Kayaking & Canoeing
Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)
The endless waterways of the Nimpo Lake area are excellent for canoeing and kayaking.
Paddle the calm waters of the Turner Lake canoe chain in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, challenge the Class IV-V whitewater rapids of the Dean and Chilcotin rivers, or canoe past spectacular mountain scenery on Nimpo Lake itself. The Dean River annual canoe race begins in Nimpo Lake and ends in Anahim Lake.
The Chilcotin River, beginning in Itcha Ilgachuz Provincial Park and encompassing Chilko Lake and Chilko River, has Class IV-V whitewater rapids. Canoe, kayak, or raft through subalpine regions and grasslands, eventually reaching the Fraser River. Additional wilderness canoe locations include Dean River and Blackwater River, with its many tributaries and adjoining lakes.