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Author:  Chasman [ August 19th, 2007, 10:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Wapiti River

Can anyone give me information on paddling the Wapiti River near GP?

Author:  murphinhounder [ December 1st, 2007, 12:59 am ]
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contact me in the spring. the gp canoe club goes on the wapiti 1 or 2 times every year, overnight and daytrips are possible.that's a popular one for club members, on july 15 we had 15 people out for a daytrip.

Author:  Norpaq [ May 12th, 2009, 2:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wapiti River

For a short paddle (2-3 hours), you can go from O'Brien Park to either the Weyerhaeuser or Canfor bridges. Depending on water conditions there can be a couple fast corners and some waves but overall a great short trip.

For a longer paddle, you can put in at Pipestone Creek (south of Wembley) then it'll be a 4-6 hour trip back to O'Brien's, Weyerhaeuser or Canfor.

I haven't gone upstream of there yet. But there is an option to put-in at the Wapiti Gardens.

Downstream you could continue, join up with the Smoky and take-out a Hwy 43 just east of Bezanson.

-NP

Author:  Laura P [ March 25th, 2013, 1:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wapiti River

Where is Wapiti gardens? Is it farther upstream of access south of
Beaver Lodge?

Later Laura

Author:  Norpaq [ August 30th, 2014, 9:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Wapiti River

Yes wapiti gardens is the farthest upstream put in (without hiking). There is access in BC but then you will have to paddle or portage the class 4 rapids.

Author:  greenriver [ July 19th, 2016, 1:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Wapiti River

Laura P, it has been a long time since you asked the question, "Where is the Wapiti Gardens?". I have paddled from the Wapiti Gardens to Pipestone Creek and also to Grande Prairie area a number of times now. By this time, probably so have you, but just in case you have not, I will give you the directions. From Beaverlodge or Grande Prairie you want to get onto hi way 722 as if you are going to Elmworth, but when you get to the Hinton Trail Hall, you go straight through at the 4 way stop sign instead of turning right for Elmworth. From the 4 way stop you keep going south to TWP RD694 then go left. Pretty much just follow the road down from there. When you get to the bottom there may be a lot of junctions to choose from, but you will eventually hang a right and go to the river. It is kind of private property down there and may require a lot of respect or even permission to park down there. I like this section to Pipestone better than from Pipestone to GP section.

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