River Database

A database of the whitewater reaches used by paddlers in British Columbia.

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BC Whitewater maintains this database for two reasons. First and foremost, we need to be able to document use in order to advocate for our rivers. 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. Second, we maintain it as a service for our membership. There are many invaluable guidebooks for whitewater in BC and we aren't trying to replace them; instead, we hope this resource can complement them in enabling paddlers to explore and enjoy our province's amazing whitewater.

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Reach Class Region Gauge

Adam River
(III+ with one optional V-)

Short quality intermediate granite canyon
III+ with one optional V- Vancouver Island 6.44cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

Alsek River
(III-IV (V through Turnback Canyon))

One of the most spectacular northern wilderness trips in the world. Challenging logistics, epic glaciers.
III-IV (V through Turnback Canyon) Northwest 1200.0cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Ashlu Creek - Bottom Mile
(V)

The last hurrah of the Ashlu. Steep boulder piles that equate to difficult but good kayaking.
V South Coast 3.29cms↑ (Feb 14 11:44) !

Ashlu Creek - Box Canyon
(V)

The signature run of southwest BC - clean bedrock in a deep box canyon.
V South Coast 3.29cms↑ (Feb 14 11:44) !

Ashlu Creek - Mine Run
(IV-V at medium levels.)

An under-rated classic - bedrock rapids, many big holes.
IV-V at medium levels. South Coast 3.29cms↑ (Feb 14 11:44) !

Ashlu Mini Mine
(IV)

A short intro to Ashlu paddling, bedrock rapids, boulder gardens and optional waterfall.
IV South Coast 3.29cms↑ (Feb 14 11:44) !

Ashnola River
(IV)

Continuous river running in the hot and sunny Okanagan area of south central BC.
IV Thompson/Okanagan 3.73cms↑ (Jul 24 06:10)

Babine River
(III+-IV)

A classic, class 3/4 wilderness multiday. Big water on the Skeena.
III+-IV Northwest 0.315m↓ (Jul 24 05:55)

Beaver River (Kinbasket Canyon)
(IV/IV+)

Early season warm up run with a linear class I to IV+ progression.
IV/IV+ Kootenay/Boundary BEAVER RIVER NEAR THE MOUTH !

Bedwell River
(IV+ (P))

A hike in multiday through the heart of Vancouver Island
IV+ (P) Vancouver Island 7.48cms↓ (Jul 24 06:15)

Benson River - Lower
(V)

A sketchy caving trip in your kayak
V Vancouver Island

Benson River - Upper
(IV+ at low water)

A short low volume canyon in the middle of nowhere
IV+ at low water Vancouver Island

Big Creek - Lower
(III-V (P))

Scrappy, dangerous whitewater through a remote canyon
III-V (P) Cariboo 6.58cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

Big Mouth Creek
(III-IV)

A beautiful wilderness adventure, cruising down continuous rapids, surrounded by many unique rock features and old growth forests.
III-IV Kootenay/Boundary 63.7cms↑ (Jul 24 05:25)

Big Silver Creek - Middle
(V)

Very committing granite gorge with big rapids, marginal waterfalls and hard portages.
V South Coast 2.04cms↓ (Feb 14 11:47) !

Big Silver Creek - Upper
(IV-IV+ at medium levels)

Boulder rapids in deep gorges, one clean waterfall. Fantastic scenery.
IV-IV+ at medium levels South Coast 30.0cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

Birkenhead River - Upper
(IV-V at medium, V at medium-high and up.)

Endless, top notch boulder drops that only get better as the run progresses.
IV-V at medium, V at medium-high and up. South Coast

Blaeberry River - Split Creek to Thompson Falls
(III+ to IV )

A seldom run, but decent quality intermediate run.
III+ to IV Kootenay/Boundary 47.1cms↓ (Jul 24 05:30)

Blaeberry River - Thompson Falls Section
(IV+ to V)

2 short canyons. The first is a gorgeous class 2 slot canyon, the second is a short but intense class 5 canyon followed by a bit of class 3 run out.
IV+ to V Kootenay/Boundary 47.1cms↓ (Jul 24 05:30)

Blanket Creek (Sutherland Falls)
(V)

A classic BC park and huck; one of the friendliest and most accessible large waterfalls out there
V Kootenay/Boundary 4.79cms↑ (Jul 24 06:10)

