Kayak, Canoe & SUP

A unique way to explore

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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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.

Self-Guided Invermere to Radium Paddle
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.


Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboard and Hydrobike Rentals

Rent for a few hours and enjoy Lake Windermere and the wetlands at your own pace. Two locations to choose from - either at the popular Kinsmen Beach to paddle in the bay or at the Invermere Launch where you can explore Lake Windermere and the wetlands - where you'll see a beaver lodge and perhaps a bald eagle, western painted turtle and other wildlife! 


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