Paddling

Paddle BC aims to promote paddling activities around the province. Photo: Submitted by Paddle BC

Castlegar resident behind launch of Paddle BC initiative

Paddle BC is a non-profit cooperative marketing initiative

 

Paddle BC aims to promote paddling activities around the province. Photo: Submitted by Paddle BC

Kootenay resident behind launch of Paddle BC initiative

Paddle BC is a non-profit cooperative marketing initiative

 

People took over the north end of Woods Lake dressed as witches to celebrate Halloween early (Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Capital News)

Wood Lake bubbles over with ‘Paddleboarding Witches’

It was the first annual event and was put together in 48 hours

 

Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canadian paddlers feed off local crowd for gold medals at world championships

Athletes cleaned up on silver and bronze medals as well

Sophia Jensen, of Canada, reacts after winning silver in the C1 women’s 500m during the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Dartmouth, N.S. on Sunday, August 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
A man in an orange tuxedo who said he was Jim Carrey’s character in the movie Dumb and Dumber was one of more than 40 participants in a Halloween paddle on Kal Lake Sunday afternoon, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Call of the costumed paddler answered by many in Coldstream

More than 40 paddleboard and kayak enthusiasts greeted by ideal conditions for fun Halloween paddle on Kal Lake

A man in an orange tuxedo who said he was Jim Carrey’s character in the movie Dumb and Dumber was one of more than 40 participants in a Halloween paddle on Kal Lake Sunday afternoon, Oct. 31. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Brittney Page (left) and Kristin Postill are getting ready for their fourth annual paddleboard fundraiser, this year in support of the Archway Society. (Contributed)

North Okanagan paddleboard pals return to Kal Lake for fundraiser

Kristin Postill and Brittney Page will paddle length of lake Saturday, Aug. 14, in support of Archway Society

Brittney Page (left) and Kristin Postill are getting ready for their fourth annual paddleboard fundraiser, this year in support of the Archway Society. (Contributed)
Nestled in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake is named for its distinctive blue-green colour.

Emerald Lake: A must-visit destination no matter the season!

Emerald Lake is a popular tourist destination for many and it’s easy…

Nestled in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, Emerald Lake is named for its distinctive blue-green colour.
Melanie Gotell is honoured by her Friends Abreast dragon boat team, a team made up of breast cancer survivors and friends, by a paddle arch she walked through on Aug. 4, 2020 after she completed her last round of chemotherapy at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm. COVID-19 prompted the outdoor ceremony. (Contributed)

Shuswap dragon boaters honour teammate’s cancer-fighting accomplishments

Friends Abreast team provides special recognition outside Salmon Arm hospital

Melanie Gotell is honoured by her Friends Abreast dragon boat team, a team made up of breast cancer survivors and friends, by a paddle arch she walked through on Aug. 4, 2020 after she completed her last round of chemotherapy at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm. COVID-19 prompted the outdoor ceremony. (Contributed)
Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.

Rivers, Ranches and Ranges: From Historic Sites to Wilderness Adventure

Experience some of BC’s history this summer

  • Jul 6, 2020
Sweeping ranchlands, grassy vistas and golden plateaus await in BC’s interior. Blake Jorgenson photo.
The world’s largest paddle, near Golden, B.C., weighs 2.65 tons and took 200 hours and four gallons of varathane to build.                                (Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions/Black Press Media files)

Golden: The world’s largest paddle lives here

At more than 60 feet in length, this paddle weighs in excess of 2.65 tons

The world’s largest paddle, near Golden, B.C., weighs 2.65 tons and took 200 hours and four gallons of varathane to build.                                (Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions/Black Press Media files)
Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River is a fun activity for locals and tourists alike. (Contributed photo/Black Press Media files)

Kicking Horse: This river is a wild whitewater ride

Rafting, canoeing and kayaking are popular on the Kicking Horse River

Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River is a fun activity for locals and tourists alike. (Contributed photo/Black Press Media files)
Kootenay National Park is easily accessible from Golden, B.C. (Black Press Media photo)

Kootenay National Park: A place of contrasts and extremes

Glacier streams and hot springs can be found in this park

Kootenay National Park is easily accessible from Golden, B.C. (Black Press Media photo)