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Explore the historic Columbia River and Wetlands

Columbia River and Wetlands

Departing: Tue, Thurs, Sat & Sun, meet at 11:45 pm
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Adults (Ages 16+): $95
Youth (Ages 8-15): $50
Children (Ages 7 and under): $15

Guided: Lazy River – Invermere to Radium

Capture, by kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard, the pristine Columbia River waters as seen first-hand by David Thompson, and unchanged since the arrival of the First Nations people.

This 4 hour family-friendly and fun trip, starts in Invermere and will take you through the spectacular Wetlands to the Columbia river to Radium.

Paddle yourself in one of our recreational kayaks or canoes, or share the paddling with the help of others in one of voyageur canoes.

Discover intricate facts about this great North American river and its ecologically important wetlands, along with its abundant birds, fish, reptiles and mammals.

We will stop along the way to stretch our legs. Be sure to bring a snack to enjoy on the shoreline or at one of the beautiful sandbars along the way.

Meet at the canoe docks at 11:45 pm. Return at approximately 4:30 pm. Alternate times can be made for groups of 6 or more.

We may take bookings on-demand, and based on availability. Please contact us via email at paddle@columbiariverpaddle.com, or by phone at 250-342-7397.

Interpretive Wetlands and wildlife tour

Departing: Wednesday, Thursday And Sunday Mornings & Monday Afternoons
Duration: 2 hrs
Adults (Ages 16+): $49
Youth (Ages 8-15): $30
Children (Ages 7 and under): Free

Guided: Interpretive Wetland and Wildlife Tour

With a first rate view from your canoe, kayak or a “Big Voyager Canoe”, you will venture into the fertile Columbia Valley Wetlands.

Spend a couple of hours paddling the Columbia River Wetlands while learning about David Thompson and the local history. You will discover facts about the river and wetlands, local birds, fish, reptiles and animal life in the pristine beauty of the Columbia Valley Wetlands.

  • Additional times are available upon request, for groups of 4
  • Based on group size and demand we will paddle either canoes or a a “Big  Voyager canoe.
  • Kayaks are subject to availability

Tour is available Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday mornings at 10am and Monday afternoons at 1:30pm.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time.

Tours may be cancelled due to strong winds.
Rates include all safety gear.
Prices do not include all applicable taxes.

Interpretive Paddle in a big canoe

Starting September 2019

Departing: Tuesday and Saturday mornings
Duration: 2 hrs
Adults (Ages 16+): $49
Youth (Ages 8-15): $30
Children (Ages 7 and under): Free

Guided: Interpretive paddle about local history and wildlife.

With a first rate view from our “Big Voyager Canoe”, we will paddle on Lake Windermere to learn more about the local history and wildlife. 

This 2 hour excursion takes you back in history to the findings of native artifacts from 900 years ago. Learn of David Thompson, the trappers, settlers, and miners, their route on the river, and their establishment of transportation from Canal Flats to Golden by canoe, barges and paddle wheelers. You will discover facts about the river and wetlands, local birds, fish, reptiles and animal life in the pristine beauty of the Columbia Valley Wetlands.

Tour is available Tuesday and Saturday mornings at 10am
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to tour time

  • Additional times are available upon request, for groups of 4 or more

Tours may be cancelled due to strong winds.
Rates include all safety gear.
Prices do not include all applicable taxes.