Kayak, Canoe & SUP

Relaxing and majestic

Whether you're interested in a flatwater kayak trip, stand up paddleboarding, or a guided wetlands tour—Columbia River Paddle has you covered.

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Kayak, Canoe & SUP Information

Explore peaceful wetlands, meander in the bays of Lake Windermere or enjoy a relaxed river adventure with Columbia River Paddle. Located in Invermere, the headwaters of the majestic Columbia River, you'll spot a variety of bird and aquatic life and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding mountains on a guided or self guided tour.

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Tours
River and Wetlands Paddle from Invermere to Radium

On this 3-4 hour flat-water lazy-river style paddle, you can spend a leisurely morning or afternoon on the Columbia River exploring the local waterways, taking in the spectacular scenery and enjoying lunch or snacks on a sandbar or the shoreline along the way. The Columbia River Wetlands provide habitat for more than 250 species of birds: eagles, osprey and herons are commonly sighted throughout the year, as well as various species of wildlife. You will paddle through the wetlands, down the river and be picked up in Radium Hot Springs.

Canoe, kayak and SUP rentals are available and depart from the Athalmer Boat Launch beside Pete's Marina.


Guided Tours
Columbia Wetlands Paddle from Invermere to Radium

This 4 hour family-friendly and fun trip, starts in Invermere and will take you through the spectacular wetlands down the Columbia River to Radium Hot Springs.

Join our guide in one of our voyageur canoes, or paddle yourself in one of our recreational kayaks or canoes and discover intricate facts about this great North American river and its ecologically important wetlands, along with its abundant birds, fish, reptiles and mammals.

The tour will stop along the way so you can stretch your legs. Be sure to bring water and a snack to enjoy on the shoreline or at one of the beautiful sandbars during the trip.

Tours depart from the Athalmer Boat Launch beside Pete's Marina.


Interpretive Wetland Tour

Spend a couple of hours paddling the Columbia River Wetlands while learning about David Thompson and the local history. You will discover facts about the river and wetlands, local birds, fish, reptiles and animal life in the pristine beauty of the Columbia Valley Wetlands.

Tours depart from the Athalmer Boat Launch beside Pete's Marina.



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