Most of the kayaking videos we see focus solely on the action side of things. This edit from Zac Ruttiman also gives us the lifestyle perspective. I love it.
A view into the lifestyle side of a kayak trip. Come for a ride down the Grand Canyon of the Chlore near Terrace, B.C. and meet some of the people who love to kayak. This video won the Lifestyle Category in the 2015 Aquabatics Film Competition. Enjoy.
Clearwater is a small little town in British Columbia that has a lot to offer for whitewater. It offers a range of sections that can accommodate anyone in the paddling community, whether you’re looking for some big class V or some easy class II.
John Nestler has recently released a film about a self-supported IK (inflatable kayak) expedition down the Tatshenshini & Alsek Rivers, which flow through the Yukon, BC, and Alaska.
John has kindly submitted his edit for all readers of Unsponsored to see. Enjoy!
Grand Canyon of the Clore in beautiful BC. Super amazing fly-in multiday out of Smithers into Bernie Lake where you start your descent, awesome!
Part Two: Journey To The Stikine And The Sacred Headwaters from the Mountain Mid Collective.
Part two of the Journey to the Stikine and the Sacred Headwaters tells the story of the team’s decision to run the notorious Site Zed rapid. Site Zed has only been run a handful of times since the first descent by Ben Marr in 2012. The rapid begins at the same place that BC Hydro planned to build one of two mega-dams on the Stikine that would have flood the entire canyon above. After their portagless descent of the Stikine, the crew returns to learn more about the fight to save the Stikine and Sacred Headwaters from a massive mine that poses extreme environmental risks to the surrounding environment and rivers.
Another great edit from the guys at the Mountain Mind Collective.
The Stikine is a world renowned river in the northwest corner of British Columbia. It is known for its big-volume class V whitewater in one of the most committing canyons in the world. Kayakers travel from afar every year to navigate the depths of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, but few know of the fight to protect its vast watershed from industrial development. From mega-dams, to massive open-pit mines, the Stikine and its sister rivers, the Skeena and the Nass, are under threat. This is the story of paddling the Stikine River, and learning about the fight to protect the Sacred Headwaters, the source of the Stikine, Skeena and Nass Rivers.
Louise Fingleton traveled out to BC earlier this year for some sweet whitewater action. This short edit gives just a little bit of insight into summer 2014 in BC. Continue reading
Super satisfying day out on the Williams in Terrace, cut a gnarly log out of one of our favourite rapids…. then we all sent a high water lap to appreciate our handy work! Continue reading
Having just spent a week in the wilds of BC being keen to giver we give you a little flavor of the BC goods! This video features Rogers and Upper Cheakamus. Upper Cheak is just outside of Whistler and Rogers is up near Lillolet Lake. The Upper Cheak is a staple run of the Whistler crew as it runs for some time throughout the year. Rogers has a small window of being in and if the triple drop is stomping high you are in for a real rowdy time. Welcome to BC as it PROVIDES!
$oul Rich- Part One “BC Provides” from Paul Butler on Vimeo.
Made in Canada Episode 4 | The Ashlu from NRS Films on Vimeo.
Living in Vancouver, British Columbia allows kayaker and chemist Steve Arns to pursue his career and his sport with equal passion. When work is done, Steve loads up his kayak, leaves the city and heads to the river. Join Steve and his friends as they shred the Box Canyon of the Ashlu, a Class V kayaking classic right out Vancouver’s back door.
Whistler is probably best known for its superb Mountain biking and ski runs. But there is so much more to the BC town.
Richard Kimble shows us just a small part of what the Whistler area can offer a kayaker.
Summer life as a Whistler local from Richard Kemble on Vimeo.
In 2008 I spent a few weeks in British Columbia, Alberta and Vancouver Island. Quite simply it’s an awesome place in every sense of the word.
This video from Raphaël Boudreault-Simard and Gabriel Côté-Valiquette is well worth watching.
Wet Winter on Vancouver Island from Quebec Connection on Vimeo.