Canoe Rates


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Bowron Lakes Circuit  Canoe Rentals

Circuit rate is for up to 8 days. Add $50 for each additional day.

Model
(details on page below)
Maker
Length
Persons
(max)
Circuit Rate
(8 days or less)
Clipper
20′
3-4
$380
Clipper
18’6″
3-4
$350
Hellman
18’6″
3-4
$350
Hellman
17’6″
2
$290
Clipper
17’6″
2
$260
Hellman
17’6″
2
$260
Clipper
17’2″
2
$260
Hellman
17’9″
2
$230
Old Town
17′.4″
2
$200
Old Town
17′
2
$160
Clipper
16’8″
2
$190
Clipper
15’6″
1
$200
Clipper
14′”
1
$200

 

Our Canoes

Mackenzie by Clipper
The 20 foot MACKENZIE will handle three adults, or two adults plus two children and 300 lbs. of cargo (1500 lbs with 8″ of freeboard). This canoe is surprisingly fast and responsive. There are bucket seats for bow and stern paddlers, a bench seat for middle paddlers.
Length: 20′  weight: 82 lbs.  material: kevlar  capacity: 1500 lbs.  Max 3-4 persons   expertise level: 2-3
Circuit Rate:  8 days or less $380 (CDN$)

Mackenzie by Clipper
The 18 1/2 foot MACKENZIE S offers excellent stability and performance. Load it up with camping gear and kids. Will carry 1400 lbs with 7″ of freeboard. Comes with bucket seats, adjustable stern footbrace, and sliding bow seat. Suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Length: 18’6″  weight: 70 lbs.  material: kevlar  capacity: 1500 lbs.  Max 3-4 persons   expertise level: 2-3
Circuit Rate:  8 days or less $350 (CDN$)

Cruiser by Hellman
The HELLMAN CRUISER is a high volume tripping canoe. Fast, stable, and designed to hold up to 3 or 4 people plus gear. This is an excellent choice for family trips.
Length: 18’6″  weight: 68 lbs.  material: duralite  Max 3-4 persons   expertise level: 2-3
Circuit Rate:  8 days or less $350 (CDN$)

Sprinter by Hellman
The SPRINTER is by far our fastest canoe. Best suited for paddlers with some experience. It has webbed seats.
Length: 17’6″  weight: 48 lbs.  material: duralite  capacity 900 lbs. Max 2 persons   expertise level: 2-3
Circuit Rate:  8 days or less $290 (CDN$)

Tripper by Clipper
Versatile, fast, stable and comfortable. The CLIPPER TRIPPER is the most popular canoe made in B.C. Best suited for paddlers with some experience. Bucket seats, adjustable bow seat. Footbrace for stern paddler.
Length: 17’6″  weight: 60 lbs.  material: kevlar  capacity: 800 lbs.  max 2 persons   expertise level: 2
Circuit Rate:  8 days or less $260 (CDN$)

Prospector by Hellman
The HELLMAN PROSPECTOR canoe is similar to a traditional Prospector except it is longer. It handles large waves and rapids and tracks very well. A good choice for any paddler. Webbed seats and foot brace.
Length: 17’6″  weight: 60 lbs.  material: duralite  capacity: 900 lbs.  max 2 persons   expertise level: 2-3
Circuit Rate:  8 days or less $260 (CDN$)

Prospector by Clipper
The CLIPPER PROSPECTOR canoe is very good for wilderness tripping. It has an excellent loading capacity and is very roomy. Beautiful style. Made for paddlers with some experience but forgiving so suitable for novice paddlers as well. It comes with webbed seats.
Length: 17’2″  weight: 68 lbs.  material: kevlar/duraflex  capacity: 1000 lbs.  max 2 persons   expertise level: 3
Circuit Rate:  8 days or less $260 (CDN$)

Slocan by Hellman
The Slocan is the perfect river tripping canoe. Its large load capacity of up to 1200 pounds gives you lots of free board even with a large load. With four inches of rocker the Slocan turns fast, surfs well, and is very dry in big waves. The Slocan also has lots of flare in the bow and stern ensuring a dry ride. All in all I think it is one of the best all-around tripping canoes on the market.
Length: 17’9″  weight: 62 lbs  material: Duralite  capacity: 1200 lbs  max 2 persons  expertise level: 3-4
Circuit Rate: 8 days or less $230 (CDN$)

Discovery 174 by Old Town
A DISCOVERY 174 is a good canoe for beginners. This canoe has a straight entry line and a flat bottom. It comes with rotomolded plastic seats.
Length: 17’4″  weight: 85 lbs.  material: ABS  capacity: 1100 lbs.  max 3 persons   expertise level: 4
Circuit Rate:  8 days or less $200 (CDN$)

