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  • Writer's pictureAnne Vos

Sweet perks that go with river-tripping on the Peace River

Updated: Jan 9, 2020

Whether you are looking to try river tripping in a canoe or kayak for the first time, or are a seasoned paddling pro, here are a few things you might not know about tripping on the Peace River in Northern Alberta:

1) It’s wild by nature- This very long river (1923 km) has relatively few road accesses and flows through a very low population region. That’s a win for those who don’t want to see people around every bend of the river.

2) Stop where you want – In average river flow times, there are unlimited take out possibilities for chilling, exploring or even overnights. Choose where creeks or tributaries empty into the river, or backwaters and islands.

3) It’s beginner friendly – With virtually no rapids and few hazards, beginners rapidly gain confidence and a sense of mastery!

4) You can leave the bug nets at home – If your paddling chops were steeped in Algonquin park, your dry bag will always contain the obligatory bug protection garb. Bring bug nets to the Peace if you want to, but they probably won’t come out of the bag (except maybe for the far northern reaches).

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