BC Whitewater is a non-profit whose goal is to provide a unified voice for whitewater paddlers in British Columbia, advocating for publicly accessible, free flowing rivers and speaking in support of river conservation. Our belief is that rivers should be publicly accessible and free flowing, and it's worth the fight to keep them that way!
BC Whitewater was founded in 2018 to address issues of river access and conservation on behalf of the recreational whitewater community. Our online guidebook has been an ongoing project for the last 10 years, and we hope to leverage that experience into creating a loud, effective voice for river users throughout BC.
Our BC Whitewater Ambassadors are the foundation of our organization, acting as regional representatives working on issues that affect their specific areas. We are looking for volunteers from all areas of British Columbia to act as Ambassadors. Please reach out if you'd like to help.
BC Whitewater is building a database of whitewater reaches in the province both as an advocacy tool and as a service for our membership. Whether it's fighting a dam proposal or campaigning for continued access, it's critical that we're able to say, whitewater paddlers use this river -- and we can prove it.
We're working to ensure that government agencies are aware of, and where possible, actively supportive of recreational use of rivers.
A proposed eco-tourism project in Squamish put access to this gem in question. BC Whitewater engaged with the proponent, the District, and a local non-profit to establish guaranteed ongoing access for paddlers.