Bobbie Burns Creek into Spillimacheen River
(III+ to IV (V))

Lovely class 4 river running. Starts out as boulder gardens, slowly changing into bedrock rapids as the run progresses.
III+ to IV (V) Kootenay/Boundary 79.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:30)

Boston Bar Creek
(IV)

A park and huck next to the Coquihalla Highway
IV South Coast 1.23cms↓ (Jul 24 05:35)

Bowser River
(II-III with one long IV+ rapid)

Paddle up close to several glaciers on this chain of lakes.
II-III with one long IV+ rapid Northwest 1270.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:15)

Bridge River
(III+-IV)

Pool drop with big boulders + flat long scenic canyons
III+-IV South Coast 6.02cms↑ (Jul 24 05:15)

Brittania Creek
(IV-V)

A roadside double drop park and huck attraction with easy access and a sketchy take out.
IV-V South Coast

Callaghan Creek
(IV-V at medium levels.)

Whistler's ultra classic. Clean waterfalls, bedrock and boulder gardens.
IV-V at medium levels. South Coast

Cameron River
(IV at medium levels)

Excellent river-running with small canyons and bedrock rapids.
IV at medium levels Vancouver Island

Capilano River
(III)

A short run in North Vancouver flowing through a scenic canyon with easy whitewater.
III South Coast 1.799cms↓ (Jul 24 07:00)

Cascade Creek
(IV-V (V+))

Steep, manky boulder rapids, a good bedrock canyon and some enormous waterfalls at the take out.
IV-V (V+) South Coast

Cayoosh Creek
(IV+ at medium levels.)

Nice river running through a deep, arid canyon. Classic scenery and good whitewater.
IV+ at medium levels. South Coast

Cheakamus – Paradise Valley
(II (III))

Fun beginner run
II (III) South Coast 56.8cms↑ (Jul 24 06:05)

Cheakamus River - Balls To The Wall
(IV-IV+)

Extension of the Upper Cheak - great class IV-IV+ river running, and a bonus waterfall. Some wood.
IV-IV+ South Coast 2.503m↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Cheakamus River - Cal-Cheak (Callaghan into Cheakamus)
(III)

A great short run for intermediate paddlers with some fun surf waves at higher flows
III South Coast 35.7cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Cheakamus River - Cheakamus Lake Down
(Continuous III+)

Paddle out of a beautiful mountain lake into a continuous braided river full of wood.
Continuous III+ South Coast 2.503m↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Cheakamus River - Daisy Lake Canyon
(V at medium levels.)

The hardest regularly run section of the Cheak - excellent boating in a good canyon with a few gnarly spots.
V at medium levels. South Coast 2.503m↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Cheakamus River - Dam Run
(III)

A fun, roadside class III with a short portage around a class V rapid. Runnable year round.
III South Coast 56.8cms↑ (Jul 24 06:05)

Cheakamus River - Upper
(IV at 2.5, continuous. Gets harder as levels rise.)

Classic. Continuous river running at its finest.
IV at 2.5, continuous. Gets harder as levels rise. South Coast 2.503m↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Chehalis River - Lower (aka Statlu-Chehalis)
(III-IV-)

The best intermediate run in the Fraser Valley, down a wilderness canyon
III-IV- South Coast

Chehalis River - Upper
(IV with optional V)

A full day adventure through a series of canyons
IV with optional V South Coast

Chemainus River - Copper Canyon
(III-IV+ at medium levels.)

Good moderate difficulty whitewater with some beautiful canyons.
III-IV+ at medium levels. Vancouver Island 0.274cms↓ (Jul 24 06:20)

Chilliwack Canyon - Camp Foley to Slesse
(III-IV low, IV- medium, IV high)

Pool-drop at low and medium, continuous at higher levels, bedrock and boulder gardens, medium volume river
III-IV low, IV- medium, IV high South Coast 21.7cms↑ (Jul 24 06:05)

Chilliwack River - Pointa Vista to Vedder Bridge
(II)

Braided gravel bed, pool drop, medium volume
II South Coast 21.7cms↑ (Jul 24 06:05)

Chilliwack River – Post Creek to Camp Foley
(III+)

Continuous boulder gardens, medium volum, rarely paddled, watch for wood.
III+ South Coast 21.7cms↑ (Jul 24 06:05)

Chilliwack River - Slesse to Tamihi
(III, one IV- @ Tamihi)

