River Rafting Trips & Inflatable Canoe Expeditions in Northern
British Columbia & Northwest Territories.
true wilderness, barely touched by man. Main Current Expeditions
offers you the adventure of a lifetime in the Northern Rockies of
British Columbia, Canada, a place we call our back yard and home.
owned and operated by brothers Kevin and Kelly Knight, Main Current
Expeditions is a small BC rafting and inflatable canoe guiding /
outfitters company. After years of experience and working for other
outfitters we decided that the area at home could offer adventurers
a unique experience and in 1995 started the process of opening the
area up to a commercial river rafting / guiding venture.
the only locally operated outfitter in the area has had it's challenges
but the pay off has been worth it, and we are proud to offer every
thing from one week getaways to three week river rafting expeditions
into some of the most untouched areas of northern British Columbia
and the Northwest Territories. Growing up in this area adds a very
personal touch to the river trips as Kevin and I will tell all the
local secrets and history of the area, with a little bribing perhaps.
Our commitment to your enjoyment, safety, and comfort on the journey
will ensure you a once in a life time experience, and I am sure
the memories of our guided rafting trips will be remembered for
years to come.
have very strong feelings for the protection of this area as anyone
has towards a special and beautiful area. Thus we have tried to
make a difference by becoming a Sierra Club International member
and involving ourselves with the ongoing protection of this and
contact us and tell us which of our guided rafting trips excites
the adventurer in you and we will be happy to talk to you about
your interests and will forward you a full color expedition brochure
or e-mail you info back.
to see you on the river.
Kelly and Kevin Knight. Owner / Operators.
As safety, and your enjoyment of the guided raft or canoe expedition,
is our priority we ensure this trust to you through continuing training
and ensuring our guides have current and top notch training and
experience in their field.
follows is a list of current training and experience held by our
Advanced wilderness first aid.
Swift water rescue technician.
leader license through BC provincial government.
and Rescue (SAR) training and current member.
Extensive experience in the areas of trips and multiple years
of expedition guiding experience.
in northeastern BC, where the boreal plains and plateaus meet the
mountains, lies the 4.4 million-hectare Muskwa - Kechika area. This
is one of the last true wilderness regions south of North America's
places in the world can match the significance of the Muskwa - Kechika
(pronounced musk-quah-ke-chee-kah). With its' raw untouched beauty,
thriving natural eco-system and abundant wildlife, the Muskwa -
Kechika has national, international and world importance.
a local and provincial planning process in Fort Nelson and Fort
St. John, the Muskwa - Kechika area was deemed unique and special.
A management plan was set in place to balance resource management
with conservation, making it an excellent example of how interests
that were once in competition have found a way to co-exist on the
land. An advisory board was appointed to advise government on management
of the area and that a special trust fund be created to support
special projects and planning initiation within the Muskwa - Kechika.
The Muskwa - Kechika is one of the most exceptional wilderness areas
in North America. It features mature and old growth forests, spectacular
geological formations: lakes, rivers and streams, waterfalls and
hot springs, sub alpine areas and major wetlands. It is home to
a huge variety of wilderness and wildlife. Much of the environmant
is ecologically sensitive and some of the wildlife is treatened
area supports the only plain bison population in the province and
also includes 3500 grizzly and black bear, as well as coyotes, wolves,
wolverines and cougars. Squirrel, mink, weasel, martin, lynx and
beaver are numerous. Upland game birds include the sharp-tailed,
ruffled and blue grouse and several species of ptarmigan.
extensive wetland areas provide habitat for the Canada and snow
goose, trumpeter swan and a variety of ducks including mallards,
blue wing teals and buffleheads. Many predator species are abundant
including the gyrfalcon, bald eagle, boreal owl and broad wing hawk.
The remoteness has restricted development of natural resources just
as it has preserved the wilderness. The Muskwa - Kechika has tremendous
cultural and heritage importance. Traditionally and for hundreds
of years, the land has been used by first nations for hunting, gathering
and fishing. There are a number of archaeological sites in the region.
It features a historic fur trading route with trapper cabin sites,
the remains of a Hudson's Bay trading post, a historic commercial
fishing site, an abandoned native village, pack trails and old wagon
trails enhance the richness and uniqueness of this area. By taking
into account the universal significance of this region that few
get to see, we can be proud of the role we are playing in preserving
wilderness and increasing protected areas such as the Muskwa - Kechika
in Northern British Columbia, Canada.
Box 37, Smithers,
250 877 2144 (For more info)
Call Toll Free:877 909 RAFT (7238)
guides & outfitters offering guided river rafting trips and
inflatable canoe expeditions in the BC Rockies, Northern British
Columbia and the Northwest Territories, Canada.
2007 Main Current Expeditions,
British Columbia, Canada