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River SUP on the Similkameen – Keremeos, BC

Short SUP Stories from South Western BC.  Back in 2010, we took a flash trip to Keremeos to check out the Similkameen River in late August and discovered a pretty sweet SUP spot.  After failed attempts to find the town’s quasi Taxi driver, we met up with ‘Wild’ Baker Bill who helped us shuttle the car to our drop point at the Chopaka bridge, 13.5 miles South of the town.  The parched hillsides, fast moving current, and wildlife made us feel like we were back in the Wild West

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BC River SUP – Return of the Chucks

May showers bring spring flowers…. and high water on BC’s network of rivers and creeks.  Back in the pioneering days of SUP in BC (May 2010),  five Stand Up Paddleboarders, along with Carl Jacks our River Guide and Whitwater icon, geared up to take on the Skookumchuck rapids near Mabel Lake.  Will 2015 now be the break-out year for River SUP in BC?  Read more: BC River SUP – Return of the Chucks

Getting Started: The Basics of Stand Up Paddle

Thinking about getting into the standup this year?  The Okanagan has developed into one of Canada’s top destinations for the sport so you’ll be in good company.  By now you will have visited a plethora of websites, each with a different way of presenting the sport and its benefits. As the sport develops, the boards have become more specialized so this can serve as a starting point to help you decide which board (or type of paddling) is right for you.  If you’re thinking about purchasing a board and had some questions, keep reading to find out more about the sport and how to choose the right equipment. Read more: Getting Started: The Basics of Stand Up Paddle