Gravel bars, pool drop, some floating
III, one IV- @ Tamihi South Coast 21.7cms↑ (Jul 24 06:05)

Chilliwack River - Tamihi to Pointa Vista
(III, one IV- @ Tamihi)

Some continuous boulder gardens especially at higher levels, pool drop, gravel bed, medium volume.
III, one IV- @ Tamihi South Coast 21.7cms↑ (Jul 24 06:05)

Clearwater River - Play Run
(III+ (IV))

The Ottawa of BC? Big volume, warm, playboating with big rapids.
III+ (IV) Thompson/Okanagan 3.581m↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Clearwater River - Upper
(IV)

Sabretooth Rapid to The Kettle
IV Thompson/Okanagan 350.0cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Clearwater River - Upper Upper
(IV with optional V)

Big Volume Wave train and Big Waterfalls on the same river!?
IV with optional V Thompson/Okanagan 3.581m↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Clendinning Creek
(IV-V)

Quality 2 day boulder run with very continuous whitewater and stunning scenery.
IV-V South Coast 170.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:45)

Clore River - Grand Canyon
(IV-V)

A classic fly in multiday. Steep, continuous rapids in a deep canyon with cheap and easy logistics.
IV-V North Coast 95.1cms↓ (Jul 24 05:40)

Coal River - Lower
(I-III (IV))

A floaty wilderness multiday with an nice whitewater canyon at the end.
I-III (IV) Northeast 1360.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:30)

Coquihalla River
(III+)

Continuous boulder gardens, pool-drop, gravel bed, short bedrock canyon, some floating sections, medium volume.
III+ South Coast 9.14cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Coquitlam
(III (IV-))

'Novelty' run. A few boulder gardens, gravel bars and flat water. Rarely paddled because its usually too low. Watch for wood.
III (IV-) South Coast 1.09cms↑ (Jul 24 06:15)

Cowichan River - Skutz Falls to Marie Canyon
(III (IV))

Consistently flowing class III canyon.
III (IV) Vancouver Island 7.3cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

Cummins River
(II-III (with portages))

Remote, multi-day packraft trip through wild old growth rainforest
II-III (with portages) Kootenay/Boundary

Dipper Creek
(V+)

Big waterfalls, mandatory class V, huge commitment. Top tier adventure boating in a fantastic canyon.
V+ South Coast 333.0cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Douglas Creek
(IV-V)

A short exciting run, with more to explore upstream. A series of scenic waterfalls above from the small hydro dam infrastructure.
IV-V South Coast

East Boulder Creek
(IV+ to V, level dependent.)

A fantastic steep creek.
IV+ to V, level dependent. North Coast

Elaho River - Fear Canyon
(IV-V depending on level)

A big river with many faces. Best known as a class IV-V big water run.
IV-V depending on level South Coast 170.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:45)

Elaho River - Upper
(IV-V)

A late season canyon run with fun whitewater at the end of the road in the Elaho Valley.
IV-V South Coast 170.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:45)

Elaho-Squamish
(III (IV-))

Cold water and big waves
III (IV-) South Coast 170.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:45)

Elk River - Middle
(IV)

Great moderate whitewater in a classic Rockies canyon.
IV Kootenay/Boundary 44.6cms↓ (Jul 24 05:40)

Elk River - Upper
(V)

A short, stout run with challenging rapids and a clean 35 foot waterfall.
V Kootenay/Boundary 44.6cms↓ (Jul 24 05:40)

Fraser River – Alexandra Bridge to Yale
(II-III, one IV-)

Huge volume, pool drop, big crashing waves and swirly eddies, lots of floating. The road is high above the river and accessible only in a few spots.
II-III, one IV- South Coast 3240.0cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

Furry Creek
(V-V+)

Short and stout park-n-huck waterfalls.
V-V+ South Coast

Gamsby River
(III-V)

Ultra-classic, coastal wilderness multiday. 3 days of white water. 2 days of flat.
III-V North Coast

Gilttoyees Creek
(IV-V)

Coastal wilderness adventure with breathtaking scenery. The whitewater is good but not classic.
IV-V North Coast

Gordon River - Flood Run
(III-IV (V).)

