BC Whitewater Society

Advocating for publicly accessible, free flowing rivers in British Columbia.



Our Mission

BC Whitewater is a non-profit whose goal is to provide a unified voice for whitewater paddlers in British Columbia, advocating for publicly accessible, free flowing rivers and speaking in support of river conservation. Our belief is that rivers should be  publicly accessible and free flowing, and it's worth the fight to keep them that way!


Our History

BC Whitewater was founded in 2018 to address  issues of river access and conservation on behalf of the recreational whitewater community.  Our online guidebook has been an ongoing project for the last 10 years, and we hope to leverage that experience into creating a loud, effective voice for river users throughout BC.


BC Whitewater Ambassadors

Our BC Whitewater Ambassadors are the foundation of our organization, acting as regional representatives working on issues that affect their specific areas.  We are looking for volunteers from all areas of British Columbia to act as Ambassadors.  Please reach out if you'd like to help.

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Current Issues In British Columbia

Mamquam Falls


Access to Mamquam Falls in Squamish is under threat by the proposed development of a tourist attraction in the canyon.  Both physical barriers and liability concerns could restrict access to the water.

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Puntledge River


Access to the Puntledge River on Vancouver Island is closed due to a dispute between a real estate developer and  the Comox Valley Regional District.

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Help Our Cause

Your contribution will enable us to make sure the rivers of BC stay accessible and free for everyone.  Every little bit counts!

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