& Safety Information

Water Flow on the Kokish River

Estimated Total River Flow

Pacific time
Due to plant operations, the flow downstream of the intake could be less than estimated.

Source was last modified: June 20 2024 16:00:15. (Pacific Time)

Water Safety

The natural level of the Kokish River can fluctuate rapidly with changes in temperature and precipitation. Exercise caution in and near the water and always wear your life jacket.

Always call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Paddling Information

Each spring, we offer recreationalists to book up to four designated paddling days on the Kokish River during a five-week period starting on Victoria Day weekend. On those days, the river will run at natural flows between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Once booked, a paddling day may not be cancelled.


To request a designated paddling day, the recreational user must contact the Paddler Reservation Line before 4 p.m. on the Friday preceding an available paddling day.

Paddle Day Requests: 1-250-928-3192 or 1-819-561-8707


A telephone with a direct line labelled “Paddlers” is provided at the powerhouse gate. The powerhouse is located near the Kokish River.

Paddlers must check-in by 10 a.m. on a designated paddling day. Unless paddlers check-in, facility operations will not be altered.

2024 Paddling Days

Designated paddling day
Designated paddling day - Booked

About Evolugen

Evolugen, a member of the Brookfield Renewable family, produces clean, renewable energy through its portfolio of 36 hydro and wind facilities across Canada, powering homes and businesses across the country. Beyond the clean energy we produce, we look to have a positive social and environmental impact on the communities and ecosystems in which we operate.

Taking a holistic and sustainable approach is imperative because, to us, the way we operate is just as important as the clean, renewable power we produce.

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About the Kokish Hydro Project & Kwagis Power

Kokish Hydro, run-of-river hydropower facility, is owned and operated by Kwagis Power, a partnership between Brookfield Renewable Partners and the ‘Namgis First Nations. Commissioned in 2014, Kokish has an installed capacity of 45 MW, generating enough clean renewable energy to power 13,000 homes annually.

This award-winning facility is equipped with fish ladder and screens, protecting and enhancing the biodiversity of the Kokish River.