Make a splash in Revelstoke, BC.
Revelstoke is a water lover’s playground! If there is one thing that goes with epic snowfall, it’s epic run off! As the seasons change and the temperatures rise, the rivers and lakes around Revelstoke swell up with crisp, refreshing mountain water. If you don’t have a ton of time, here is a jam-packed Revelstoke Water Sports Itinerary that takes you on the best of the best!
Revelstoke Water Sports – Flat Water
If flat water is your thing, consider a day of canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, or fishing on Lake Revelstoke, the Columbia River, or Upper Arrow Lakes. Revelstoke offers full service outfitters, as well as rentals services.
Here is a full day recap from a flat water kayaking tour with Natural Escapes Kayaking: Revelstoke’s (Natural) Sweet Escape.
Revelstoke Water Sports – Fishing
Remote Waters is a guided sport fishing charters & boat tours on the remote waters of the Kinbasket Lake, Columbia River and Lake Revelstoke. Trips are based out of Golden and Revelstoke, BC. These are unique waters that see very little development with no cell service, no gas stations and most often no one else around. Visit their website here.
Revelstoke Water Sports – White Water Rafting & Kayaking
If you seek a faster pace, join a rafting adventure on the classic 25 kilometer raft run section on the Illecillewaet River to satisfy your need for speed. We have two white water rafting tour providers in Revelstoke: Wild Blue Yonder & Apex Rafting. Here is a full day recap from a white water rafting tour with Apex Rafting: IllecilleWHAT? Making a Splash with Apex Rafting.
If you prefer to be the captain of your own ship, beginner white water kayakers can enjoy the class II section of the Lower Jordan River. More advanced boaters can check out the rowdy class IV-V sections of Box Canyon, the Upper Jordan, and Pingston River. There are also white water kayaking tours and courses available through Flexpeditions.
Revelstoke Water Sports – The River Pirates Adventure
It’s Theatre Adventure on water! Let your child (and big kids, too) live out the fantasy: get your pirate gear, name and sign-up for a mad-cap tale of buried treasure, rats and rogue crew members! Sing songs, learn jokes, battle with swords and find the gold! Performed in a hilarious improv style, our crazy captains will have you in stitches and the little ones bedazzled.
Revelstoke Water Sports FAQ’s:
Is there a tour provider or a company that runs courses?
Flexpeditions offers canoe tours, and white water kayaking tours & courses.
Where can I rent a canoe, stand up paddleboard, or kayak in Revelstoke?
Kayak rentals are available from Natural Escapes Kayaking.
Canoe rentals are also available through Flexpeditions.
When is the best time of year to go white water rafting in Revelstoke?
The Illecillewaet River offers higher water levels, with fast-paced action from June through early July. As the water levels drop so does the minimum age for rafting. High water is usually restricted to around 12 years depending on conditions but the lower river levels of later July and August allow us to take more families with smaller children.
Revelstoke Water Sports – Locals Tip
If you’re looking for the warmest water in town, head to Williamson Lake. This small lake is perfect for all ages, with picnic tables, small beach, and dock. Canoe and paddleboard rentals are available to to explore. Try to find a western painted turtle, they love to sun on the logs at either end!