Kayaking & Canoeing
Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)
Choose an adventurous canoe or kayak trip on the Wokkpash River and the Racing River, or jet boat into the wilderness via Fort Nelson's numerous rivers.
Lowland and mountain lakes also offer an opportunity for relaxing float. All boating trips require planning ahead: Be aware of water conditions and leave a trip plan with friends or family.
Wokkpash River and Racing River
Experienced canoeists and kayakers can set out along the Wokkpash River and into the Racing River during low water. The Wokkpash Canyon is narrow with sharp bends and towering cliffs, while Black Canyon on the Racing River can be hazardous and requires skill to maneuver. The 8-10 hour paddle is best undertaken in kayaks or inflatable raft canoes.
Access to the Wokkpash River is beyond Summit Lake on the Alaska Highway, along the Churchill Mine Road access route in the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area. A 4X4 vehicle is necessary.