Expanded Jordan River Festival offers four days of kayak events Aug. 10–13

The Jordan River Festival has expanded this year from an informal gathering of Pacific Northwest paddlers to a four-day festival with more for paddlers and spectators. We interview kayakers and event organizers Katrina Van Wijk and Koby Trinker about the 2017 event.

The starting point of the Jordan River race is the popular spot to watch the event. It's accessible by a short, easy hike. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer

This year, the annual Jordan River Race has been expanded into a four-day festival including a social film night, a ball race on the town portion of the Illecillewaet River, kayak clinics, social events and the classic two-person race down the Jordan River.

In the live interview below, we spoke with organizers Katrina Van Wijk and Koby Trinker about the event this year.

For more details on the event, see the link to the Revelstoke Mountaineer events page below.

Jordan River Festival

Kayakers scout out the lower section of the Jordan River during the 2016 race. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer
Kayakers take out at the bottom of the Jordan River Race in 2016. Photo: Aaron Orlando/Revelstoke Mountaineer



Aaron Orlando is the creative director of revelstokemountaineer.com and the Revelstoke Mountaineer Magazine. Call or text Aaron at 250-814-8710