Unlikely Paddlefest

"Come for the experience, return for the memories"

Likely, British Columbia is set amongst some of the most beautiful terrain in western Canada and is the gateway to the Quesnel river with an abundance of exciting rapids and exhilarating surroundings. 

On the third weekend of September for the past 25 years a large contingent of outdoors loving river runners have congregated to tuck away the stress of modern day life and get back to our passions.

Great People - Great Adventures - Great Memories

On this the 25th anniversary of the Unlikely Paddlefest we will be raising funds to construct a gazebo as a central meeting point and lasting gift back to the town of Likely for welcoming us in to the community each year

We welcome you to join in the festivities, fundraising and passion that drives this gathering each year.


Likely, BC

Remote is a understatement

Don't rely on a app to get you there!

Take BC-97 North to Horsefly - Likely rd    

Right on Horsefly - Likely rd                          

Left on Likely rd and follow for 71 KM         


Quesnel Forks, a riverside gem

Bring all your supplies, we mean everything!

Follow Likely rd/Keithley creek rd 800m      

Left on Rosette Lake rd 5.6km                      

Slight left onto Quesnel river rd 5.7km


Daytime Adventures

On the rivers

Paddlefest is about getting wet on the local rivers

We suggest bringing your own gear, sense of adventure and enthusiasm.

Typically groups will bring there own rafts and kayaks for these exciting rapids but we do try and get everyone down the river, its just best to organize that via our facebook page beforehand.


Evening Entertainment

At the campground

Each evening we gather to celebrate the days adventures, meet new friends and enjoy our lifestyle.

With the addition of the gazebo we will add a central gathering point for live entertainment, dinners and socializing.