Lakes, rivers, and creeks, oh my! With plenty of activities on the water, you’ll find summer days in the Columbia Valley aren’t quite long enough. 

Paddle Adventures

Hop on a canoe, kayak, or paddleboard and explore the lakes and rivers of the Columbia Valley. Take in the snow-capped mountains on a leisurely paddle, observe a few of the 250 species of birds sighted in the Columbia River Wetlands, or enjoy a mild to wild river trip!

Columbia River Paddle

Located in Invermere, Columbia River Paddle offers canoe, kayak, and paddleboard lessons along with interpretive, guided, and self-guided tours. They are at the heart of all paddle adventure in the Valley!

Far Out Adventure Hub

Far Out Adventure Hub offers inflatable paddleboard, kayak, and canoe rentals for pickup in Radium or local delivery. Go on a guided or self-guided adventure down the Columbia River with exceptional scenery, wildlife, and beautiful beaches, or chat with rental experts to pick a local paddling area perfect or you and your crew.

Kootenay River Runners

Choose your whitewater rafting adventure with Kootenay River Runners with three waterways to choose from: Kicking Horse River, Kootenay River, or Toby Creek. Accommodating beginner to experienced adventurers, a rafting trip is fun for everyone! Choose your own adventure from rowdy whitewater on the Kicking Horse River to a scenic, family friendly cruise down the Kootenay River.

Nipika Mountain Resort

Experience the Kootenay River at Nipika Mountain Resort. Offering whitewater canoe trips down the Kootenay River, go with a Nipika guide to view the Rockies from the water. Stop at remote beaches to explore the shoreline or brave a swim in the glacier-fed water.

Boat Rentals

Enjoy more time on the water with a boat rental.

Pete’s Marina

Located in Athalmer (Invermere), Pete’s Marina offers boat and seadoo rentals. Choose your own adventure by heading out on Lake Windermere with a ski boat, seadoo, or pontoon boat after receiving a safety lesson from skilled rental staff.

Watersports & Lessons

Build your skills wake surfing, knee boarding, or waterskiing on Lake Windermere by booking a lesson.

Nauti Watersports

Nauti Watersports, located in Windermere, offers full boat charter service that includes a professional NCCP-certified and insured driver/coach, plus all the surf, waterski, and wakeboard gear that your group needs to enjoy summer on the water.

Whether you are just starting out or looking for performance tips, Nauti instructors will deliver a great time on the lake!

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Paddle Adventures in the Columbia Valley

Paddle Adventures in the Columbia Valley

The Columbia Valley is the ideal place to head out on the water on a kayak, canoe or paddleboard. Whether you’re looking for a full day trip or just a quick paddle, there are plenty…