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For an extreme kayak adventure, paddle the famous Skookumchuck Rapids in Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park (env.gov.bc.ca) on BC’s Sunshine Coast. But kayaking or surfing the tidal whitecaps and whirlpools at high tide is for experienced paddlers only; up to 200 billion gallons of tidal force surge through the narrows between Sechelt and Jervis Inlet at over 30 kilometres an hour, whipping the tides up to three metres high.
Whitewater kayakers will find Class IV challenges on a Yukon kayak adventure (travelyukon.com) on the Tatshenshini, Tutshi and Alsek rivers. Whitewater paddling in Canada can be found pretty much all across the country in places like Thunder Bay and Ottawa, ON, Saskatoon, SK, and Slave River, AB.