The Stikine River

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The Stikine River

A narrow, rugged shoreline and surrounding mountains and glaciers characterize the beautiful, wild Stikine River, which begins in the high peaks of interior British Columbia and ends some 400 miles in a delta called the Stikine Flats, just north of Wrangell. The Stikine is North America’s fastest navigable river, and its most spectacular sight is the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, a steep-walled gorge where violently churning white water makes river travel almost impossible (the rapids are graded V+ and considered the Mt Everest of kayaking). John Muir called this stretch of the Stikine ‘a Yosemite 100 miles long.’


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