Columbia

Columbia

Coverage.
Interior Routes (only) on the Columbia River, the Okanagan River and their basins.

Specific inclusions.
Bluey Lake, Bull River, Christina Lake, Columbia Lake, Columbia River, Duncan Lake, Elk River, Ellison Lake, Goldstream River, Granby River, Hydraulic Lake, Kentucky Lake, Kettle River, Lardeau River, Kicking Horse River, Kootenay Lake, Kootenay River, Okanagan Lake, Okanagan River, Oyama Lake, Skaha Lake, Slocan Lake, Slocan River, Yoho National Park.

Ed note:
This post contains Route entries in the Columbia subregion. A second post (required by the limit of 60,000 characters) contains Route entries in the Okanagan subregion
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtopic.php?f=105&t=41310

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Bull River. Information.
Location: ~20 km west of Fernie.
Tributary of the Kootenay River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_River ... olumbia%29
http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/bcgnws/names/2152.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_River ... h_Columbia
http://www.paddlingabc.com/doku.php?id= ... l_river_bc
Environment Canada Water Office. Bull River near Wardner.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NG002
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Bull River. Online, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Stencil.
Route description: From Bull River Road, near Bull River settlement.
Title at source: Bull River.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 06&t=36725
Photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43153993@N ... 036745622/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Christina Lake and nearby parks. Information.
Location: West of Castlegar, near the US border.
Ed note: The lake drains through Christina Creek into the Kettle River, a tributary of the Columbia River.
Christina Lake.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_ ... olumbia%29
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cabc0058
https://www.google.com/search?q=Christi ... 66&bih=675
Gladstone Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... gladstone/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladstone_Provincial_Park
http://www.hellobc.com/activitylisting/ ... -park.aspx
http://www.campokanagan.com/parks/gladstone-start.htm
https://www.google.com/search?q=Gladsto ... 66&bih=675
Christina Lake Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... istina_lk/
http://www.hellobc.com/christina-lake/t ... parks.aspx
http://www.christinalake.com/visitors/r ... eaches.php
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/parks/?id=605
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_ ... ncial_Park
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Christina Lake. Online, Photos, Map.
Location: “Paulson”.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: nexikan.
Route description (“4.8 miles”): Day trip on the lake.
Title at source: Kayaking Christina Lake West.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1185983
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Columbia Lake, Canal Flats and parks. Information.
Ed note: Kootenay area.
Columbia Lake.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_Lake
http://www.crownofthecontinent.net/cont ... 24ADE8E59D
http://www.nwcouncil.org/history/columbialake
http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/wher ... ot-48.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=columbi ... 66&bih=675
Columbia Lake Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... lumbia_lk/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... t_cul.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=Columbi ... 66&bih=675
Canal Flats.
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/ ... ownID=4017
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canal_Flat ... h_Columbia
http://www.canalflats.com/
http://www.travel-british-columbia.com/ ... nal-flats/
Canal Flats Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... nal_flats/
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/parks/?id=66
https://www.google.com/search?q=Canal+f ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Columbia Lake. Online, Journal.
Source: paddling.net
Author: stoness.
Route description: Canal Flats (south end) to Columbere Estates (private, north end).
http://www.paddling.net/places/showReport.html?889
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Columbia River. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia_River
http://www.ccrh.org/river/history.htm
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top ... mbia-River
http://web.bryant.edu/~langlois/ecology ... epage.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=columbi ... 66&bih=675
British Columbia Heritage River.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/herita ... river.html
David Thompson.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Thom ... xplorer%29
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top ... d-Thompson
http://www.nwcouncil.org/history/ThompsonDavid
http://www.thefurtrapper.com/david_thompson.htm
Environment Canada Water Office. Columbia River at Birchbank.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NE049
Environment Canada Water Office. Columbia River at Donald.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NB005
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Columbia River. Places.
Columbia National Wildlife Area.
http://www.ec.gc.ca/ap-pa/default.asp?l ... 34F1BF30-1
https://www.google.com/search?q=Columbi ... 66&bih=675
Radium Hot Springs.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/voyage-travel/sourc ... adium.aspx
http://www.hellobc.com/radium-hot-springs.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Hot ... h_Columbia
http://www.radiumhotsprings.com/
http://www.radiumhotsprings.ca/
https://www.google.com/search?q=Radium+ ... 66&bih=675
Burges and James Gadsden Provincial Park .
