- No reports of suspicious van targeting children
- Police request help in locating stolen vehicle
- McCormick outlines 10 ideas to help Kimberley
- Serious head injuries in truck bed tumble
- RCMP seek witnesses to serious assault
- A license to file charges Friday night
- Action on Kimberley’s economic development front
- Rocky Mountain Rally coming to valley
- Man missing from Creston area
- Shuswap leadership under scrutiny for salaries
Canoeing the KootenayPosted: August 20, 2012
By Larry Halverson/Friends of Kootenay
While the Olympics were starting up in London about two dozen British soldiers were canoeing the Kootenay River. They started at the Kootenay River picnic site in the park and paddled for three days and 90 km to Canal Flats.
This section of the river contains some of the most scenic canoeing water as the river has downcut through soft shale and glacial outwash, creating beautiful steep-walled canyons. There are also lots of rapids ranging in difficulty from Class 1 to Class 3 which makes it an exciting paddle especially in open canoes. Plus this year with all the rain and snow melt the water levels which normally peak in mid June remained high well into to July adding difficulty to individual rapids.
For current conditions go to Kootenay’s “Boating, Canoeing and Rafting” site.
Above image: Young British soldiers preparing to canoe the Kootenay River – Photo by Larry HalversonTags: British soldiersCanal FlatsFriends of KootenayKootenay RiverLarry Halverson
City applies to bring West Fernie into fold> Read More
Wild & Scenic Film Fest coming to Kimberley> Read More
Shuswap leadership under scrutiny for salaries> Read More
Horoscope for the Week beginning Oct. 31> Read More
Hairy Scary!> Read More
Breast cancer awareness fundraiser Nov. 1> Read More
Candidates provide some answers for voters> Read More
Fernie Council Connection> Read More