Paddling Adventures

These durable, spiral bound 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11 in) Mapbooks show you countless paddling lakes, rivers and creeks in a particular region or province, complete with notable features such as campsites and boat launches, plus bays, fjords, inlets and passages in coastal areas. These maps also show you portages with marked distances, plus natural features including rapids, waterfalls and wetlands. Industry-leading road and trail coverage shows you exactly how to get to your put-in or take-out location.

Most of the paddling routes shown on the maps are supplemented with detailed written descriptions compiled by our team of outdoor writers and researchers. These descriptions include information on lake, river and ocean routes, route length, difficulty, portages, access points, put-ins and take-outs, highlights and more. In the descriptions, we use a modified version of the International scale to grade rivers, where overall paddle is the grade of the river and class refers to the difficulty of specific features.


St. Leon Creek (Map 27/D5–E6)
St. Leon is a steep, low-volume creek that drains into Upper Arrow Lake to the south of the Galena Bay Ferry. The best time to run the creek is in late June/early July. It features Class V rapids and takes 2–3 hours to complete. Due to private property, access to the creek is from the north side using the Halfway River Forest Service Road. Take the first right after about 1 km follow this for 3 km, then look for an old spur road on your right shortly after a clear cut. The path to the creek is flagged. The take-out access is at the Highway 23 Bridge over the river just before it pours into Upper Arrow Lake.