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... gs/burges/
http://www.tourismgolden.com/activities/summer/wildlife
http://www.victoriafoundation.bc.ca/bur ... foundation
http://www.parksnreviews.com/parks/burg ... park/45034
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/planni ... gessps.pdf
https://www.google.com/search?q=Burges+ ... 66&bih=675
Marl Creek Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /marl_crk/
Kinbasket Lake.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinbasket_Lake
https://www.google.com/search?q=Kinbask ... 66&bih=675
Revelstoke Lake.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Revelstoke
http://www.kootenayseh.com/revelstoke-b ... lstoke.htm
https://www.google.com/search?q=Revelst ... 66&bih=675
Martha Creek Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... artha_crk/
http://www.westkootenayparks.com/park-i ... -start.htm
http://www.westkootenayparks.com/park-i ... cility.htm
https://www.google.com/search?q=Martha+ ... 66&bih=675
Revelstoke.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revelstoke ... h_Columbia
http://seerevelstoke.com/
http://www.hellobc.com/revelstoke.aspx
Arrow Lakes (Upper and Lower).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrow_Lakes
http://www.nwcouncil.org/history/arrowlakes
http://www.geocities.com/bill_fiero/colarrow.htm
http://travelbritishcolumbia.com/plan-y ... row-lakes/
https://www.google.com/search?q=Upper+A ... 66&bih=675
Castlegar.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlegar, ... h_Columbia
http://www.hellobc.com/castlegar.aspx
http://www.castlegar.ca/
https://www.google.com/search?q=Castleg ... 66&bih=675
Trail.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trail,_British_Columbia
http://www.hellobc.com/trail.aspx
http://www.trail.ca/
https://www.google.com/search?q=trail+b ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Columbia River. Features.
Columbia Lake and PP, past Fairmont Hot Springs, Windermere Lake and Invermere, Toby Creek confluence, Wilmer, Horsethief Creek confluence, Radium Hot Springs, Edgewater, Brisco, Botts Channel, Spillimacheen and Spillimacheen River confluence, Harrogate, channels (Hotsprings, Baldy, Hogranch, Back), Seeney, Parson, Nicholson, Golden and Kicking Horse River confluence, Moberley, Burges and James Gadsden PP, Blaeberry River confluence, Forde, Trans-Canada Hwy bridge, (Donald), Waitabit Creek confluence and Marl Creek PP, Redgrave, Columbia Reach of Kinbasket Lake (formerly McNaughton Lake) and confluences (Beaver River, Gold River, Bush River, Sullivan River, Kinbasket River, Cummins River, Wood River), past Canoe Reach (Valemount, Canoe River confluence and McLennan River confluence lie at the upper end of the reach), Mica Dam, Revelstoke Lake, Mica Creek, Goldstream River confluence, Downie Creek confluence, Martha Creek PP, Revelstoke Dam, Revelstoke, Big Eddy, Illecillewaet River confluence, Upper Arrow Lake and Northeast Ram (Incomappleux River confluence), Nakusp, Lower Arrow Lake, Needles and Fauquier, Edgewood, Renata, Deer Park, Westley, Robson, Castlegar and Brilliant, Kootenay River confluence, Kinnaird, Blueberry Creek, Lower China Creek and Upper China Creek, Birchbank, Rivervale, Sunningdale, Tadanac, Trail, Waneta and Pend d’Oreille River confluence, US (WA) border.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Columbia River, upper. Invermere to Golden. Online, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Stencil.
Route description: Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Briscoe, Harrogate, Parson, Golden.
Title at source: Columbia River.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 06&t=31177
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Columbia River, upper. Columbia Lake to Donald. Guide.
Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Columbia Lake, Columbia River features, Donald (road and RR egress).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Columbia River, upper. Invermere to Parson. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Stencil.
Route description: Invermere, Columbia River Features (Radium Hot Springs, Edgewater, Brisco), Parson.
Title at source: The Big Ditch.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 06&t=41216
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Columbia River, upper. Invermere to near Radium Hot Springs. Online, Photos, Map.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: vduckwor.
Route description (“7.0 miles”): Day trip from Invermere to south of Radium Hot Springs.
