Tania Millen and friends have detailed 47 whitewater runs and 10 play spots that comprise the best paddling in northwest British Columbia. From the Sacred Headwaters of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine rivers in the north to the Morice and Bulkley rivers in the south; from Butze Rapids (a northern Skookumchuck Narrows) in the west to the salmon-rich Babine and Kispiox rivers in the east, each description contains the information you need to find the goods and have fun when you get there, all enriched by Millen’s historical and cultural notes.
Rafting the Babine, paddling a canoe up the Gitnadoix or challenging the bedrock slides of the Khtada in your creek boat, there’s world class water here for novices, experts and crazies with something to paddle in every season. There’s even a description of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, a run portrayed by Millen as “one of the toughest runs in North America.” So pack your dry bags and see northwest BC from a very different perspective. Local, regional and international paddlers and tourists will want this book - as well as an international paddling community interested in reading about world-famous runs.
About the author
Tania Millen spent her childhood summers sailing, canoeing, beach combing and helping to build a cabin on 28 acres of wilderness at the south end of Texada Island. She started riding horses at age 10 and went on to compete at the national level as well as working with horses in Alberta, Ontario, England and Australia. Her first whitewater experiences coincided with her move to Terrace in 1992 where she now lives, working as an environmental consultant. She has canoed and kayaked several of the runs described in this book and has visited the put ins and take outs for most of them. Her favourite paddle is the scenic Terrace to Exstew River run on the Lower Skeena.