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  • Friday, August 18, 2017 - Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • 12:00 AM

David Thompson Paddlesport Classic

INTRODUCING THE DAVID THOMPSON PADDLESPORT CLASSIC You are invited to join us on this three-day, 125 kilometer (78-mile) flat water journey following the original route of David Thompson on the Columbia River now known as Lake Revelstoke. It begins at Mica Creek, 145 km north of Revelstoke, and ends at the 5 mile boat launch near Revelstoke Dam about 10 km north of Revelstoke. There are 7 short mandatory portages totaling 5 km, most of which are on parts of the old “Big Bend” roadway between the lake and highway 23. The event offers a singular opportunity for canoe racers to test their skill and endurance and for recreational paddlers to experience adventure and friendly competition amid some of the most breathtaking scenery in Canada. All participants receive a T-shirt, snacks, paddler shuttles, a post-race meal and eligible awards and mileage pins. The event is limited to 100 boats. Entry deadline is July 15. The David Thompson Paddlesport Classic welcomes canoes, kayaks, row-boats and stand-up paddleboards in many age, family and gender classes. There is a group for everyone! Those interested in paddling only one day are welcome on Sunday. Many businesses, civic groups and volunteers make this event a positively memorable experience for all participants. Incredible support comes from numerous volunteers and businesses in and around Revelstoke. Our sponsors appreciate your support.