Columbia River Paddle
Columbia River Paddle
4.5
Equipment Hire • Stand Up Paddleboarding • Kayaking & Canoeing
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Columbia River Paddle specializes in Canoeing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle boarding with a relaxed, easy paced approach in the spectacular setting of the Columbia River Valley. Our fleet of canoes and kayaks and SUPs are modern, stable recreational boats which are easy to paddle. Feeling adventurous? Why not push out into the fertile Columbia Valley Wetlands and enjoy a first rate view on a self-guided tour, or discover the Columbia River Wetlands' secrets and facts about local bird, fish, reptiles and animal life, and local human history from an experienced guide. Whether you’re an individual, a couple, or large group your family and friends can enjoy a hassle-free canoe or kayaking in the picturesque Columbia Valley. What we offer: Guided and Self-Guided Tours, Shuttle Service, Canoe, Kayak up SUP rentals, relaxed, educational and fun Group Events! Our focus is on safety, with full orientations.
Invermere, British Columbia, Canada

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BelleCalifornia
California20 contributions
Aug 2022
The guided canoe trip from Invermere to Radium was a highlight of our family vacation. We booked atv'ing and white water rafting for our sons, and expected those adventures to steal the show, but we all agreed that canoeing was our favorite activity. Our guide Sierra was friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Our family of four were in a 4-person canoe, and she expertly guided us through the river, pointing out bald eagles and various animals as we went. My kids were entertained throughout the entire trip, and we all just loved it. Thank you!
Written 3 September 2022
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Susan C
10 contributions
Jul 2022
We had a fantastic experience with Columbia River Paddle. They set us up with the equipment, a talk about the route through the river, and then we had a leisurely paddle for about 2.5 hours. If we had just let the current take us then it probably would have taken the full four hours described. The scenery was gorgeous, and we saw some great birds up close. Highly recommend this trip!
Written 7 July 2022
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Lindsay d
Newmarket, Canada16 contributions
Sep 2021
Did this trip with my husband and 13 yr old daughter. None of us are experienced paddlers, so they were a little worried about a 4 hr trip! The time flew by. Our guide, Chris, was wonderful. Our group was small and well looked after. Chris coached us on any specifics we needed to get the best and safest paddling experience, and he also taught us about the environment along the way. It was awesome for everyone - kids and adults. The equipment was in great condition. The most amazing thing was the scenery!! We saw bald eagles and ospreys and mountains! What more could you want? Absolutely stunning, fun day.
Written 1 October 2021
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Thanks for leaving us a review about your guided trip! We are so lucky to paddle in the beautiful Columbia Valley, it really is stunning!
Written 10 October 2021
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Rich S
Winnipeg, Canada3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
My wife and I had a great kayaking excursion with our wonderful guide Sierra. We stopped to help two sisters who had capsized their canoe one of whom was shivering on shore. Sierra did a great job helping the sisters and calling for help. My wife and I joined in to assist as well, getting the canoe right side up and bailed out. The owners Max and Penny were there in no time and helped the ladies to get back to the starting location. We were given a gift certificate and snacks & drinks for our trouble, which was really nothing for us compared to the ladies that capsized. Sierra did a wonderful job handling the situation. As well she was a really good guide being an environmental studies student, and having guided with the Columbia River Paddle Company for 4 years. Overall my wife and I give Sierra and CRPC high marks and would definitely recommend this company for canoeing and kayaking.
Written 29 July 2021
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Thank you for leaving us a review! Sierra is a fantastic guide and while it's very rare that people get into difficulty paddling this stretch of the river, we're glad that Sierra was close by and Max and Penny were on hand to help!
Written 11 October 2021
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Billie-Rae
Alberta Canada3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Give yourself lots of time! We departed at 11:30 for a 3 pm pick up because the website said approx 2.5-3
hours to get to Radium. We paddled hard the whole time and still arrived 15 mins late. We opted not to do the guided tour but in hindsight I wish we had, especially for our younger paddlers in our group.

I must say, this company is amazing and provided top notch service. Definitely a highlight of our vacation. Thanks for your guidance, recommendations and fantastic service right from the booking through to the shuttle back to the starting point.
Written 29 June 2021
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Thank you for leaving us a 5* review. The time it takes to paddle has many variables and our 2.5 - 3 hour guideline is the for the paddle itself, we usually advise leaving additional time to stop along the way; sorry to hear it wasn't enough time for your group but I'm glad you still had a great experience.
Written 10 October 2021
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Ailie P
Adelaide, Australia3 contributions
Apr 2021 • Friends
My friend and I are from Australia and this was the first time we have Kayaked in Canada. Safe to say kayaking along Lake Windermere was such an awesome experience. It was a beautiful blue bird day and we saw a little beaver.
Byron was a legend as well and made the experience a hoot!!
Written 17 April 2021
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Thank for leaving a review, what an incredible experience to see a beaver! We're so pleased that you had a great guided trip with Byron!
Written 10 October 2021
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TheHacks
Calgary, Canada41 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
2 adults and a 7 year old took the Invermere to Radium guided tour this week. Adrian and Brad guided us on the 4hr and 17km kayak trip down the Columbia River. Really nice paddle and well staffed and guided. We'd definitely do this again.
Written 24 August 2020
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Thank you for sending in your review. I will pass on your comments to them. We look forward to welcoming you back again
Written 25 August 2020
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CLG
4 contributions
Aug 2020
We rented two SUPs yesterday and had a great experience. The boards were great quality and we had fun with them, of course, but we were really impressed with the service. Tegan helped us get set up with our rentals and she was awesome. We were short on time as we had to get the boards back at a specific time, so she was really quick getting us out on the water while still giving us a ton of information about what we would be able to see out paddling. When we got back to shore, a super friendly man told us where we could put our stuff, took our names, and we were off again with no fuss. Loved it and would do it again!
Written 19 August 2020
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Thanks so much for leaving a review! I've passed on your kind words to Teagan and our staff. Maybe next time you'll join us for a longer paddle down the river to Radium?
Written 20 August 2020
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EssTee
6 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
This is advertised as a family friendly excursion, however, the shuttle bus is usually a van and not safe for children to travel in without a car seat. Would recommend families find alternate transportation if you don't want your kiddos on the highway without car seats.
Written 31 July 2020
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Thanks for leaving a review, we have a few vehicles that we use for shuttles, some have seatbelts and could secure a car seat, some do not. We strive to do our best to accommodate requests and faciliate the use of car seats when possible, but it would depend on which bus is required for the group size.
Written 20 August 2020
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Yysguy
Sherwood Park, Canada343 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
A lot more paddling that we signed up for but in the end you definitely feel like you accomplished something. A great way to go down the river. We did the guided tour which brings you to some wetlands you wouldn’t get to by yourself.
Written 29 July 2020
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Thanks for leaving a reivew - we've had quite a few days this summer with a north wind, which means you have to paddle a bit more!
Written 20 August 2020
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