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).
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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Posted By: JaseKelowna
- Thu Jul 29 21:51:40 UTC 2010
QuestionHi 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
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