Kokish River: Recreational &
Safety Information

Water Flow on the Kokish River

Estimated Total River Flow

m3/s
Pacific time
Due to plant operations, the flow downstream of the intake could be less than estimated.

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 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.

REQUESTS

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

CHECK-IN

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

Designated paddling day

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 Kokish Hydro
& 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.