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Canadian Rockies Whitewater

Listed under Kayaking in Kelowna, Canada.

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After many years wandering the globe in search of whitewater, waves and snow I find myself living in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, a place I will likely call home for the foreseeable future. One of the main reasons for this is the kayaking, the rockies and central British Columbia has more rivers than one could hope to paddle in a lifetime. From Class 1 runs in stunning valleys to some world class playboating to steep unrelenting creeks, Canada’s west coast can dish them all up and more. In perspective, Canada is home to 20% of the worlds freshwater, only being topped by Lake Baikal in Russia, so from when the first flakes of snow begin to melt in April all the way through until November kayaking is possible. (Though the prime months are May until September) The water here is cold and clean, though with the right equipment there is nothing better than kayaking on a hot summers day on a cold glacial melt river. Simply put, Western Canada is one of the most spectacular places I have visited and as far as a kayaking, rafting, riversports destination is is tough to beat.

Written by  Simon Coward.

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