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The Adventure Starts Here
Spend a day in awe. Departing from Baflour, the day tour passes by the West Arm bird sanctuary then out into the vast blue of the main lake.
Osprey and eagles soar overhead, blue heron and loon bob along side and deer, raccoon and black bears abound on the shore. Along either side of the
lake, the Selkirk and Purcell ranges ascend into snowy peaks, as far as your eyes can see.
The day includes an exploratory hike at Irvine Creek and a savory lunch
featuring some of the region's most famous foods. A great way for novice and expert paddlers to get a feel for Kootenay Lake's endless adventure.
$140 per person
A 3-Hour Tour…
A three hour paddle-about starts in beautiful Lakeside Park and travels up the west arm of Kootenay Lake. You’ll be amazed how much you can see in a short while – wildlife, desolate beaches, gorgeous lakeside homes, and old mining wrecks.
$80 per person
Wind down with a relaxing late afternoon/evening paddle. This 2 hour paddle takes off from beautiful lakeside park. Travel up under what locals call BOB (the big orange bridge) and come back with still waters towards a setting sun.
7 - 9 pm. $55 per person
Paddle and Hike
First you’ll shuttle up Kootenay Lake for a quick tour of Kalso, which enjoys the distinction of being called British Columbia's Prettiest Town and the Switzerland of the Americas...and justifiably so. Elegant Victorian-era buildings, tree-lined streets and magnificent lake and mountain views give credence to these titles. This quaint little hamlet is nestled on the shores of Kootenay Lake, between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. Steeped in history and surrounded by parks and wilderness, this is one of the most pristine areas in the world.
After a short tour of the town site, we will travel a short distance to Schroeder Creek and our kayak launch site just north of Kaslo. A lesson introduces us to kayaking gear, paddling techniques, packing and safety procedures. Proper ocean kayaking techniques are quick to learn and the boats are easily maneuvered. Each participant is outfitted with kayak spray skirt to keep the boats dry and separate cargo holds allow you to store cameras, binoculars and whatever you might want to take with you. After becoming comfortable with our kayaks we head out across the lake toward the slopes of the Purcell Mountains.
Our paddle along the remote eastern shore takes us to the sandy beaches of Fry Point. After a delicious waterside picnic, and depending on the group’s abilities, we’ll head up Fry Creek Canyon for a spectacular 1-3 hour hike. This box canyon was carved over thousands of years ago by ice-melt from glaciers of the Purcell range. The hike affords us incredible vistas of waterfalls, cascades and thick forests. Those not wishing to hike much or at all, may lounge on the beach, take a long swim and soak up the glorious mountain views to the north and south.
Upon my returning to Fry Point, we will have time for a quick swim before paddling back to our launch point and shuttles home. People driving their own vehicles may opt for a stop at the Ainsworth Hotsprings on the way back.
From $170 per person
Kayak Camping Tour of Kootenay Lake
2 - 7 Days
After learning the basics of sea kayaking and establishing a standard of
safety and comfort, the days will be spent paddling the pristine waters of Kootenay Lake. We'll explore the fabulously rich and rugged shoreline of
mountains, lush forests, sheer rock cliffs and secluded beaches. Enjoying gourmet meals, good company and leisurely hikes are only a few of the
highlights of our tours. Clean water, majestic peaks, days of paddling and nights of camping on the beach will give you that renowned 'Kootenay feeling'.
Trips begin and end in Nelson, BC
Unlimited Adventure in Uncompromising Style
In one incredible week, we'll touch on as many disciplines of adventure as humanly possible. Paddle the northern end of Kootenay Lake beneath the
impressive peaks of the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains. Try rafting the mighty Salmo river as it blasts through canyons en route to the 49th parallel. Hike in
glacial terrain that makes your senses explode. Mountain bike on undulating single track that winds through endless wilderness or take an afternoon to
regroup onboard our sailboat as we soak up vistas of the Purcell and Selkirk mountain ranges. Soak in natural hotsprings, fly fish for record trout or
simply kick back and plan your evening on the town. Some claim, the best part of the Multi-sport is coming home at the end of the day. Guests are
pampered in beautiful heritage homes and country inns as we serve up delicious meals and endless gourmet treats.
Visit our parent company, ROAM for more info and dates
Trips begin and end in Nelson, BC