Kayaking & Canoeing
Family kayaking (Dave Heath photo)
The warm, sunny climate and hundreds of lakes and rivers make the Thompson Okanagan region a kayaking and canoeing oasis.
Paddle on some of Canada's warmest lakes and view the region’s many orchards and vineyards from the water’s edge. Pull over for lunch or camp overnight on one of the many sandy beaches here.
The Thompson Okanagan region offers plenty of options for kayaking and canoeing. Head to Wells Gray Provincial Park, laden with gorgeous waterfalls, to paddle on Murtle Lake, North America’s largest paddle-only lake with 100km/62mi of shoreline. Christina Lake beckons kayakers and canoeists in the Grand Forks area, and rivers and lakes are plentiful near Kamloops as well, such as the South Thompson River.
Where to Canoe and Kayak
One of the Okanagan’s best places to paddle is Wells Gray Provincial Park, which ranks among Canada's largest and most spectacular parks. Every lake here has something for the kayaking or canoeing enthusiast. Paddle for a few hours or take an extended wilderness trip.
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Travel with Ecosummer Expeditions on intimate group wilderness adventures. Departing from Vancouver Island, Vancouver and Port McNeill enjoy kayaking with whales at Orca Camp in BC's Johnstone Strait, exploring old-growth rain forests and wild running rivers or hiking the West Coast Trail on an epic journey of discovery. You'll feel right at home on our wilderness adventure tours, meeting new people and sharing your experiences while guided by experts.
An Ecosummer expedition is a once-in-a-lifetime journey for the soul. Turning moments in nature into memories!
1925 Hwy 3
Christina Lake, British Columbia
Biking and kayaking adventures, explore the Kootenays with Wildways. We carry the finest outdoor equipment and a huge selection of beachwear and fashion clothing from Volcom, Fox, Roxy, Quiksilver and RDS in our retail store. We have a full service bike repair shop, 15 seater shuttle van for Trans Canada Trail bike tours on the Kettle Valley Railgrade and a huge inventory of bike parts in stock. SUP's, Kayaks, canoes and bikes are available from 1/2 day to week long rentals. We also sell a complete line of kayaks & SUP's for the Lake, and bikes for the road, trail, or comfort.
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208 Mabel Lake Rd
Lumby, British Columbia
We provide fun, adventure & unforgettable experiences in the great outdoors. Check out our ATV, quading, canoeing, kayaking & dogsledding tours. Our area of operations is in the north Okanagan from Vernon east to Lumby to the Monashee. We are open year-round with summer & winter outdoor adventure activities.
In the summer, enjoy one of our 6 kayak / canoe trips, or our backcountry ATV adventures. In winter, cross country ski, snowshoe or hike through a mountainous, winter landscape. We have trips for every experience level with our top-of-the-line equipment & knowledge. This is what people dream of when they envision Canada!
173 Larson Rd
Christina Lake, British Columbia
Welcome to Christina Lake Marina!
We are the hub of water activity at Christina Lake with the lake's only waterfront marina. We have boat and equipment rentals to suit everyone's needs including pontoon, wakeboard, ski, wakesurf, canoes, kayaks and fishing boats. No boat operator's license needed to rent boats! See our website for more details.
73 Old North Thompson Hwy
Clearwater, British Columbia
IWE offers one of BC's premier whitewater rafting adventures. Set amongst the serene & untouched beauty of BC, IWE offers exclusive access to one of the Pacific Northwest's last big volume, free flowing river systems. Clearwater River both rips & meanders through spectacular Wells Gray Provincial Park, allowing us to offer trips to suit every desire. Raft some of BC's biggest whitewater; enjoy back-country waterfalls, lava canyons & sandy beaches. Check out our interactive virtual tour on our website.
In 2012 IWE was chosen by Tourism Canada to be part of their "Signature Experience Collection" of companies that offer domestic and foreign tourists a once in a lifetime trip opportunity while in Canada. One of only two rafting companies to make it into this prestigious group of companies.