aMonday & Wednesday evening paddles

aGroup paddles


call to reserve



P&P Trips

P&P Terms & Conditions

About P&P

Our Kayak Trips

How to book your group trip:


September 7, 2017: Paddle & Portage is closed for the season. Thanks for paddling with us this summer. Hope to see you next year!


What to Wear

sandals, water shoes, or shoes you can get wet

hat for the sun


non-restrictive clothing

insect repellent


What to Bring

working cell phone (at least one person in your group must carry a working cell phone)

water, lunch or snack

camera, binoculars

long sleeve shirt or cover up when you need protection from the sun


  1. Reservations are required to book your trip. Please call 250-402-3293 to make your reservation (see trip descriptions and map below).

  2. A deposit with a credit card will reserve your group kayak trip (see our cancellation policy). This is not needed with our Monday & Wednesday evening paddles.

  3. All paddlers are required to sign our waiver. Please read this waiver carefully. You will be asked to agree with and understand the nature and the risks of the activity you are about to participate in.

  4. If the weather or conditions of the river are unsuitable, we will advise you to cancel and reschedule another trip or provide you with a full refund.


Monday & Wednesday Evening Paddles - starts June 5th 6pm - 8pm 
(Aug. 17th - Sept. 6th 5pm - 7pm)

  • Call and reserve your kayak(s) on the day of that evening's paddle (8am-3pm). No deposit required.

  • Meet us at the Old Ferry Landing (see map)

  • $20 for 2 hours of local paddling - upstream or downstream

  • A great way to try out a kayak, see what paddling is about and connect with other paddlers

  • Kayak, life jacket and safety equipment included

  • Bring your friends - all kayakers, canoeists and paddle boarders are welcome to join us!

Group Paddles

  • Get a group of 4 or more together, select a trip (see below) and call us to book it @ 250-402-3293

  • Cost is per person and includes kayak, paddle, and PFD

  • Minimum 4 people

  • We can help you select the trip that is suitable for your group

Local Paddle from
Old Ferry Landing
maximum 2 hours

Old Ferry Landing
to Nick's Island
maximum 3 hours

South Launch
to Old Ferry Landing

maximum 4 hours

South Launch
to Nick's Island

maximum 6 hours

  • trip distance is what you make it - upstream or downstream

  • 2 hours of "local" paddling

  • meet us at the Old Ferry Landing


  • trip distance is approx. 10.5 km (6 miles), 2-3 hours of downstream paddling

  • paddlers are shuttled to Old Ferry Landing and picked up at Nick's Island

  • trip distance is approx. 16 km (10 miles), 3-4 hours of downstream paddling

  • paddlers are shuttled from Old Ferry Landing to South Launch

  • trip distance is approx. 26 km (16 miles), 5-6 hours of downstream paddling

  • paddlers are shuttled to South Launch and picked up at Nick's Island

tax included

tax included

tax included

tax included

Kayaking on the Kootenay (15+ yrs)

Paddle & Portage will be your instructor and guide for this program offered through the Creston & District Community Complex (CDCC). Drop by the CDCC or call 250-428-7127 to register.

Choose 4 Tuesday mornings, 4 Tuesday evenings, or 4 Saturday mornings through June, July or August. Enjoy an easy 2 hour paddle on this slow moving river that is great for novices and those that love the great outdoors! Starting at the Old Ferry Landing, your guide will lead you to different areas and show you basic paddling techniques. Kayak and equipment provided. $75 + tax (4 classes)

  • Tuesdays June 6-27 10:00am - 12:00pm

  • Tuesdays June 6-27 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Saturdays July 8-29 9:00am - 11:00am

  • Tuesdays July 4-25 9:00am - 11:00am

  • Tuesdays July 4-25 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Saturdays Aug 5-26 9:00am - 11:00am

  • Tuesdays Aug 8-29 9:00am 11:00am

  • Tuesdays Aug 8-29 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Below is a map of part of the Kootenay River in the Creston Valley showing the South Launch, the Old Ferry Landing and Nick's Island.

Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and JCB.

Cancellation Policy: Trips cancelled 48 hours prior to departure will receive a full refund of their deposit.

Trips cancelling under 48 hours will not receive a refund on the deposit.

Trips cancelled by Paddle & Portage due to weather or river conditions can be rescheduled or the deposit fully refunded.

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