RUN RAPIDS AND CRUISE LAKES
A maze of intertwining rivers, lakes, and estuaries dot the landscape in Northeast BC. With more waterways than roadways, visitors who bring the canoe, kayak, powerboat, or paddleboard to explore will find even more to discover.
In Tumbler Ridge, you can jet boat along ancient rivers and see world-class waterfalls up close. In Hudson’s Hope, on the banks of the Peace River, boaters can easily access the water from roadside boat launches. While the many lakes, outside Mackenzie, and Charlie Lake, outside Fort St. John, offer ample opportunities for boating. Along the Alaska Highway, long drives can be broken up with multi-day paddle trips along the Fort Nelson River, Toad River, or Trout River. These gentle rivers have a few Class 2 and 3 rapid sections to get the adrenaline up for experienced paddlers. While the Muskwa River offers even more to explore and can take visitors into 6.4 million hectares (15 million acres) of wilderness park. There are also boat launches at Muncho and Stone Mountain provincial parks for a chance to paddle, float, and glide surrounded by views of the Northern Rockies.