Title at source: Invermere/Radium Kayak Trip.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=764105
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Columbia River, lower. Valemount (Canoe Reach of Kinbasket Lake), US border, Kettle Falls US. Online, Map.
Ed note: Map only.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: PGEBHARDT.
Route description (“436 miles”): Valemount, Kinbasket Lake, Lake Revelstoke, Revelstoke, Arrow Lakes, Castlegar, US border, ... .
Title at source: Valemount to somewhere.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=290696
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Duncan Lake. Information.
Waters flow into Koontenay Lake and so into the Columbia River.
Location: West Kootenay.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Lak ... h_Columbia)
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/statistics/cl1142574
https://www.google.com/search?q=duncan+ ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Duncan Lake. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Stencil.
Places mentioned: Duncan Lake, Dunn Creek, Cockle Creek.
Title at source: Duncan Lake West Kootenay.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 06&t=40497
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Elk River. Information and Features.
Tributary of the Kootenay River and so of the Columbia River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_River_ ... olumbia%29
http://www.elkriveralliance.ca/resources
http://www.hellobc.com/fernie/things-to ... shing.aspx
http://www.rei.com/guidepost/detail/bri ... iver/22163
http://fernie.com/wildsight/2013/04/b-c ... lk-rivers/
http://missoulian.com/news/local/group- ... 963f4.html
Elk Valley and Elk Valley Provincial Park.
http://www.travel-british-columbia.com/ ... lk-valley/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elk_Valley ... olumbia%29
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/ ... ownID=3712
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... lk_valley/
http://www.kootenayrockies.mobi/partner.php?id=105
https://www.google.com/search?q=Elk+Val ... 66&bih=675
Morrissey Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... morrissey/
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/parks/?id=85
http://travelbritishcolumbia.com/things ... cial-park/
Elk Falls Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... elk_falls/
https://www.google.com/search?q=elk+fal ... 66&bih=675
Environment Canada Water Office. Elk River above Campbell Lake.
Ed note: I didn’t find Campbell Lake on the topo and I didn’t find it listed at either Toporama or mytopo.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08HD018
Environment Canada Water Office. Elk River at Fernie.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NK002
Environment Canada Water Office. Elk River below Elko Dam.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NK030
Features.
... , Round Prairie, Elkford, Ording River confluence, Harmer, Elk Prairie, Michel Creek confluence, Sparwood, Olson, Elk Valley Provincial Park, Hosmer, Fernie, Cokato, Morrissey, Elko and Elko Provincial Park, Wigwam River confluence, Lake Koocanusa.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Elk River. Guide.
Landers, Rich; and Dan Hansen. Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest: 50 Flatwater and Whitewater Routes for Canoe & Kayak. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle ( 1998).
Ed note: Some published information is not available online; pages 155, 156 and 157 are posted at the following link.
http://books.google.com/books?id=Ki6mGi ... ia&f=false
Thanks to CCR’s Stencil for the tip.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Granby River and Granby Provincial Park. Information.
Granby River.
Ed note: Tributary of the Kettle River and so of the Columbia River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granby_River
http://www.rei.com/guidepost/detail/bri ... iver/22160
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Granby-R ... rks-BC-159
Environment Canada Water Office. Granby River near Grand Forks.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NN002
Granby Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... gs/granby/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Granby River. Online, Guide.
Landers, Rich; and Dan Hansen. Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest: 50 Flatwater and Whitewater Routes for Canoe & Kayak. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle ( 1998).
Pages 143 to 147 are posted at the following link.
http://books.google.com/books?id=Ki6mGi ... ia&f=false
Thanks to CCR’s Stencil for the tip.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kettle River, West Kettle River and parks. Information.
The rivers are tributaries of the Columbia River, entering it at the Roosevelt Dam in the US.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettle_Riv ... a_River%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_Fa ... e_River%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Kettle_River
http://globalnews.ca/news/115081/okanag ... -province/
https://www.google.com/search?q=kettle+ ... 66&bih=675
British Columbia Heritage River.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/herita ... river.html
Kettle River Provincial Park and Recreation Area.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... kettle_rv/
http://www.ourbc.com/discover_bc/rivers ... _river.htm
http://www.campokanagan.com/parks/kettle-start.htm
http://www.hellobc.com/accommlisting/45 ... -park.aspx
http://www.okaccommodations.com/osoyoos ... -river.htm
https://www.google.com/search?q=kettle+ ... 66&bih=675
Environment Canada Water Office. Kettle River near Westbridge.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NN026
Kettle River Features.
