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Aha! Adventure - Kootenay River, BC

Dates: Oct 4-6, 2024

Cost: $550 plus gst

This is the perfect way to end the canoe season with a “turkey in the woods” on the Kootenay.  The Kootenay’s water is beautiful and clear in the fall and we may even see Kokanee salmon in the depths. The mountain scenery, rapids and white canyon walls makes this trip a classic that you could paddle every year.  Join us on this fantastic trip to wrap up the season.

You will receive a detailed email with all the information needed for preparing and planning for your trip.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Ang at 306-212-0115 or email

All of our Aha! Adventure trips are "community catered".  All participants and guides take their turn providing and cooking breakfasts and suppers on the trips. Everyone looks after their own lunches and snacks. This is a fun way to share, try new meals and learn how to bake and cook in the backcountry. Guides will help at every meal and give you lots of assistance! 

Prerequisites: You need to have intermediate canoe skills for this trip and be comfortable paddling class 2 rapids. Come join one of our spring canoe courses!

Cancellation Policy:  A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to register. The balance is due 30 days before the trip start date. No refunds on or after this date. We recommend trip cancellation insurance.


Oct 4: Meet group by 8am at Ang’s place in Calgary and join us in the van, or you can drive yourself and meet us at the river put-in at the bridge near Nipika on Settler’s Road. We should arrive around 11:30am to unload and set up the shuttle. After lunch we launch our boats and paddle for a couple of hours.

Oct 5:  Enjoy another beautiful day on the water and we will enjoy our turkey in the woods – a thanksgiving feast! We will bring the turkey!

Oct 6:  We will take off the water around noon and pick up vehicles on the drive back to Calgary.  We should get back to Calgary in the early evening.

Cost Includes:

  • Safety equipment (throwbags, first aid kit, emergency communication)

  • Group camping gear (tarp/shelter etc.)

  • Group cooking equipment (pots, stoves, utensils, fuel)

  • Experienced and qualified guides

  • All canoe gear (canoes, paddles, pfd's)


Transportation Details:

You can meet the group in Calgary and come in the van or at the river. We will need help with the shuttle from the group.


Medical Form and Waiver:

In order to participate in this trip, you are required to fill out all your registration and medical information.

EMERGENCY EVACUATION AND TRIP CANCELLATION: In rare cases, if you have an emergency and need to be evacuated from the trip, you will be responsible for any extra charges.  The quickest way to get off our remote trips is via floatplane or helicopter and if we contact these companies directly for the quickest service, you will be responsible for the expense.  To ensure that there are no surprises, we recommend that you get evacuation insurance.  An evacuation could be very costly in remote locations, so we recommend that you are covered through your credit card or another plan.  One option available is Tugo Insurance at:  You may also want to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance if for some reason (i.e. illness) you are unable to go on the trip.  If cancellation is required at the last minute, you will need to have trip cancellation insurance. This will protect yourself and Aha! Adventures and allow us to offer great trips into the future.

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