outflow of Green Lake in Whistler and flows northeast to join the Lillooet River about two kilometers above where the river flows into Lillooet Lake. Its main tributaries are the…

Chilliwack River

Chilliwack River The Vedder River, called the Chilliwack River above Vedder Crossing, is a river in the Canadian province of British Columbia and the U.S. state of Washington. The name Chilliwack comes from the Halkomelem word Tcil’Qe’uk, meaning “valley of many streams”. Course Originating as the Chilliwack River in Washington’s North Cascades National Park, the…

Stikine River

Stikine River The Stikine River /stɪˈkiːn/ (Tlingit: Shtax’héen) is a river, historically also the Stickeen River, approximately 610 km (379 mi) long,[1] in northwestern British Columbia in Canada and in southeast Alaska in the United States. Its Grand Canyon represents, at this time, the top grade in difficulty for a kayak descent. Considered one of…

Coquitlam River

Coquitlam River The Coquitlam River is a tributary of the Fraser River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The river’s name comes from a Halkomelem word meaning “stinking of fish slime”. A traditional story tells of the Coquitlam people selling themselves into slavery during a winter famine. While butchering salmon for their masters they…