Canadian dollars sucks - have you considered rafting BC, Canada this year?
I just want to preface my statements by pointing out my intentions - this is not to benefit the economy of my home Province & Country - British Columbia, Canada necessarily (although it doesn't hurt?). More just to highlight an area you may have never rafted before with some new water out there for you to try & experience. Anyways....
The Canadian dollar absolutely sucks right now. In 2013 and for several years prior, the American & Canadian dollar were nearly at par give or take. The past year and a half the Canadian dollar has tanked slowly but surely. So right now the Canadian dollar is at 0.72. That means every $1 USD equals $1.38 Canadian roughly. Predictions are 2016 the dollar descrepency will stay at this level or get even worse apparently (which doesn't bode well for my upcoming Cataraft purchase in American dollars LOL). Anyways - hotels, campsite fees, gas, food - your dollar will go further in Canada more than likely. If you've been pondering a river trip or two up here, now is a good time. Just make sure you get some health insurance for if sh*t hits the fan.
If you want any info I'll do my best to help you with what I know/have heard as far as resources go and who I can put you in touch with. Obviously there are many others in here who have been up here or live here as well who will hopefully offer input.
You don't need no stinking permits either, last I checked.
Future owner of AIRE Wave Destroyer w/MadCatr Frame