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by Ken Bird
Rocky Mountains

Rivers of Canada

Canoe Journeys

Rivers of Canada: White Water Rafting Adventures

Experience Mighty Fraser Country's best at REO Rafting Adventure Resort. Secluded in the Fraser canyon overlooking the jade green Nahatlatch River near Boston Bar, REO's experienced and hightly trained professional guides can escort you through some of the region's best outdoor activities.

Ride the wild rapids on a expedition along the Nahatlatch or Thompson rivers that feed the Fraser and experience the ultimate rafting adventure! At REO's 11 acre resort, visitors include activities like rock rappelling, leisurely float trips, kayaking, and volleyball or just relax on as private beach in the area's warm, dry and sunny climate. Guests appreciate REO's modern amenities in a wilderness setting and special services including aromatherapy massage, trading post, and espresso bar. Concluding a full day, REO's Chef will prepare one of their legendary barbecue creations for you on the riverside dining deck. Soothe your muscles in the resort's hot tub or sauna en enjoy live entertainment on summer weekends around a warm campfire. A selection of accommodation options are available including your own tent, cabin tent or log cabin.

Call REO Rafting Adventures to book you next vacation. In greater Vancouver call (6040 461-7238 (RAFT) or in North America call toll free 1-800-736-7238 (REO RAFT), e-mai:

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We begin this section with several of the 30 or more British Columbia and Alberta rivers traveled by Ken Bird of Calgary and friends. Their main conveyance is a sturdy fiberglass canoe, however they also travel by kayak.

Beaton - Clearwater - Murray - Parsnip - Peace - Pine

Our Editor, Jerry W. Bird has lived in various parts of Canada, usually close to a well known river, such as the Yukon, Bow, North Saskatchewan and Fraser. In his younger days, it was the fabled Klondike where he learned to swim, fish and explore life in the great outdoors. He returned north for a short time in 1992 on behalf of the Canadian Government (Public works), during the filming of the Alaska Hghway's 50th Anniversary television documentary. Once again, he was able to fish in the mighty Yukon; this time at Whitehorse, where his Mother and uncles went to school. Among their classmates were such notables as Canadian writer and television personality, Pierre Berton.

We will feature the Yukon River and its tributaries in detail. For now, we offer some memories of the paddle wheelers, a fleet that operated on that mighty river system until the mid fifties.

In 1995, Jerry W. Bird wrote a travel feature for Latitudes Magazine of Montreal. Included was the Columbia River Valley in the Kootenays, and the string of hot springs from Cranbrook, BC to Golden, Banff and beyond.

There's much more to come.

Photo Credit: Ken Bird -
Location: Kiniseo Falls, Monkman Park, near Tumbler Rdge, BC