KOOTENAY RIVER FLOAT TRIPS March 15 to May 15 and September 15 to October 25. South Slocan (1928)

Once it passes through Libby Dam, Kootenay River flows northwest, entering the Idaho Panhandle. In BC, Kootenay River is the Columbia River’s main tributary. Kootenay Lake drains at its west end through an outlet at Procter and Balfour, forming the West Arm until it reaches Nelson 30 km downstream, where it becomes Kootenay River once again. We'll launch high in Kootenay National Park and paddle three "reaches" or sections of the river.

With a glass of wine in hand, we’ll prepare an exceptional dinner to share around the campfire. It is one of the uppermost major tributaries of the Columbia River, which is the largest North American river that empties into the Pacific Ocean. Add to cart.

For those looking for a more challenging run down the Kootenay, they should consider the June 20 - 25 option.

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The Kootenay then flows into Koocanusa Reservoir, created by Libby Dam in Montana, which extends 67 km into Canada. Kootenay River originates in the Beaverfoot Range in the Rocky Mountains and flows south into Montana. • excellent trail meals and snacks on the river - Day 2 lunch to Day 5 lunch Our base for this adventure is Nipika Mountain Resort - a lovely eco-lodge on the shore of the river where we’ll stay on our first and last nights. This close proximity of the two rivers has been the basis of numerous development plans since 1889.

Lower Bonnington (1897) Kootenay Lake Paddleboarding A Guide to Flat Water Stand Up Paddling. Born in glaciers and flowing through a rugged landscape of mountains and valleys, the river drains an isolated and…. View more images of the St Mary River on our Photos page. • transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc.

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Select what part of the river you want to tour from the list below. Corra Linn (1932) Fees include 8 hours of guided fly fishing, lunch, transportation and all equipment.

• 3 nights of camping on the Kootenay RiverMeals In BC’s Rocky Mountain Trench, Kootenay River passes within 2 km of the headwaters of the Columbia River at Columbia Lake. Alberta Add trip to Alberta Trips List Filters Add resource to Alberta Diverse is how we would best describe the paddling in this mountain/prairie province. • 2 nights at Nipika Mountain Resort in a "family style" log cabin (private room with shared bathrooms and common areas) Then 40 km downstream we'll enter the more-demanding Canyon Reach. In our stable and forgiving, inflatable SOAR canoes, anyone can handle the rapids. Bonnington Falls We'll launch high in Kootenay National Park and paddle three "reaches" or sections of the river. Its watershed covers 50,298 km², is 400 km long and 150 km wide and includes the Rocky, Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges. The grizzly bear sighting was very exciting." Experienced canoeists will still appreciate the constant current, numerous rapids, and exceptional scenery. Footer. The Kootenay (Kootenai in the U.S. and historically called the Flatbow) is a major river in southeastern British Columbia, Canada and northern parts of the U.S. states of Montana and Idaho. Related products. When Kootenay River flows back into BC, it makes its way toward Kootenay Lake. Everything from mellow multi day floats in national parks to hairy class V creeking is available in the west. Passing by farmers’ fields and the communities of Lister, Creston and Wynndel, the Kootenay, now tamed of its spring floods by Libby Dam, provides irrigation to the agricultural activities in Creston Valley. In the west of the province runs are characterized by beautiful backdrops, continuous rivers and cold water. Canada P2A 0B2 

Brilliant Dam (1944). Kootenay River originates in the Beaverfoot Range in the Rocky Mountains and flows south into Montana.

(888) 849-7668 toll freeinfo@blackfeather.com. It is 781 km long, starts in the Rocky Mountains and drops more than 2,000 m before it joins the Columbia River at Castlegar. • "kitchen": tarp, fire box, cooking stoves, utensils, dishes, etc. Seguin, ON Kootenay River now flows through a series of hydroelectric dams that produce power for the region and its industries: Any adventurous paddler can enjoy this trip. • paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmetsExpedition Equipment Seventy per cent of the watershed is in Canada, 23 per cent in Montana and six per cent in Idaho. The Kootenay River is an exciting whitewater run through the beautiful Canadian Rockies of southeast British Columbia.