High on the Mountain Top
Join Date: May 2006
Location: in the valley, BC, Canada.
Interest: Spending time with my man and family, relaxing with good friends and good food, hiking, paddling,
We've paddled in a canoe from Yale to the Agassiz bridge and then from Chilliwack to the Mission Bridge. It's big water with fast and tricky sections - large whirlpools, etc. I have been told that there a some large standing waves at the Harrison River confluence and if you paddle through there you want to be on river left. Headwind can often be a problem on the Fraser as well.
You definitely would not want to be paddling it now with all the debris floating downstream. I would wait until the water levels lower, probably later in the summer or in the fall. The Dogwood Canoe Club usually paddle this section around Easter, before the spring run-off starts. I think the Dogwood Club takes a long weekend to travel from Hope to the Mission Bridge.
For your put in there is access to the Fraser River along Wardle Street in Hope.