Whitewater Kayak

Level 1 Beginner

The adventure begins in Crescent Valley, BC. Paddling and practicing on the Kootenay and Slocan river. This introductory course is for those that are interested in learning the exciting sport of Whitewater kayaking in a safe and friendly environment. Beginners start on flat water learning strokes and concepts before evolving to moving water skills like safety, eddy control, ferrying, bracing, and introductory kayak rolling.

Level 1 course criteria and evaluations are based on standards outlined by Canoe and Kayak British Columbia. Start out right learning from the pros to avoid bad paddling habits and unsafe learning. Challenge the river, challenge yourself.

Suitable for ages 16 and up

Local eateries offer a wide selection of healthy and organic options to meet any dietary needs.  Nearby camping is available as well as B & B options. Hotel accommodation can be recommended in Castlegar or surrounding area.


Course type: Beginner Kayak

Duration: Saturday & Sunday

Start times: 10:00am - 4pm

Availability: July 6-7, 2024  June 8-9, 2024

Class of river: I - II

$329 per person with rental equipment

$295 per person using own equipment