Road Trip Series

Our road trip series is geared towards those who want to experience the thrill of a new river while still under the direction of a knowledgeable guide. Hit some of BC’s “must do” whitewater rivers all in one amazing trip. These all-inclusive trips are a must for avid whitewater kayakers!  If you’re looking to shotgun one river a day, or take your time, our trips are tailored to meet your needs.

 

British Columbia Fall 14-Day River Expedition

Experience super-natural British Columbia’s world renowned rivers with Liquid Lifestyles’ expert guides and top-of-the-line equipment.  On this all-inclusive 14-day big water tour, you’ll come face to face with a variety of B.C.’s famous rivers, paddle world class rapids and surf huge waves.

This tour will begin on the Clearwater River located in BC’s interior, continue to various mountain regions around BC and conclude on the Sunshine Coast at the legendary Skookumchuck tidal rapids. Nights will be spent camping in BC’s lush wilderness and three-meals a day will be provided.

BC has been a long-famed location for whitewater kayakers. Paddling through classic North American big water canyons you can spot an array of wildlife ranging from American bald eagles to grizzly bears.

Liquid Lifestyles’ guides will pick you up from Kamloops International Airport and take you to our base in the Clearwater Valley. Here, you will have the opportunity to get reacquainted with the water and work on your play boating skills on the big waters of the Clearwater River.

Once everyone is comfortable, the team will hit the road and tour 3-4 of BC’s premier big water runs. River selection will be group ability and water level dependent.

The tour will conclude with a big wave play boating clinic at the world-renowned Skookumchuck tidal rapids.

 

Key Facts

British Columbia  Seventy-five percent of Canada’s western province is mountainous (more than 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above sea level and 60% is forested. Much of BC is wild or semi-wild, so that populations of many species flourish. It is not rare to spotgrizzly and black bears, deer, elk, moose, caribou, big-horn sheep, mountain goats,marmots, beavers, muskrat, coyotes, wolves, cougar and eagles.

 

Clearwater River– Named after its clear, pristine water, the Clearwater River is one of the best whitewater playgrounds in western Canada. The river enjoys the mystique of being a protected area, ensuring that its crystal clear water and volcanic canyons willnever be developed.  With ample flat water and world-class whitewater (I-VI), all levels of boaters will find fantastic viewscapes, great access and an abundance of room to play.

Skookumchuck Narrows–  Each day, tides force large amounts of seawater through the narrows—200 billion gallons of water on a 3-metre (9.8 ft) tide. The tidal patterns at Skookumchuck keep the water moving at virtually all times in the narrows area, and water levels on either side of the rapids can exceed up to 2 metres (6.6 ft) in height which creates one of the biggest, smoothest waves in the world.

Itinerary

 Day 1

-Pick up at Kamloops International Airport, B.C.

-Travel back to Clearwater, indulge in a classic Canadian meal and familiarize yourself with the team

 

Day 2

-Kayaks and equipment will be outfitted at the Liquid Lifestyles’ base

-Paddle the classic lower canyon of the Clearwater River which boasts continuous whitewater for 7km

-Guides will ensure team has suitable boats and will prepare for trip

 

Day 3 – 6

-Paddle the greater Clearwater catchments

-Multi-day play boating clinics

-Waterfall drops

Note: Accommodation in Clearwater will be Hotel or B&B

 

Day 7 – 10

– Travel to BC’s premier runs which may include, but not limited to:

The Cariboo, Chilco, Tisico, Quesnel, Adam’s and Upper Fraser

Note: Accommodation will depend on location, but will include riverside camping

 

Day 10 – 13

-Skookumchuck Tidal Narrows

-Big-wave focus with advanced freestyle clinics

-Possible side hikes into the surroundings Skookumchuck Narrows provincial park

Note: Camping in designated campgrounds in the local town of Egmont

 

Day 14

-Travel day to Vancouver for departing flights

 

What is included?
– Shuttles from Kamloops Airport and return to Vancouver Airport
– Expert guiding and coaching
– Top of the line Kayak and equipment rental
– All transport
– All food and accommodation
– All national park fees/ river permits
– Logistics and local knowledge on and off the river
– Advice prior to trip

Excludes
– Round trip flights
– Personal souveniers
– Travel insurance
– Bar Tab
– Gratuity

COST: Please contact info@liquidlifestyles.com for up-to-date pricing