Paddlers must check-in prior to navigating the river. Please see instructions below.
Water Flow on the Kokish River
Estimated Total River Flow
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.
Each spring, we offer 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 designated, a paddling day may not be cancelled.
To request a designated paddling day, 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
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 am on a designated paddling day. Unless paddlers check-in, facility operations will not be altered.
2020 Paddling Days
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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.