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About Paddle BC

Launched in 2022, Paddle BC is a collaboration between paddling associations and tourism organizations that has two main goals. The first is to promote British Columbia as a world-class paddling destination that offers some of the most varied and fun waterways on the planet. With over 25,000 kilometres of ocean coastline to explore, innumerable rivers and tributaries, and more than 20,000 lakes of all sizes in an area larger than France and Germany combined, we figured it was worth letting the rest of the world in on the secret that paddling in BC is epic.

The second goal of Paddle BC is to endorse the safety of the sport with the help of local experts. To that end we point you towards the people, businesses, associations, clubs, events, accommodations, services, and agencies that will ensure your paddling experience in British Columbia is memorable and safe. We also recommend trips, waterways, articles, and more to help reinforce the fact that BC is one of the best paddling destinations on the planet.

Have a question? Contact us via the form below. We’re always happy to help.

We thank Destination British Columbia and all our destination partners across the province for their ongoing support. 

The partners who made Paddle BC Possible

The following associations, organizations, and businesses are responsible for helping launch Paddle BC.

BC River Outfitters Association

British Columbia is home to hundreds of beautiful rivers and rafting is one of many ways to explore the wild beauty of the province.

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Cariboo Chilcotin Coast has the highest concentration of lakes and rivers in Canada.

Destination Castlegar

Castlegar is located at the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia River.

Fishing BC

Experience the true nature of fishing.

Indigenous Tourism BC

Experience diverse culture with 204 Indigenous communities and more than 30 Indigenous languages.

Wilderness Tourism Association of BC

The Wilderness Tourism Association of BC supports BC’s world-class wilderness based tourism operators.

Tourism Kamloops

Kamloops is a paddling paradise offering 100+ lakes all within a one hour drive from the city.

Tourism Golden

Golden is located between two heritage rivers; the Kicking Horse and the Columbia.

Tourism Squamish

Enjoy and preserve the beauty of Squamish while exploring the local rivers, lakes, and the ocean.

Destination British Columbia

Destination BC supports and promotes the business of tourism through the province.

Tourism Fernie

Completely surrounded by the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Contact Form

Interested in becoming a partner? Have any general questions? We would love to hear from you.

Project Partners