Sunday, September 24, 2017 is the 37th annual BC Rivers Day, a day held each year on the last Sunday of September to generate public awareness about, and appreciation for, British Columbia's waterways.
This year’s theme is the beaver, Canada's national symbol for more than 30 years, which was chosen to commemorate Canada's 150th anniversary. Did you know that beavers can stay underwater for 15 minutes without coming up for air?
Through Whistler2020 and our Official Community Plan, the Resort Municipality of Whistler has committed to protect local waterways, and uses beavers as an indicator to monitor the health of the community’s natural environment through its Ecosystem and Species Monitoring Program.
The RMOW encourages residents and visitors to safely enjoy Whistler’s waterways by using appropriate water equipment, abiding by all rules and posted signs, and never mixing water activities and alcohol. Waterways are vital components of our natural environment and our community’s mountain character – do your part to protect them by keeping waterways, shorelines and beach areas clean and free of litter and waste.
To celebrate BC Rivers Day, Backroads Whistler, Canadian Wilderness Adventures, and Whistler Eco Tours are offering discounts on lake rentals on September 24. Get out there and have fun!
Find more information about BC Rivers Day.
Top 3 Ways of Celebrating BC Rivers Day
- Get out on the water and enjoy a canoe or kayak rental or guided tour by local tour operators. Some local businesses offering discounts on September 24 include Backroads Whistler, Canadian Wilderness Adventures, and Whistler Eco Tours.
- Enjoy a riverside nature walk along the Train Wreck trail and check out the suspension bridge over the Cheakamus River.
- Organize a shoreline or beach area clean-up along one of Whistler’s lakes, creeks or rivers.