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Get Fresh and Salty. This Region's Got It All.

This region was once overrun with prospectors panning the waters for gold. These days, it’s paddlers who are plying such watery gems as the world-famous Bowron Lakes and the coast off the Great Bear Rainforest. Encompassing the quaint communities of Bella Bella, Wells, and Bella Coola, as well as the larger city of Quesnel at the confluence of the Fraser and Quesnel rivers, this area boasts equal parts saltwater adventure and freshwater fun.

Paddle pros

Here are the experts who will help perfect your paddling trip.

Rentals
Bear River Mercantile, Bowron Lake Museum

Relax at Bear Camp with their eco-friendly cabins and enjoy time out on the water with canoe and kayak rentals available.

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Becker’s Lodge

Surround yourself with nature at Becker’s Lodge located on Bowron Lake.

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Bowron Lake Lodge

Plan a perfect self guided trip with the kayak, canoe, and paddle board rentals at Bowron Lake Lodge.

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Cariboo Canoe and Kayak Rentals

Explore the waters of the Cariboo-Chilcotin with Cariboo Canoe and Kayak Rentals.

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Tours
Kynoch Adventure Tours

Experience unique wilderness and whitewater rafting tours with Kynoch Adventure Tours.

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Mount Robson Whitewater Rafting Co

Experience beautiful scenery while whitewater rafting with Mount Robson Whitewater Rafting Co.

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Nemiah Valley Lodge

Explore Chilko lake on guided kayaking tours at the Nehiam Valley Lodge.

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Norm Hann

Explore the Great Bear Rainforest with Norm Hann tours.

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Whitegold Adventures

Whitegold Adventures is located at Bowron Lake which is known to have some of the best paddling trips.

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Explore more in this community.

Every corner of BC has something unique to offer. From freshwater lakes on Vancouver Island to rafting on the whitewater of Squamish, you will never find a shortage of amazing paddling.

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