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Boating & Paddling

photo credit: cailey hesse

What better way to sample outdoor adventure and scenery than to enjoy a raft, kayak, canoe or paddleboard experience!  Whether you imagine yourself gliding quietly over the calm waters of one of our many local lakes, or surfing the waves of one of our raging rivers, Terrace has what you’re looking for.

Paddle Boarding, Kayaking & Canoeing

Lakelse Lake, Pine Lakes, Kalum Lake, Lava Lake, Sand Lake,  Exchamsiks River


Enjoy a stand-up paddleboard (SUP), kayak or canoe on Lakelse Lake, the largest warm water lake in Northwest BC.  Surrounded by mountains and impressive old growth cedar, hemlock and Sitka spruce forests, you’ll find salmon-bearing streams and sandy beaches, in addition to opportunities for water sports and wildlife viewing.  Other great lakes and rivers to experience the incredible scenery in the Terrace area include Kalum Lake, Pine Lake, Clearwater Lake, Kleanza Lake and Lakelse River.

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White water

rafting & kayaking

Skeena River, Kalum River, Copper River,  

Boating: Exchamsiks River, Exstew River, Skeena River, Kalum River & Williams Creek


Terrace can lay fair claim to the title of the “Creeking Capital of the North”.  The area’s rugged mountains create an abundance of creeks and waterfalls. With some of the largest snowfalls in the world, the Terrace area is home to top-class runoff which means a great river running season.  There are at least 30 raft, canoe and kayak runs in the immediate Terrace area including some of the best whitewater in the world.  Be sure to check out the Copper River, Williams Creek, and Kleanza Creek.  Paddling in Terrace is not only known for its creeking, but also offers a selection of larger volume class III-IV rivers.  The Kalum, Clore and the Copper are the closest to Terrace. Check out local author Tania Millen’s “Rocking’ Whitewater: A Guide to Paddling in Northwest BC” for further details on river levels and trip details or connect on Facebook with the Skeena Paddle Club.

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