A high water alternative to paddle when everything on the southern Island is flooding.
III-IV (V). Vancouver Island 0.065cms↓ (Jul 24 03:20)

Gordon River - Middle Gordon
(IV-V)

Good pool-drop whitewater with big ledges and clean rapids.
IV-V Vancouver Island 0.065cms↓ (Jul 24 03:20)

Gordon River - Upper Gordon
(IV at medium water.)

Bedrock pool-drop. Fun, clean rapids and clear water.
IV at medium water. Vancouver Island 0.065cms↓ (Jul 24 03:20)

Grand Canyon of the Stikine
(V)

The most famous class 5 multiday in North America. Big volume paddling in a spectacular, committing canyon.
V Northwest STIKINE RIVER AT TELEGRA...

Granite Creek
(V)

Waterfalls. A great waterfall run with some boulder rapids and a lot of wood.
V Vancouver Island 0.036cms↓ (Jul 24 05:15)

Granite Creek (Tulameen)
(IV+ (P))

A decent low volume canyon run, but not recommended due to very dangerous mining adits
IV+ (P) Thompson/Okanagan 2.42cms↓ (Jul 24 05:15)

Green River - Middle
(IV-V)

Surprisingly good whitewater on a Whistler run that sees little traffic. Often tragically infested with wood.
IV-V South Coast

Gun Creek
(III-IV. Slightly stressful because of wood, and a lack of good eddies.)

A 12 km long rapid. Very continuous and splashy whitewater in a beautiful part of BC.
III-IV. Slightly stressful because of wood, and a lack of good eddies. South Coast

Harris Creek - Canyon
(IV-V)

A short run in a small canyon on the southern end of Vancouver Island. Nice class IV-V boating.
IV-V Vancouver Island 0.065cms↓ (Jul 24 03:20)

Heber River - Lower
(IV-V (P))

A box canyon ending at a baseball diamond
IV-V (P) Vancouver Island 7.48cms↓ (Jul 24 06:15)

Hirsch Creek
(V)

Great whitewater with a deep and committing canyon. Beautiful scenery.
V North Coast 10.4cms↓ (Jul 24 06:00)

Homathko River
(V (V+))

Big water wilderness multiday trip - world class.
V (V+) Central Coast 566.0cms↑ (Jul 24 05:15)

Hurley River - Canyon
(V)

An impressive canyon with good class V whitewater. A different feel from the typical Coast Mountain rivers.
V South Coast HURLEY RIVER BELOW LONE ...

Iskut River
(IV-V)

A fantastic northern BC multiday with a long hike out.
IV-V Northwest 1240.0cms↑ (Jul 24 05:25)

Jordan River
(IV+)

The crown jewel of Revelstoke. « BC Class 4 » at it’s best.
IV+ Kootenay/Boundary 34.3cms↑ (Jul 24 06:10)

Khtada River
(V)

A classic North Coast hike in mission. Large bedrock slides and rapids in the rainforest.
V North Coast

Kicking Horse - Palliser to Kicking Horse Rest Area
(III+/IV )

12 km of high quality river running
III+/IV Kootenay/Boundary 118.0cms↑ (Jul 24 05:40)

Kicking Horse River - Kicking Horse Rest Area to Lower Canyon
(V)

Continuous, steep river running.
V Kootenay/Boundary 118.0cms↑ (Jul 24 05:40)

Kicking Horse River - Lower Canyon to Downtown Golden
(IV)

Classic, continuous river running. Fast, surging waves, powerful holes, satisfying eddies to play with.
IV Kootenay/Boundary 118.0cms↑ (Jul 24 05:40)

Kicking Horse - Yoho Park Boundary to Palliser
(II+)

Scenic river running with significant wood hazard
II+ Kootenay/Boundary 118.0cms↑ (Jul 24 05:40)

Kitsumkalum (Kalum) River
(III+ to IV. Pushy at high water - a swim would be unpleasant.)

Big water play run. At high water, one of the best play runs in BC.
III+ to IV. Pushy at high water - a swim would be unpleasant. North Coast 157.0cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Klastline
(V)

A northern BC adventure. Remote and with only a handful of descents the Klastline is a good option for anyone who plans to be in the area and wants to run something other than the Stikine. Some class 4 bedrock rapids, 2 big waterfalls (one that has yet to be run) and some steep boulder gardens make for varied if not "ultra-classic" whitewater.
V Northwest STIKINE RIVER AT TELEGRA...

