It doesn't get much better than a nice float down the Columbia River. The Columbia River which is one of the major rivers in North America has its headwaters just about 2 hours south of Vagabond Lodge and the town of Golden. It is always a great spot for a nice gentle float but this time of the year with the water levels going up, it is even better. With more warm weather it will flood the entire wetlands to the south and create some nice size lakes too which you can paddle into and go for a swim on a warm day.
We haven't had a lot of warm weather yet but did manage a 20C day a few days ago and we took advantage of it.
We put in just a few km south of Golden and it takes about 2 and a half hours to float down to our take-out spot at the airport in Golden. We didn't paddle much and enjoyed the vitamin D as much as we could. No bears but we did see some bald eagles and a deer on our trip.
When things start to open up for travel and we hope soon, bring your kayak or we can find a rental for you and check it out. You won't be sorry. It is so relaxing and a great way for escape.
Kicking Horse Resort is scheduled to open for the summer on June 25th for mountain biking, the gondola which accesses some great hiking as well as the grizzly bear refuge.
Give us a call at 250 344 2622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken along with his wife Lori are the owners and operators of Vagabond Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.