Nimpkish Whitewater River Rating
The largest river on the Vancouver Island, the Nimpkish River offers majestic river scenery and whitewater adventure for all rafting enthusiasts. The lower Nimpkish River sports easier level rapids, teamed with some outstanding wildlife viewing. This pristine wilderness is also the home to many wild beasts — black bear, cougar, elk and deer. At the riverside, you can come across some birds, especially eagles, too.
To make the best of the trip, you can bring many variations in your tour by indulging yourself into some other exhilarating ventures as well such as swimming, caving and even camping, along with whitewater rafting. As the lower reaches of the river sports rapids of Class II, rafting along the waters is rather easier here. However, in the Upper Nimpkish River, the river posses a challenge to the rafters as the rapids turn tougher by rising to the Class IV level. The rafting tour starts at the Duncan Pool giving all the rafters the cold chill of the water. Next to this, the raft will run towards the Ledge, Upper Grotto, Lower Grotto, Little Rock Garden, Rock garden and Twisted Sisters. Some more rapids in the tour include Champagne Rock and Woss Falls.
The river winds along a vast stretch of forest, allowing the rafters ample opportunity to relax and enjoy watching the abundant wildlife and the amazing scenery unfolding around them. Once on an expedition down the River Nimpkish, you can paddle along the stunning limestone canyons. What’s more, you can make some more inclusions in your trip too such as cliff jumping and river kayaking. To partake in the tour, the participant must be at least 8 years, if the rapid is of Class II level and minimum of 14 years when the rapids are of Class IV level.