Our counsel? Get into the West Canada as often as you can. Whether fishing, kayaking or tubing, time spent in the West Canada always rewards openhandedly.
Hear the many songs it sings as it rounds its serpentine bends. Listen to the whisper of slow moving water gliding through deep pools, the chirping ripple of sparkling shallows, the rush and pound of strong rapids. Each has a musical voice lovely to the ear.
Open your senses to the West Canada’s caress. Move though a shady overhang of fragrant firs and tingle with delicious goosebumps. Then find yourself warmed by brilliant sunshine blanketing your skin like a hot towel after a cold shower. And dance with the swirl and roll of boisterous rapids where large boulders defy the waters.
Share the joy of each moment with those you came with and folks you meet along the way. Most especially, be aware of your kinship with our fellow species - with darting songbirds, hovering dragonflies, busy waterfowl, elegant trout and deer bending to drink - all will let you pass as naturally as though you are just another floating leaf.
It feels so good to be a floating leaf and, amazingly, these moments are memories that last forever.