Author Topic: where to find class 3/4 BC rivers?  (Read 191 times)

Nmiller

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where to find class 3/4 BC rivers?
« on: September 05, 2017, 06:42:53 AM »
Hi good people,

My wife and I would like to visit BC for our first time ever. We are in Idaho now. What rivers will be flowing in a week that have good class 3/4 sections? Would love to receive some suggestions. What is the best website to see what rivers are running, and the flow? Is there something similar to AmericanWhitewater.com?

Thanks for any help

Nmiller

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Re: where to find class 3/4 BC rivers?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 06:50:20 AM »
also, whats the best face book group pages for BC paddlers?

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Re: where to find class 3/4 BC rivers?
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 10:54:30 AM »
Unfortunately there is nothing like AWW, we mainly use this book https://westerncanoekayak.com/whitewater-in-southwest-bc-by-claudia-schwab/

Also, http://www.liquidlore.com/bc/ 
http://www.bc-ww.com/index.php/river-guide/bc-mainland-rivers/  (However sometimes these sites focus more on Class IV-V)

The Thompson in Lytton is currently running (Class III)
The Upper Cheakamus in Whistler is running (Class IV)

A lot of rivers have dropped out by now, but there's definitely still stuff to paddle. For example you could a tide at the Skookumchuck narrows.

kate



ray robb

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Re: where to find class 3/4 BC rivers?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 10:12:35 PM »
The River App is also useful.  It gives river flow and describes difficulty and rates whether low medium or high - but the ratings are done by different people so not that consistent.  You could compare with ratings for Idaho rivers on the River App.

Nmiller

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Re: where to find class 3/4 BC rivers?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 03:33:25 PM »
thanks so much for your replies!!