Canoe & Kayak
Outdoor recreation-lovers can abandon their cars in Revelstoke, where the Trans Canada Highway meets the mighty Columbia River.
Canoeing / Flatwater kayaking.
Lake Revelstoke provides 130 kms of reservoir for with spectacular mountain, waterfall and forest views on both side. Numerous beaches allow for paddle stops for swimming. Glacier House Resort owner Alex Szirmai is an avid paddler and will happily point you in the right direction or take flatwater paddles for a spin on the lake in either surfski or K1. Please note in adverse weather Lake revelstoke can have 2 foot waves, making paddling tough.
Lake Revelstoke Canoe & Kayak Rentals: Sign up at the front desk of Glacier House Hotel & Resort, and equipped with paddles and lifejackets drive 3 kms ( 1 km easy gravel) to our dock from where you can explore Lake Revelstoke in our stable canoes (2 and 3-seater clippers) or kayaks.
Rentals are per half day or day. Overnight trips can be arranged.
The Columbia River flows through Revelstoke and south from town some amazing paddling can be done. Daytrips include great stops at the spectacular Begbie falls and end at Blanket Creek Provincial Park. One way paddles can be arranged. The Columbia is a gentle flowing river, but strong southern winds can make paddling tough.
The Illecillewaet River east from Revelstoke proved grade 3 levl paddling. Paddlers should inform themselves of the best paddles streches (from Albe3rt canyon east till the highway (appr. 6-7 kms).
A canyon west from town is trecherous , but the river is accessible from Revelstoke itself just east of the canyon and playing some of the waves makes for a fun afternoon.
Other rivers in the area include the Jordan River (north/east from town), as well as the Downie (55 kms north form town).