British Columbia, Canada
A creek-boating paradise with big mountains, huge snowfall and rivers which flow long into the summer. The road infrastructure is excellent especially as logging companies have opened tracks to many of the remoter areas.
- Liquid Lore
- Canoeing and Kayaking BC's Central Interior by the Northwest Brigade Paddling Club, ISBN 978-0973122404, published in 2002.
- Whitewater Trips for Kayakers, Canoeists and Rafters on Vancouver Island by Betty Pratt-Johnson, ISBN 978-0914718901. Old, and not useful unless you plan to explore Vancouver Island itself (there is better whitewater on the mainland).
- Canadian Rockies Whitewater: The Central Rockies by Stuart Smith, ISBN 978-0969961819. Covers only the very eastern edge of BC. Note that the author is famed for his conservative grading.
When to go
June/July is run off season in the Rockies. Kayakers often spend June on the Eastern slopes, heading west in July and later into BC. June to August is ideal for BC; May and September are possible but not ideal.
How to get there
It is easiest to fly into Vancouver and head north from there.
Public transport is not a realistic option, so you will need your own vehicle. The shuttles in general are short and fast so not real need for a dedicated driver. 4x4 would be useful in some places, but you can do without if you're on a tight budget.
Plenty of motels/official campsites and it wouldn't be too hard to find places to wild camp if desired.