Smithers Whitewater Club


The Bulkley Valley Kayak and Canoe Club has been active since the 1980s when it was founded to secure and maintain access to Tatlow Falls, a unique ‘park and play’ surf wave on the Bulkley River near Smithers. Since then, our membership has grown to include a wide variety of people who all share a passion for exploring the unique whitewater opportunities in the Bulkley Valley. Our mission is to promote safe and responsible non-motorized river recreation, and also continued access to the various sections of river that are enjoyed by paddlers in the Bulkley Valley.

Our Mission

"To promote safe whitewater paddling, advocate for access to area waterways, reduce barriers to entry for river sports, and to maintain access to Tatlow Falls."


Check here for upcoming sessions, river trips,  and other club events!


Our club is supported by memberships, allowing us to maintain access to Tatlow Falls, organize trips, and continue to advocate for safe, fun river access for all. 

For more information, see our Memberships page.