Canoeing and the Environment

  • Food Safety and Hygiene

     While canoeing and camping, there are many bacteria and viruses transmitted by humans that can make your trip grueling or even cause serious long-term illness. Some of these parasites are highly contagious and if you go on a long trip they can spread through your group very quickly. Good Hygiene can control the spread of viruses, parasites and bacteria. A good wilderness first aid course can help with understanding and treatment.

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 Click on the photo to watch the YouTube video of jet boating on the Kootenay River.

Jet Boat Kootenay

Jet boat on White River (below)

Jet Boat WhiteR

It has come to our attention that jet boats have been making their way up the upper Kootenay and White Rivers in the past few years. These are classic one-day and multi-day river paddling trips for canoeing, kayaking, rafting in Southern BC. The boats are very powerful and have a very shallow draft and are pushing further and further into the wilderness in all areas of BC.

There are numerous commercial outfitters who run rafting, canoeing and kayaking trips on Kootenay rivers and people come fr


Canoeing Safety

Learning to Prevent a Capsize
Make sure you have the appropriate skills for the trip you have planned. Paddling down a placid lake takes some canoeng skill, but what if one of those intense BC storms blows over a mountain and you suddenly find yourself in whitecaps and high winds that you didn't anticipate?

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