Columbia Mountains and Monashee Mountains, creek confluences (... , Rendell, ... ), Kettle River Recreation Area, Westbridge and West Kettle River confluence, Zamora, bridges, settlements of Rock Creek and Kettle Valley (with bridges), Hwy 3 bridge, West Midway, Midway, US (WA) border, ... , US (WA) border and Carson, Grand Forks (bridge) and Granby River confluence, bridges, creek confluences (Manly, McCarthy), Gilpin, Billings (bridges), Christina Creek confluence, RR bridge, Mastodon Creek confluence, US (WA) border.
Environment Canada Water Office. West Kettle River at Westbridge.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NN003
West Kettle River Features.
... , Wilkinson Creek confluence, Carmi and Hwy 33 bridge, Beaverdell (bridge and Beaverdell Creek confluence), creek confluences and bridge, Kelly River confluence, creek confluences, Rhone, Kettle River Recreation Area, Westbridge and Kettle River junction.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kettle River. Notes.
Location: Westbridge, Midway.
Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description, Kettle River: Put in 30 km upstream from Westbridge, Kettle River, Westbridge, Hwy 33 and West Kettle River confluence, Zamora, Rock Creek and Hwy 3 (Toporama shows Rock Creek PP but BC Parks disagrees), Kettle Valley, West Midway, Midway and Hwy 3.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kettle River. Guide.
Landers, Rich; and Dan Hansen. Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest: 50 Flatwater and Whitewater Routes for Canoe & Kayak. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle ( 1998).
Pages 140 and 143 are posted at the following link.
http://books.google.com/books?id=Ki6mGi ... ia&f=false
Thanks to CCR’s Stencil for the tip.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

West Kettle River. Notes.
Location: Westbridge.
Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Hwy 33 to 17 km upstream from Westbridge [Wainwright], West Kettle River, Rhone, Westbridge and Kettle River junction.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kicking Horse River. Information.
Tributary of the Columbia River, entering it at Golden.
Ed note: Serious ww river.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kicking_Horse_River
http://www.greatcanadianrivers.com/rive ... -home.html
http://www.tourismgolden.com/activities/summer/403
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... orse-river
http://cwf-fcf.org/en/blog/posts/the-ki ... river.html
http://www.alpinerafting.com/about-us/river-history
Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/KickingHorse/ ... orse_e.htm
http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/KickingHorse/ ... orse_e.php
Images.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Kicking ... 66&bih=675
Environment Canada Water Office. Kicking Horse River at Golden.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NA006
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kicking Horse River. Notes.
Thomas, Alister. Canada’s Best Canoe Routes.. Boston Mills Press, Erin (2001).
Author: Laurel Archer.
Route description: From “Cozier bridge” area.
Title at source: Kicking Horse River: Just for Kicks.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Resource for the Kootenay area
Pratt-Johnson, Betty. Whitewater Trips and Hot Springs in the Kootenays of British Columbia for Kayakers, Canoeists and Rafters. Adventure Publishers (1989).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kootenay River. Information.
Ed notes: The river flows south from its headwaters in British Columbia (passing close to the headwaters of the Columbia River), enters the US (there the Kootenai River), flows through Montana and Idaho, turns north, reenters British Columbia and flows into the Columbia River.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Kooteany ... re-BC-3234
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kootenay_River
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/top ... enay-River
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/rivers/?ID=98
http://kootenairivernetwork.org/
http://www.kootenairivernetwork.org/geography.html
http://www.friendsoftrails.org/pages/Ko ... rails.html
http://www.crownofthecontinent.net/cont ... 7ADF9F8324
http://www.cbt.org/BasinHistory/RiverKootenay.html
Images.
https://www.google.com/search?q=kootena ... 66&bih=675
Outfitter.
http://www.blackfeather.com/canoe/canoe ... ootany.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Upper Kootenay River. Information and Features.
Reach: Headwaters to US border.