Kleanza Creek
(IV-V)

A fantastic North Coast creek run. High caliber whitewater with a deep and beautiful bedrock canyon. Wood is a common problem.
IV-V North Coast

Kokish River
(V at medium levels.)

One of the greatest class V runs on the Island. A lengthy river full of complex boulder rapids in a lush canyon. Unfortunately it is dewatered for an IPP.
V at medium levels. Vancouver Island Kokish !

Koksilah River - Canyon
(III-IV)

A good introductory creeking run near Victoria
III-IV Vancouver Island 0.281cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

Lens Creek
(IV-V at low to medium flows)

A local favorite on southern Vancouver Island. An adventurous day of rapids, shuttling and portaging.
IV-V at low to medium flows Vancouver Island 0.065cms↓ (Jul 24 03:20)

Link River
(III below the slides)

The shortest river on Vancouver Island
III below the slides Vancouver Island

Little Qualicum Falls
(V)

An exciting double drop draped in mystical Vancouver Island rainforest.
V Vancouver Island LITTLE QUALICUM RIVER NE...

Lower Mamquam
(II+)

Good beginner run with small rock garden
II+ South Coast 13.2cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Lower Pingston
(V)

Hard charging BC creeking at its gnarliest. Hectic continuous class 5 with even scarier portages. Often full of wood. An absolute treat on its own or as the finisher to a long day of Pingston paddling.
V Kootenay/Boundary 0.36cms↓ (Feb 28 22:00)

Lynn Creek
(III at low levels, IV when the water is high.)

A popular urban run with a picturesque canyon and fun rapids. Optional waterfall at the start.
III at low levels, IV when the water is high. South Coast

Mahatta River
(IV with one harder rapid )

A fun west coast canyon hidden at the end of the island.
IV with one harder rapid Vancouver Island

Mamquam River - Mamquam Falls
(V)

One of the world's most sought after big waterfalls, and one of the whitewater crown jewels of the Sea to Sky.
V South Coast 13.2cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Mamquam River - Upper
(III-IV)

A fun and scenic class III+ stretch on the Upper Mamquam. The last two kilometres known as the Middle Mamquam is class IV, but please see the dam warning.
III-IV South Coast 13.2cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Marble River
(II-III with optional V)

A scenic full day paddle with optional class V drops
II-III with optional V Vancouver Island

McGregor Canyon
(IV+-V)

A really nice 5km (ish) canyon located northeast of Prince George. Great character to the whitewater.
IV+-V Omineca cms (Jul 24 06:20)

Meager Creek - Lower
(IV(+), very continuous)

A glacial read and run blitz underneath one of Canada's most unstable volcanoes.
IV(+), very continuous South Coast 227.0cms↑ (Jul 24 06:05)

Middle Memekay River
(III+ with one IV)

Nice long intermediate canyon run from a small creek down into a river.
III+ with one IV Vancouver Island 6.44cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

Moyeha River
(Scenic I-III packrafting, or manky IV-V creeking)

A difficult traverse of a pristine watershed
Scenic I-III packrafting, or manky IV-V creeking Vancouver Island 7.48cms↓ (Jul 24 06:15)

Nahatlach River – Francis Lake to Apocynum Campground
(III+(IV))

Medium volume, continuous boulder gardens, big holes, lots of fun.
III+(IV) South Coast 30.0cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

Nahatlatch River - Canyon
(IV at medium levels.)

A short but fun medium volume run on the dry side of the Coast Mountains.
IV at medium levels. South Coast 30.0cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

Nass River
(III-V)

Everything from a 5-6 day wilderness trip to a big water play run.
III-V Northwest 1270.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:15)

Norrish Creek
(IV-IV+ at medium levels. Mainly class III-IV but one unportagable rapid is tricky and dangerous.)

