Kootenay River - Settlers Bridge to Kootenay Bridge

Kootenay River - Settlers Bridge to Kootenay Bridge near Invermere, BC


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
42 kms
14hours
difficult
River Kayaking, Canoeing, White Water Rafting
Fall, Summer
Invermere, BC
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Fantastic trip!

Put-in at the Settler's Road Bridge, just outside Kootenay National Park. Watch for many Class II and III rapids within the first 10-15km. (Best option is to get a small guide book which I understand is available in Radium).

This is a great trip to split into 2 days.

There are a number of primitive camps along the way, with a great one at Horseshoe Rapids (approx 3 hrs down river).

Highlights include a number of challenging but fun rapids including Bridge Rapids (immediately at put-in), Ledge Rapids, Boulder rapids, Horseshoe rapids, and Palliser Rapids. Also be sure to check out Pedley Falls (just after Palliser rapids).

Directions:

From Canal Flats, follow the Kootenay FSR to the Kootenay River Bridge and leave a vehicle there for pick-up.

Travel up the Kootenay-Settler's FSR (Raven's Head Road) to the Settler's Road Bridge (approx 36km up the road) and put in at the parking area on the East side of the river. (No Overnight - Private area)


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By JaseKelownaPosted By: JaseKelowna  - Thu Jul 29 21:51:40 UTC 2010 Not Rated Question Hi there, Just trying to get some information on the river. I am an intermediate paddler however a few friends would like to come who are not. So I think we may just rent a raft, and just pull a couple of Kayaks with us. I am curious if this trip would be ok by raft without alot of paddling? we have 3 days to work with? As well we are going in Aug.

I know it is hard to give definitive answers, however, just looking for a start as I have not been down that river. Thanks

Jase

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