Explore one of the Last Wild Rivers in British Columbia

Lower Stikine River Expedition

Paddle down one of the last wild rivers in Canada, and experience awesome in the true sense of the word with the vast wilderness, flat, but fast flowing mighty river respected and remote and away from the hustle of many other river trips.

About the River

Feel the call of the wild. Explore northern BC to Alaska, USA over 2 weeks of paddling and reconnecting with your surroundings, yourself and your company in a remote, wilderness expedition canoe mission on the Lower Stikine River.​

It is known as the ‘Great River’ by the native Tlingit people and part of it is thought of as the Grand Canyon of Canada.

The river is one of the fastest flowing in North America and begins in Northern British Columbia and outlets in Alaska.

It is a wild river, approximately 610km long, and has class 5 rapids. The river has abundant wildlife, outstanding views of varying landscapes, hot springs, and hundreds of glaciers along its meandering path.

The Stikine River is thought to be one of the most diverse and dramatic canoeable rivers on the West Coast and is one of the last genuine wild rivers in British Columbia.

Flexpeditions offers you the chance to explore the lower portion of the Stikine river on a 2-week long canoe expedition.

We will begin in the arid and warm climate of the Cassier Mountains around Telegraph Creek and then canoe into the coastal rainforest of the Coastal Mountains and eventually arrive close to Wrangell, Alaska on the Pacific Coast.

This expedition is an all-inclusive, fully catered, outfitted and guided moving water, wilderness canoe trip.

For bookings and more info, click here to contact us.

Key Information

Launch Dates:

Aug 31- Sept 11. 2022

$7500 + GST / person

Start point: Telegraph Creek, Northern BC
Finish point: Wrangell Island, Alaska

Days: 12 days

Ages: 16+ (parental consent required for anyone 19 & below)

Skill level: Beginner, but intermediate preferred

Trip size: 6 guests per trip

Trip Details


Previous canoe experience is necessary. Intermediate paddlers preferred but you can be a novice paddler. On some days you will be paddling up to 6 hours a day. Please give us a call on +1 (866) 929-3539 if you’re unsure as to your canoeing ability. 

This is a physically demanding trip in terms of days and remoteness. The water it not technical, but it is fast moving water.

Some wilderness tripping or camping skills preferred. A positive mindset is compulsory. 

Transportation Info

The canoe launch point is at Telegraph Creek, BC. You can either make your own way there or fly to Prince Rupert. We have a shuttle that will collect you from the airport in Prince Rupert and drive you to Telegraph Creek. 

We canoe down from Telegraph Creek, down the Lower Stikine River to Wrangell in Alaska. We will then take a ferry on the Pacific Ocean from Wrangell, Alaska, USA to Prince Rupert, BC, Canada. 

Photo Gallery

Trip Diaries

In the summer of 2016 we sent a group of people to Northern British Columbia to explore the Lower Stikine River. 

For them, it was a trip of a lifetime and one they will always remember. You can read about their Trip Diary here

Our 2016 video was produced by Jack Ryan. 

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