Clean-ish boulders and bedrock with some very tight and deep canyons.
IV-IV+ at medium levels. Mainly class III-IV but one unportagable rapid is tricky and dangerous. South Coast

North Stein River
(V+)

Remote, multiday, hike in, hard core creeking. Includes a pleasant paddle out on the main Stein.
V+ South Coast

Pamela Creek
(IV-V)

One of the better creeks in Gold River - excellent bedrock ledges and waterfalls, with some classic Island mank.
IV-V Vancouver Island 7.48cms↓ (Jul 24 06:15)

Pingston - Middle
(IV with a short V section at the end)

Excellent quality class 4 with a few bigger rapids near the end. Continuous without being pushy, clean read and run for the first 3/4 with reasonably easy scouting and portaging options for the bigger rapids
IV with a short V section at the end Kootenay/Boundary 4.79cms↑ (Jul 24 06:10)

Pitt River - Upper
(IV+ with a portage )

Remote, multi-day wilderness run with tricky logistics and challenging paddling.
IV+ with a portage South Coast

Prospect Creek
(IV)

A creeky alternate entrance to Spius Creek; scenic but manky
IV Thompson/Okanagan 1.96cms↓ (Jul 24 05:50)

Quesnel
(IV)

Big Volume, with play waves at the top. Home of the Unlikely Fest.
IV Cariboo 214.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:55)

Rogers Creek
(IV-V)

Short run in an amazing gorge - includes the famous triple falls.
IV-V South Coast

Rutherford Creek
(Continuous class IV-V, class V at higher levels.)

Continuous boulder rapids studded with some classic bedrock drops.
Continuous class IV-V, class V at higher levels. South Coast 1.84cms↑ (Feb 14 11:51) !

Ryan River - Upper
(V)

Very steep boulder run - a hike-in day trip. Hard kayaking.
V South Coast 227.0cms↑ (Jul 24 06:05)

Seton River
(II+)

A quick cool down in Lillooet.
II+ South Coast 30.0cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

Seymour River Canyon
(Highly level dependent - ranges from fun class IV to raging class V.)

Classic kayaking in a deep box canyon. You would never know it's in the heart of North Van.
Highly level dependent - ranges from fun class IV to raging class V. South Coast 2.098cms↓ (Jul 24 07:00)

Seymour River - Lower run
(II (III- at high levels))

Easy boulder gardens and gravel bars. Many boulder gardens, gravel bed, low volume; can be a challenge for beginners.
II (III- at high levels) South Coast 0.625m↓ (Jul 24 07:00)

Seymour River – Upper Run
(III-)

Pool-drop, some flat sections, gravel bed, low volume
III- South Coast 2.098cms↓ (Jul 24 07:00)

Silverhope Creek
(IV-IV+ to V, depending on the put in and take out used.)

A good quality boulder run with tons of fun boogie.
IV-IV+ to V, depending on the put in and take out used. South Coast

Skagit River - Wilderness Section
(II-III)

A wilderness float through old growth forest
II-III South Coast 4.62cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Skookumchuck
(III, massive volume.)

Classic tidal rapid surfing. Character changes with the speed of the current. Awesome surroundings.
III, massive volume. South Coast

Skookumchuck Creek
(III+-IV )

16 km of high quality whitewater. River running at medium-high water with more of a creeky feel at medium-low water.
III+-IV Kootenay/Boundary

Skookum Creek
(V)

Big, clean waterfalls and tight canyons.
V South Coast 2.7cms↓ (Aug 14 10:54)

Slesse Creek
(III with a short IV- canyon)

Low volume, gravel bed, many boulder gardens with a short narrow canyon section (“Keyhole Canyon”).
III with a short IV- canyon South Coast 21.7cms↑ (Jul 24 06:05)

Snowcap Creek
(III-V)

An obscure run near Rogers Creek with good whitewater and a short, hard to scout canyon in the middle.
III-V South Coast 35.7cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Soo River
(IV at medium levels, somewhat continuous. Tolerates high water very well, but becomes class V.)

Fun river running in a small valley.
IV at medium levels, somewhat continuous. Tolerates high water very well, but becomes class V. South Coast

Soo River - Railroad Canyon
(V)

A short, stout addition to the classic section of the Soo. Easy access canyon with big holes.
V South Coast

Spillimacheen
(V)

Short and sweet, Spilli has 5 major rapids with quality boogie water in between.
V Kootenay/Boundary 79.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:30)

Squamish River - Upper
(III-IV boating through some significant canyons.)

Amazing canyons - unless you're brave, it's an early or late season scenery trip.
III-IV boating through some significant canyons. South Coast 333.0cms↓ (Jul 24 06:05)

Statlu Creek - Statlu Canyon
(V at medium levels.)

