The Cowichan, the Fraser and the Kicking Horse have been long recognized as Canadian Heritage Rivers.

The Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS) is Canada’s national program for recognizing, celebrating and conserving the natural, cultural and recreational values of 41 rivers across Canada.

These three BC rivers have recently been added to the POTA system by the VE7 mapping lead.

This is good news for Parks On The Air operators as it means easier access to great operating locations. The increased potential for concurrent activations will make POTA Rover awards a tiny bit easier to achieve.

POTA rules state that you must be within 30.5m (100’) of the river to activate it.

Check out the new additions:

Cowichan River National Heritage Area CA-6131

Fraser River National Heritage Area CA-6132

Kicking Horse River National Heritage Area CA-6133