The coast is perhaps the present day Mecca for steep creeking in Western Canada. The Coastal Ranges typically feature huge snowpacks which can provide water well into the shoulder seasons, especially when combined with frequent rain. Many runs feature granite and its metamorphosed counterparts allowing for bedrock canyons, waterfalls, a little bit of everything. Certainly a major contrast to the Rockies character you find further inland. Logging is a major industry in this part of BC and wilderness and industry don't seem to be as mutually exclusive. As a result, paddlers are offered access into drainages that would otherwise be to remote. There are numerous well known runs, but certainly still some great opportunities to explore. Do to the huge snowpacks, glaciers, and rains, rivers in the Coastal ranges can reach raging torrent status from time to time. During these flood events the rivers can really change, shifting massive boulders, flushing debris away to expose bedrock, and by carving new channels. As with elsewhere in BC, watch for logs.