Short but high quality, creamy smooth granite bedrock and boulders deep in the Fraser Valley.
V at medium levels. South Coast

Stave River
(V (V+ to VI))

Stout southwest BC multi-day kayaking. There's unrealized opportunity to go big in there.
V (V+ to VI) South Coast 24.8cms↓ (Jul 24 06:00)

Stawamus River
(III (V))

A short novelty run in Squamish that's fun when everything in the area is running high.
III (V) South Coast 1.644m↑ (Jul 24 05:35)

Stein River - Multiday Trip
(IV-IV+, V at high water)

A nice multiday trip on the arid side of the Coast Mountains. Expect a lot of portages caused by wood.
IV-IV+, V at high water South Coast

St. Leon Creek
(V)

A steep, small creek with hectic boogie interspersed with some big, clean bedrock drops.
V Kootenay/Boundary

Tamihi Creek (Lower)
(IV+ with a mandatory portage)

Manky boulder garden turning into steep committing canyon with fun class IV drops towards the end.
IV+ with a mandatory portage South Coast

Tatlow Creek
(V)

One of the best class V runs in SW BC. Waterfalls, slides, electric blue water and difficult access.
V South Coast 3.29cms↑ (Feb 14 11:44) !

Thompson River
(III, big water.)

Big water boating in a warm climate with some play opportunities. Interesting scenery.
III, big water. South Coast 1050.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:20)

Thompson River – Goldpan to Frog
(III-)

Lots of flat water with some powerful eddylines, whirlpools and a few waves, huge volume river.
III- Thompson/Okanagan 1050.0cms↓ (Jul 24 05:20)

Tingle Creek
(II-III)

Beautiful clear turquoise waters, south of the Stave Valley. The secluded Tingle Valley runs between Mount Robbie Reid, and the Justice Group (Judge Howay & The Defendant).
II-III South Coast

Toby Creek - 7 Canyons
(Mostly class IV/IV+ with one definite class V that can be portaged)

Beautiful class IV+ creeking that just keeps going and going! Easy access, minimal portaging, clean rapids and just enough spice to keep you focused.
Mostly class IV/IV+ with one definite class V that can be portaged Kootenay/Boundary

Trout Creek
(IV+)

A microcreeking epic in wine country, tragically clogged with wood
IV+ Thompson/Okanagan 0.031cms↓ (Jul 24 06:15)

Tutshi River
(III-IV at low water, IV-V at high water)

Fantastic big volume creeking. The best and most accessible whitewater out of Whitehorse, Yukon.
III-IV at low water, IV-V at high water Northwest

Ucona River - Upper
(IV with optional V)

Technical waterfalls through coastal rainforest
IV with optional V Vancouver Island 7.48cms↓ (Jul 24 06:15)

Upana River
(IV+ to V)

A short creek run in Gold River with a blind 20 footer
IV+ to V Vancouver Island 7.48cms↓ (Jul 24 06:15)

Upper Callaghan
(III+ with one IV- easy waterfall)

Scenic wilderness-feel but not far from a road. Lots to surf!
III+ with one IV- easy waterfall South Coast

Upper Pingston
(V)

One of B.C.'s best steep creeks. Classic whitewater; continuous, clean, few portages and a handful of bigger rapids. Not much is "must run", but be prepared to run a good amount of class 5 if you put on as either too much portaging or hiking out would be a lot of work and probably end in the dark. If the upper is too high the middle is a good back up option.
V Kootenay/Boundary 0.36cms↓ (Feb 28 22:00)

Upper Soo
(III (with a major portage, and quite a bit of flat water))

Majestic tributary valley to the Whistler region.
III (with a major portage, and quite a bit of flat water) South Coast

Upper Tulameen
(III-V)

Remote, wilderness feel; low-volume canyons
III-V South Coast 0.772cms↑ (Jul 24 05:45)

White River - Canyon
(IV-V)

Classic lappable north Island canyon
IV-V Vancouver Island 6.44cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

White River - Lower
(III)

A good intermediate canyon right off the north Island highway
III Vancouver Island 6.44cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

White River - Upper
(III-IV (P))

Moderate whitewater but with a difficult portage. The fly in the ointment of the White River drainage
III-IV (P) Vancouver Island 6.44cms↓ (Jul 24 06:10)

Williams Creek
(IV-V)

The local home run, with high quality smooth granite boulders and bedrock.
IV-V North Coast 10.4cms↓ (Jul 24 06:00)

Yoho
(V)

Classic whitewater in an intimidating canyon.
V Kootenay/Boundary 118.0cms↑ (Jul 24 05:40)