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Unite! Revelstoke offers an abundance of water adventures! The Illecillewaet and Columbia Rivers flow close to town, with pristine lakes lying above and below.

Water Sports

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, or kayaking 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 – White Water

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. 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.

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.

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.


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Revelstoke Water Sports FAQ’s:

Where can I rent a canoe, stand up paddleboard, or kayak in Revelstoke?

Canoes & Stand Up Paddleboards are available from Glacier House Resort. Canoe rentals start at $35 per half day ($45 full day), and SUP boards go for $30 half day ($50 full day)

Stand Up Paddleboards are also available to rent from Free Spirit Sports and Stoke Paddleboard Adventures

Kayak rentals are available from Natural Escapes Kayaking.

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!