Kootenay National Park.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/kootenay/index.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/kootenay/visit.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/kootenay/visit/places.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kootenay_National_Park
http://www.friendsofkootenay.ca/
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... ional-park
http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/wi ... s/koot.htm
http://www.spacesfornature.org/greatspa ... _park.html
http://www.greatcanadianparks.com/bcolu ... /index.htm
http://www.hellobc.com/activitylisting/ ... -park.aspx
http://www.canadianrockies.org/national ... ional-park
http://usparks.about.com/library/minipl ... enaynp.htm
Images of Kootenay National Park.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Kootena ... 66&bih=675
Canal Flats and park.
Ed notes: Likely outside the national park; included because paddlers may wish to see the sights, camp in the vicinity, etc. The park at the south end of Columbia Lake is apparently no longer a provincial park (formerly good link is now dead).
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/parks/?id=66
http://www.canalflats.com/content/recreation
http://www.travel-british-columbia.com/ ... nal-flats/
http://www.ourbc.com/travel_bc/bc_citie ... _flats.htm
http://travelbritishcolumbia.com/things ... cial-park/
http://www.crownofthecontinent.net/cont ... 24ADE8E59D
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Canal+Fl ... 66&bih=675
Sam Steele, Fort Steele and Fort Steele Provincial Historic Park.
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/ ... sam-steele
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Steele
https://www.historica-dominion.ca/conte ... sam-steele
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?id_nbr=7722
http://www.historynet.com/sam-steele-no ... pector.htm
http://www.fortsteele.ca/story/history/chrono.asp
http://fortsteele.ca/our-story/history/
http://www.ghosttowns.com/canada/bc/fortsteele.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Steel ... h_Columbia
http://www.amazon.ca/guide-Fort-Steele- ... 0771880499
http://www.samsteeledays.org/samsteele.php
http://memorybc.ca/fort-steele-heritage ... ves;isdiah
http://www.iaapa.org/mobile/mobile-news ... ghost-town
https://www.google.ca/search?q=sam+stee ... 66&bih=675
Environment Canada Water Office. Kootenay River at Fort Steele.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NG065
Environment Canada Water Office. Kootenay River at Kootenay Crossing.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NF001
Features.
... , Kootenay Crossing (Hwy 93), Dolly Varden Creek confluence, Vermilion River confluence, Daer Creek confluence, McLeod Meadows, ... , Settlers Road (bridge at Yearling Creek confluence?), Ledge Rapids, Boulder Rapids, Horseshoe Bend, Palliser Rapids, Palliser River confluence, Pedley Falls, Gibraltar Rock (White River confluence a few km above, bridge above that), Canal Flats, creek confluences (Findlay, Copper), Skookumchuck and Hwy 93 bridge, Lussier River confluence, Hwy 93 bridge, Wasa, St Mary River confluence and Fort Steele Provincial Historic Park, Fort Steele, Wild Horse River confluence, Bull River and Bull River confluence, Hwy 3 bridge, Wardner, Lake Koocanusa, bridge, Kikomun Creek confluence and Kikomun Creek Provincial Park, Elk River confluence, Newgate, US (MT) border.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Upper Kootenay River. Settlers bridge to Canal Flats. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Stencil.
Title at source: Kootenay River Settlers Rd. to Canal Flats.
CCR thread.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 06&t=38972
Photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43153993@N ... 819329554/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Upper Kootenay River. Settlers bridge to Kootenay bridge. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: InSight.
Route description (“42 km, 14 h”): ww, 2 days.
Title at source: Kootenay River - Settlers Bridge to Kootenay Bridge.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Kootenay ... re-BC-3234
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Upper Kootenay River. Settlers bridge to Canal Flats. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Lund family library.
Author: Mark Lund.
Route description: Settlers bridge, Ledge Rapid, Boulder Rapid, Horseshoe Rapid, Tufa springs, Palliser River confluence, Pedley Falls and rapid, White River Road bridge, White River confluence, Gibraltar Rock, Canal Flats.
http://members.shaw.ca/marklund4/kooten ... /index.htm
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Upper Kootenay River. Canal Flats to Wasa. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Stencil.
Title at source: Kootenay2.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 06&t=32684
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Upper Kootenay River. Fort Steele to Wardner. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Stencil.
Title at source: Kootenay River.
