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PostPosted: August 28th, 2012, 3:30 pm 
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I will move to Kitimat in October for a 5 months job assignment. My regular canoe partner will visit me and we plan on doing some canoe camping if possible. We can drive several hours from Kitimat if needed.


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PostPosted: August 29th, 2012, 6:44 pm 
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The Stikine. You can take out on the Stewart Cassier Highway BEFORE the canyon (which is not runnable).

I don't know where the put in is.. Its reported to be a seven day canoe trip.

But I am thinking that as winter comes early in that country and leaves late the timetable might be off.

But the scenery is awesome. At least get up that highway to Stewart BC and also Telegraph Creek.


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PostPosted: August 30th, 2012, 8:39 pm 
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Thanks for the tip.

I realize I need to do some homework... BC canoeing has some mythical cast for someone like me that never been west of Toronto... If canoeing is not possible then I will opt for trekking. There seems to be endless outdoors potential in this area.


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PostPosted: August 30th, 2012, 9:27 pm 
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Hey Frederic, a couple of paddling options...
If you're OK on the ocean or use a water taxi, there's Bishop Bay or Weewani (sp?) Hotsprings near Kitimat. Anywhere on the ocean for that matter.

Just north of Kitwanga is one of our favourites, Swan Lake/Kispiox River Provincial Park.

As LRC said, watch for cold weather. We usually have snow on the ground for good by Halloween.


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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2012, 11:33 am 
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I think you'd have to do very long days for the stikine in seven days. It's normally nine or more days plus a day to fly in. The Dease can be done in sections that are two, five or ten days and is suitable for solid beginner or intermediate moving water paddlers. It is awesome. However moose season is on and there will be lots of jet boats in September especially in the upper sections.


For an one or two night trip the kasiks is really neat especially early in the year. You pole, line and paddle up and the scenery is crazy beautiful.


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