The new waterproof Elk River Map and Guide. Submitted photo

The Elk River Alliance has released their first ever Elk River Map and Guide

A waterproof guide to public access points, safe sections, fishing tips and regulations.

This ultimate guide to touring the Elk River has been created with the help of local fishers, municipal planners, tourism professionals, river guides and paddlers.

The Map will feature public access points, recommendations for sections of the river that are safe to travel on, natural and cultural information about the river, and easy to understand fishing tips and regulations.

“(The) Elk River Alliance (ERA) surveyed our partners in the winter to see what they wanted to include in the map and guide,” said ERA executive director, Lee-Anne Walker. “They also said what to leave out, like favourite fishing holes!”

The Elk River Map and Guide is waterproof, and has been created to last for years of adventuring. It will be sold across the Elk Valley, wherever fishing licenses are sold, the Visitor Centre, participating businesses, as well as at the Elk River Alliance office, for a universal cost of $10.

Revenue generated from the sale of the new guide will support river conservation activities in the watershed, as well as help with the cost of reprinting.

Also launching is the Elk River Geocache, an electronic app which people can use to search for 14 Elk River Geocaches from the headwaters at Elk Lakes Provincial Park, to the mouth at Lake Koocanusa. If individudals solve puzzles with clues from each site, they can enter to win prizes on BC Rivers Day at the end of September. Find out more about the app at Elkriveralliance.ca/geocache.

“The Geocache is a fun, family-friendly summer activity outdoors for locals and visitors alike,” said Walker. “We want to see people connecting with their watershed in a safe and sustainable manner.”

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