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 06&t=32508
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Upper Kootenay River. McLeod Meadows Campground to Canal Flats. Guide, Skeleton.
The information in this entry is excerpted with permission from Mark Lund’s
Mark’s Guide for Alberta Paddlers, 2007 edition.
Further information is available at the Alberta Skeletons thread
http://www.myccr.com/SectionForums/view ... 09&t=31720
Distance (maximum) and duration: 100 km. Half day to 5 days.
River comments: Tripping river for skilled and intermediate paddlers.
General comments: Spectacular mountain scenery, serious whitewater, tufa springs, often great wildlife.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Upper Kootenay River. From above Gibraltar Rock to Wardner. Notes.
Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Ed note: There is no rapid at the St Mary River confluence; source for the correction is the post by Stencil in the BC Forum.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

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Lower Kootenay River. Information and Features.
Reach: US border to Columbia River junction at Castlegar; includes Kootenay Lake.
Ed note: For information, please consult the entry for Kootenay River.
Information extracted from a CCR post by Stencil.
Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest published by The Mountaineers Seattle Wash. has route info for the section of the Kootenay through the Creston Valley. Excellent birding, scenery and paddling through a world RAMSAR site.
Kootenay Lake sees canoeing activity. Again superb scenery, camping and lake paddling though there is much motorized traffic during hot summer months.
The river exits the lake at Nelson and there are dams and reservoirs enroute to Castlegar. Sections are no doubt paddled. Bob Hellman of Hellman canoes would be a good source of info for this section: hellman(AT)hellmancanoes.com

Features.
US (ID) border, Rykerts, Goat River confluence, Creston, Nicks Island and Nick Slough, Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area and Six Mile Slough, Duck Lake, Kootenay Lake, West Arm, Balfour and Procter, Fraser, Longbeach, Kokanee Creek PP, Nine Mile Narrows, Willow, Troup, bridge and Nelson, Taghum, Beasley, Corra Linn, Bonnington Falls, South Slocan, Slocan Pool (Crescent Valley to the west), Shoreacres and Slocan River confluence, Glade, Tarrys, Thrums, Brilliant Dam, bridge, Brilliant, Castlegar and Columbia River junction.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Kootenay Lake. Information.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kootenay_Lake
http://www.friendsofkootenaylake.ca/
http://ecosociety.ca/friends-of-kootenay-lake
http://kootenay-lake.ca/
http://www.nelsonkootenaylake.com/
http://kootenaylake.bc.ca/
http://www.greatcanadianlakes.com/briti ... -home.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=Kootena ... 66&bih=675
Environment Canada Water Office. Kootenay Lake at Queen’s Bay.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NH064
Drewry Point Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... drewry_pt/
Kootenay Lake Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... otenay_lk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kootenay_L ... ncial_Park
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... midge_crk/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... avis_lost/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... pbell_bay/
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... offee_crk/
Pilot Bay Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... pilot_bay/
https://www.google.com/search?q=Pilot+B ... 66&bih=675
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Pilot-Ba ... on-BC-6047
West Kootenay Parks.
http://www.westkootenayparks.com/
Lockhart Beach Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... khart_bch/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockhart_B ... ncial_Park
http://www.hellobc.com/accommlisting/45 ... -park.aspx
http://www.kootenayseh.com/nelson/parks ... -beach.htm
http://travelbritishcolumbia.com/things ... cial-park/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Lockhart ... 66&bih=675
etc.
Lockhart Creek Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... khart_crk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockhart_C ... ncial_Park
https://www.google.ca/search?q=lockhart ... 66&bih=675
etc.
Kokanee Creek Provincial Park.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... kanee_crk/
http://www.westkootenayparks.com/park-i ... -start.htm
http://www.hellobc.com/accommlisting/45 ... -park.aspx
http://www.gokootenays.com/articles/bal ... ncial-park
https://www.google.ca/search?q=Kokanee+ ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lower Kootenay River. Kootenay Lake. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Stencil.
Route description: Kuskonook, Drury Point, Sun Point, Pilot Bay, Pilot Point, Riondel, Pebble Beach; head south; Rhinoceros Point, ... , Kuskonook.
Title at source: Kootenay Lake September 2011 .
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 06&t=38966
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Lower Kootenay River. Creston Valley Wildlife Area. Information.
Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area.
https://www.crestonwildlife.ca/
http://www.crestonvalleybc.com/activiti ... ement-area
http://www.hellobc.com/activitylisting/ ... -area.aspx
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/site.aspx?id=N1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creston_Valley
http://www.rei.com/guidepost/detail/bri ... area/22164
http://byways.org/explore/byways/2486/places/63728
http://www.downtoearthnw.com/stories/20 ... life-area/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lower Kootenay River. Creston Valley Wildlife Area. Guide.
Landers, Rich; and Dan Hansen. Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest: 50 Flatwater and Whitewater Routes for Canoe & Kayak. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle ( 1998).
Thanks to CCR’s Stencil for the tip.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lower Kootenay River. French Slough. Online, Photos, Map.
Location: Creston.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: scottkelly.
Route description (“12.9 miles”): Day trip on the slough.
Title at source: Creston.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=756122
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lardeau River. Information and Features.
Ed note: Tributary of the Duncan River (and so of Kootenay Lake), entering it just below the Duncan Dam on Duncan Lake.
http://www.retallack.com/about/local-at ... eau-river/
https://www.google.ca/search?q=lardeau+ ... 66&bih=675
Features.
Trout Lake (lake and community; Lardeau Creek is a tributary), Gerrard and bridge, creek confluences (Healy, Hope, Rusty), Poplar Creek (settlement and creek confluence), Hwy 31 bridge, second Hwy 31 bridge (SW of Howser), Marblehead, Duncan River junction.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Lardeau River. Notes.
Ed note: The reach between Gerrard (at the downstream end of Trout Lake) and the first Hwy 31 bridge is undocumented.
Route description: First Hwy 31 bridge to second Hwy 31 bridge (southwest of Howser).
Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Slocan, Slocan Lake and Slocan River. Information.
Location: West of Nelson.
Slocan River.
Tributary of the Kootenay River.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slocan_River
http://www.slocanriverstreamkeepers.com/
http://www.smilingotter.com/slocanriver.htm
http://www.britishcolumbia.com/rivers/?ID=114
https://www.google.com/search?q=slocan+ ... 66&bih=675
Environment Canada Water Office. Slocan River near Crescent Valley.
http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/graph/g ... tn=08NJ013
Slocan and Slocan Lake.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slocan_Lake
http://slocanlakess.com/
http://www.bcadventure.com/adventure/ex ... slocan.htm
http://slocanlakechamber.com/
http://www.slocancity.com/
http://www.ourbc.com/travel_bc/bc_citie ... winlaw.htm
https://www.google.com/search?q=slocan+ ... 66&bih=675
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Slocan Lake. Online, Journal, Photos.
Source: Canadian Canoe Routes, British Columbia Forum.
Author: Stencil.
Route description: Hills Beach, Shannon Creek, Wee Sandy Beach, ... ; return.
Title at source: Slocan Lake.
CCR thread.
http://www.myccr.com/phpbbforum/viewtop ... 06&t=38982
Photos.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43153993@N ... 838632048/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Slocan Lake. Online, Note, Photos, Map.
Location: “New Denver”.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: ritabirder.
Route description (“9.0 miles”): Day trip from New Denver to Bannock Point; return.
Title at source: New Denver to Bannock Point - Slocan Lake.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1287948
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Slocan Lake. Guide.
Landers, Rich; and Dan Hansen. Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest: 50 Flatwater and Whitewater Routes for Canoe & Kayak. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle ( 1998).
Ed note: Some published information is not available online. Pages 153 and 155 are posted at the following link.
http://books.google.com/books?id=Ki6mGi ... ia&f=false
Thanks to CCR’s Stencil for the tip.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Slocan River. Perry Siding to Kootenay River junction. Guide.
Landers, Rich; and Dan Hansen. Paddle Routes of the Inland Northwest: 50 Flatwater and Whitewater Routes for Canoe & Kayak. The Mountaineers Books, Seattle ( 1998).
Pages 148, 149 and 150 are posted at the following link; information on the lower river is omitted.
http://books.google.com/books?id=Ki6mGi ... ia&f=false
Thanks to CCR’s Stencil for the tip.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Slocan River. Slocan City to Crescent Valley. Notes.
