Adventure Programme

Overview & Summary
Adventure Photos
Adventure Itinerary
Group Composition
Experience Required
What the Price Does/Does not Include
Deposit Payment
Booking Info

Running through the holes on the Clendenning

The whole of the interior of British Columbia river’s empty out into the Pacific Ocean, through the Coastal mountain range, and offer’s an amazing array of paddling adventures and classic kayaking runs.

On our BC Road Trip, we head up the Fraser, to the Clearwater, and over the mountains to Whistler, taking in the prime spots and famed rivers. The river selection is vast, pool drop fun on the Checkamus, alpine fun on the Stein, big volume on the Clearwater and Thompson, waves to surf, drops to boof and boulder slaloms to nail, a slice of everything is BC. And of course BC is beautiful, full of pristine wilderness and from your kayak, you’ll get amazing access to nature and the grand surrounds of some of North America’s best white water.

Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Vancouver, and transfer to the Chilliwack River Valley

Day 2 A full run of the Chilliwack river, & move north to Lytton

Day 3-5 Run several rivers based out of Lytton, including the Stein, Thompson & Nahatlatch
Day 6-7 Hit the Clearwater and head west on the Duffy Lake Road to Bridge River
Day 8 Paddle the Bridge River and head to Whistler

Day 9-11 Run several of the runs located around Whistler

Day 12 Pack up your memories and head on home from Vancouver Airport
Of course, this schedule’s only a guideline: we’ll chop and change depending on how you’re getting on, what the levels are like and what everyone wants to do

Group Composition

The trip will be led by an experienced Gene17kayaking appointed trip leader. In selecting suitable leaders, we not only look to ensure that they have the relevant qualifications but we also ensure that they have an excellent track record of white water paddling from around the world. Whilst qualifications and experience are essential requirements, we also make sure that our leaders have the right temperament to lead a trip group comprised of individuals who have a range of previous experience and expectations. The leader is a vital contributor to the enjoyment and well-being of the trip members and he or she will be there to deal with any unexpected problems. To that end, we aim to provide a leader who will make the trip both successful and enjoyable throughout.

Our leaders hold current wilderness first aid certificates and have experience of dealing with remote river related medical conditions.

We will take a maximum of 6 paddlers on each trip, although the number may well be less than this. With every 3 paddlers we have on the trip, we’ll have a highly experienced Gene17kayaking Teacher/Guide.

Experience Required

BC Road Trip takes place on Class III/IV whitewater.
The BC Road Trip is suitable for experienced paddlers who are able to paddle for 3 – 4 hours in a day on Class III+. Generally the rivers are accessible with far road access, but occasionally there may be some exposed terrain. This trip begins on an easier section of whitewater, but will soon reflect conditions expected at the grade. Participants should therefore expect to be in a river environment during peak runoff for sometimes extended periods of time.

You are welcome to Contact Us, if you would like to discuss the trip in more detail.

What the Price Does/Does not Include


What the price does include

  • Guiding and Instruction
  • Full accommodation including all meals
  • Airport & River shuttles*
  • Use of a full spec whitewater kayak** from our fleet

* The BC Road Trip Picks up from Vancouver Airport 1700-1800 on the Day of Arrival, and Drops off at 1000 on the Day of Departure.
** Gene17 has access to a very small selection of locally sourced kayaks in a range of different models and some different sized options, & these are available on a first come, first served basis ONLY. On late bookings, or requests for kayaks we can not source, please consider bringing your own boat.

Accommodation & Catering
You’ll be staying at shared apartments, hotels & motels along the way, where bed linen provided at some locations, however please bring your sleeping bag. We’ll provide a continental breakfast, a light lunch and an evening dinner either at a local restaurant or home-cooked by one of our guides

The Personal Paddling Equipment you should bring:

  • A good semi-drytop or drytop or drysuit
  • Your paddle
  • Whitewater PFD, spray deck and good helmet
  • Solid footwear for bank support – no sandals
  • Rescue gear, including a throwbag, knife, sling and karabiner
  • Sleeping Bag

What the price does not include

  • Visa fees
  • Flight
  • Bar bills
  • Travel & Boat insurance
  • Dinner on the final night
  • Tips
  • We can not guarantee the use of a locally sourced kayak

Deposit Payment

Alpine River Run on the Clendenning
British Columbia, Canada – Road Trip 2250€


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Adventure Date:
early September 2023
Pay Deposit 750€