Discovery 169 by Old Town
The DISCOVERY 169 is a traditionally styled canoe has moderate rocker and a flat bottom. Great initial stability, good carrying capacity. A fine beginner canoe.
Length: 17′  weight: 85 lbs.  material: ABS  capacity: 1100 lbs.  max 2 persons   expertise level: 4
Circuit Rate:  8 days or less $200 (CDN$)

Yukon by Clipper
The CLIPPER YUKON is a good beginner canoe. It comes with two bucket style seats. Roomy, stable, glides nicely, tracks well, and resists being blown around in the wind.
Length: 16’8″  weight: 72 lbs.  material: fibreglass  capacity: 900 lbs.  max 2 persons   expertise level: 3
Circuit Rate:  8 days or less $190 (CDN$)

Solitude by Clipper
A CLIPPER SOLITUDE is a great solo canoe for experienced paddlers. It is very fast and tracks well. Comes with a unique adjustable sliding bucket seat. This canoe will keep up with most tandem canoes.
Length: 15’6″  weight: 42 lbs.  material: kevlar  capacity: 700 lbs.  max 1 persons   expertise level: 2
Circuit Rate:  8 days or less $200 (CDN$)

Prospector Solo by Clipper
The Prospector 14′ is a solo canoe that is responsive and seaworthy in grade II and III whitewater. Like the larger Prospector, this model shares its classic design, grace on the water, and maneuverability.  Its shallow arch hull, 1 ½” of rocker, and the high chine provide a smooth and dry ride through rough water. D-rings mounted on the chine or gunnel will secure gear or float bags.
Length: 14′  weight: 42 lbs  material: kevlar  capacity: 700 lbs.  max 1 persons  expertise: 2
Circuit Rate: 8 days or less $200 (CDN$)

About Canoe Paddling Expertise Levels (from above):

Level 1: advanced

Level 2: good experience

Level 3: intermediate

Level 4: beginner, first time

All canoe rentals include:

  • 2 paddles and a spare
  • 2 life jackets (PFDs), bailer and sponge

Please note: based on the availability of some canoe models, we reserve the right to substitute your canoe preference with another canoe. On occasion, we may also recommend substitutions to match the experience level of paddlers for your safety and enjoyment.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Try our brand new boats every year!



Cariboo Falls Trip

Canoe Rentals

One 2-person canoe for 4 days, 3 nights:  $180 (CDN$)
One 3-person canoe for 4 days, 3 nights:  $350 (CDN$)
Includes PFD’s, paddles, bailer, sponge.
Add $50 for each additional day.
Add $30 for cart.

Prices subject to change without notice.


Boat Rentals & Accommodations

Our office is located at the lodge.  Pass the store building and drive right up to the lodge.  Opening hours 8:00am to 6:00pm. If you have rented from us, it is mandatory to come to the office first to sign in, see us and our staff, sign the waiver, sign the damage deposit, finalize your bill, etc.  We will have an answer for all the questions you may have and will show you the boats and hand out the equipment you rented for packing your things.  We also set up a time for the next morning.

Late Arrival

See our info case next the office for cabin location, camping, washhouse, etc.  Most likely your accommodations will be unlocked.  The “orientation” is at the BC Parks Registration Center, 2.5 kms down the road.

Returns

After paddling the lakes, you arrive at our beach.  A big sign, “Becker’s Landing” welcomes you.  To the left of the sign is the trail to the lodge/office.  You pick up your car keys, etc. and drive to the beach and load your personal stuff in your vehicle.  It is mandatory to clean our equipment.  Dirty equipment can’t be accepted.  Please don’t flip your boat in the water to clean it.  All the dirt will hang up in the gunnel.  Take a bailer or two of water and wipe out the boat with your sponge and bail out the dirty water.  Very simple.  Takes only a couple minutes.  Our canoe guide will pick up all our equipment afterwards unless different arrangements have been made (Circuit Economy – return everything to lodge, Cariboo Falls Package – return everything but boat to lodge)

Damage/Dirty/Lost Policy

All rental items, including boats, must be cleaned. If rental equipment is returned in damaged or dirty condition, the renter will be responsible for cleaning and repair costs. Shop rate of $60 per hour will be invoiced with a $20 minimum charge plus any parts or materials for cleaning or repair. Replacement cost for lost, stolen or destroyed rental equipment, including canoes, is at full retail value.

 


 

Canoeing Lessons

We offer a paddling course for beginners. Our certified canoe instructor will teach you the basic strokes before you start your journey. The course runs between 5:30pm and 7:30pm every day except Tuesday and Wednesday nights.  Cost is $30/hour, per person, paid directly to your instructor.