Wainwright, Jack. Canoe Trips British Columbia, Wainbay Enterprises, Abbotsford (1994).
Route description: Slocan City, Lemon Creek, Perrys, Appledale, Winlaw, Lebadho, Vallican, creek (Koch?) confluence, Passmore (alternate access/egress point), Slocan Park, Crescent Valley.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Slocan River. Online, Notes, Photo, Map.
Source: Smiling Otter Wilderness Adventures.
Content: Descriptions of five reaches. Slocan City to Lemon Creek. Perry Siding to Winlaw Bridge. Winlaw Bridge to Vallican Bridge. Vallican Bridge to Crescent Valley. Crescent Valley to Shoreacres.
Home page.
http://www.smilingotter.com/slocanriver.htm
Map.
http://www.smilingotter.com/slocanrivermap.html
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

St Mary Lake and St Mary River. Information.
Location: Kimberley.
The St Mary River is a tributary of the Kootenay River, entering it at Fort Steele; the lake is upstream from Marysville.
http://www.kootenayseh.com/kimberley/parks/st-mary.htm
Images.
Ed note: The link almost certainly contains also images for St Mary Lake on Salt Spring Island.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=St+Mary+ ... 66&bih=655
St Mary’s Alpine Provincial Park.
Ed note: Perhaps not of interest to paddlers and so I give only the one link.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /st_marys/
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

St Mary Lake and St Mary River. Online, Notes.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: xtremepeaks.
Route description (“5 km, 3 h”): Day trip on the lake. River: CI from lake to Marysville (egress), serious stuff (rafters) below.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-St-Marys ... ey-BC-3022
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Stoney Lake. Information.
Short story: I have no information.
Long story:
1. The source lists the lake as near Kimberley.
2. I had no luck in using Toporama to follow the source’s access instructions from Kimberley.
3. My online search for Stoney Lake in BC found only the source’s link.
4. Toporama does not list a Stoney Lake in BC.
5. Toporama lists several Stony Lakes in BC but none is anywhere near Kimberley.
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Stoney Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: xtremepeaks.
Route description (“3 km, 2 h”): Day trip in the lake; campsites available.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Stoney-L ... ey-BC-3019
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Tie Lake. Information.
Location: Cranbrook.
http://www.kootenayseh.com/cranbrook/park/tie.htm
Cranbrook.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranbrook, ... h_Columbia
http://www.cranbrook.ca/
http://www.hellobc.com/cranbrook.aspx
https://www.google.ca/search?q=cranbroo ... 66&bih=655
Tie Lake Regional Park.
Ed note: Day use.
http://www.rdek.bc.ca/parks-tielakeregional.htm
Tie Lake Recreation Site.
Ministry of Forests #40.
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/Recre ... nSites.htm
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Tie Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: hawke_gh.
Route description (“6 km, 6 h”): Day trip on the lake.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-Tie-Lake ... ok-BC-1030
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White Boar Lake. Information.
Location: Kimberley.
Ed note: Tributary of the St Mary River.
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/drm/!bak/Recre ... arLake.pdf
https://www.google.ca/search?q=White+Bo ... 66&bih=655
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White Boar Lake. Online, Notes, Photos.
Source: trailpeak.com
Author: xtremepeaks.
Route description (“4 km, 3 h”): Day trip on a subalpine lake; camping possible.
http://www.trailpeak.com/trail-White-Bo ... ey-BC-3020
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Yoho National Park. Information.
http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/yoho/index.aspx
http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/bc/yoho/visit.aspx
http://www.friendsofyoho.ca/
http://www.greatcanadianparks.com/bcolu ... /index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoho_National_Park
http://wikitravel.org/en/Yoho_National_Park
http://www.field.ca/yohonationalpark/
http://www.field.ca/
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/canada/brit ... ional-park
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/tr ... nada-park/
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pag ... ric_e.html
https://www.google.com/search?q=yoho+na ... 66&bih=675
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.

Yoho National Park. Emerald Lake. Online, Notes, Photos, Map.
Source: Every Trail.
Author: unknown.
Route description (“7.1 miles”): Day trip on the lake, plus hiking.
Title at source: Canada's Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park.
http://www.everytrail.com/guide/canadas ... ional-park
This entry was written by Allan Jacobs.