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White-Water Rafting Adventures in British Columbia Incl. Hotel Pick-Up

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Squamish … fueled by nature and an incredible destination for world-class Squamish rafting trips. And with a Certificate of Excellence and 5 star Traveler Rating from TripAdvisor, you know you’ll have a great time!

Whether you’re looking for a fun and relaxed trip with young kids and your family or a heart-pounding white water experience with your friends, look no further. See why every year thousands of visitors to Vancouver, Squamish, and Whistler take a white water rafting adventure. You’ll even be picked up at your hotel!

The Basics

Where: British Columbia
When: Summer and Winter 
What: River Rafting

Safety

All guides are fully certified to the highest standards of the British Columbia Rafting Outfitters Association (BCROA). Guides have extensive training in safety, first aid, risk and incident management and prevention. Also, a full safety briefing is given before your trip.

 

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Experience Packages

Squamish Scenic Twilight Float

from $74.99 per adult

Youth (5-16) price: $54.99
Available dates: Through Sep 29
Departure time: Between 6-7pm
Time on water: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Class 1 scenic interpretive float
Distance: 5km/3.1mi
Includes: Instruction & leadership from expert guides with outstanding local knowledge; Life jacket, splash jacket or
fleece upon request; Transportation to the river departing and returning at Squamish rafting base; On-river snack & refreshment
Minimum age:5 years old
Minimum weight: 50 lbs

As you travel the lower Squamish River, surrender to the relaxing flow of the water and take in the breathtaking scenery of the Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Enjoy an evening with your family, friends and nature during this idyllic scenic interpretive float and learn about the world renowned Squamish Valley and its local wildlife as dusk settles over the Coastal Mountains. Make sure to bring your camera along to capture photos and videos to make lasting memories of your adventure to share with your friends and family!

Family-Friendly Cheakamus Splash

from $109.99 per adult

Youth (5-16) price: $74.99
Available dates: Through Sep 29
Departure time: Between 9-11am
Time on water: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Class 1-2 rapids with some bumps & splashes
Distance: 10km/6.2mi
Includes: Complete rafting gear; Instruction & leadership from expert guides; Transportation to the river departing and returning at Squamish rafting base; On-river snack & refreshment; Not included: water bottle & snack for the bus ride.
Minimum age:5 years old
Minimum weight: 50 lbs

As you travel the glacier-fed Cheakamus River nestled in old growth forest, experience the excitement of the gentle rapids and see a variety of birds, wildlife, waterfalls, and the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Reconnect with your family, friends and nature during this scenic rafting trip and learn about the Squamish First Nations history of the area. Discover your sense of adventure and love of the outdoors on this fun and memorable day on the river. At the end of your trip, you will have the option to capture lasting memories of your adventure by purchasing a photo or video media package to show your friends and family!

Winter Eagle Viewing Float

from $119.99 per adult

Youth (5-16) price: $83.99
Available dates: Nov. 15 – Feb. 28
Departure time: 11:30am
Time on water: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Class 1 scenic wildlife float
Distance: 10km/6.2mi
Includes: Instruction & leadership from expert guides with outstanding local knowledge; Life-jacket, plus rain jacket and boots upon request; Transportation to the river departing and returning at a Squamish rafting base; Warm beverage & hearty apres-float meal.
Minimum age:5 years old
Minimum weight: 50 lbs

Wrap up warm, grab your camera, and embark on this unique journey to view the spectacular bald eagles that gather in the Brackendale area of Squamish, British Columbia, every year. As you travel the lower Cheakamus and Squamish Rivers, observe, photograph and learn about the local population of wintering eagles as our expert guides share their knowledge of the bald eagles, local area, river features, flora and fauna with you. Don’t forget to take in the breathtaking scenery of the Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Finish your float tour with a hearty meal at our favorite local restaurant!

Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator

from $159.99 per adult

Youth (13-16) price: $139.99
Available dates: Through Sep 29
Departure time: 9am or 1pm (Sundays only: 11am instead of 9am)
Time on water: 3 hours
Difficulty: Class 3-4 rapids with some class 1-2 rapids on the Elaho & Squamish Rivers
Distance: 20km/12.4mi
Includes: Complete rafting gear; Instruction & leadership from expert guides; Transportation to the river departing and returning at a Squamish rafting base; On-river snack & refreshment; Not included – bring a water bottle & snack for the bus ride.
Minimum age:13 years old
Minimum weight: 90 lbs

Your courage will be tested as you travel through the mighty Cheeseball rapids, followed by the infamous “Devil’s Elbow” section. Water levels permitting, you’ll have the chance to swim through rapids before stopping for a riverside snack to take in the beauty of the Coast Mountains. Back on board, you’ll have a chance to showcase your sense of balance in some amusing challenges before facing the crashing waves of the Steamroller and a one-two punch combination from the Mike Tyson rapids. At the end of your trip, you will have the option to capture lasting memories of your adventure by purchasing a photo or video media package to show your friends and family!

Cheakamus Splash & Gondola Combo

from $189.99 per adult

Youth (5-16) price: $139.99
Available dates: Through Sep 29
Departure time: 7:25am (Sundays only: 9:25am)
Time on water: 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Class 1-2 rapids with some bumps & splashes on the Cheakamus River
Distance: 10km/6.2mi
Includes: Complete rafting gear; Instruction & leadership from expert guides; Round-trip transportation from Vancouver to the rafting base, the river, and the Sea-to-Sky Gondola; On-river snack & refreshment; One lift ticket per person to the Sea-to-Sky Gondola
Minimum age:5 years old
Minimum weight: 50 lbs

Leave the city behind aboard our Vancouver shuttle, and take in the views along the famously scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway en route to a Squamish rafting resort to begin your journey on the Cheakamus River.

As you raft down the glacier-fed Cheakamus River surrounded by old growth forest, experience the excitement of gentle rapids and see a variety of birds, wildlife, waterfalls, and the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia. At the same time, learn about the intriguing Squamish First Nations, a key part of the history of the area.

When your river journey ends, return to a fully-equipped rafting base to change back into your own clothes, and enjoy the facilities at a resort including a full service restaurant and awesome fully-licensed outdoor patio area where you will have the option to capture lasting memories of your adventure with a photo or video media package to show your friends and family!

Back aboard the shuttle, head to the Sea-to-Sky Gondola to begin your adventure in the mountains with a 10-minute ride to the top at 885m (2900 feet) above sea level. The ride up provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, the majestic coastal forest and surrounding mountains. Once at the top, many other adventures await. Access a wide array of outdoor experiences including two different interpretive loop walking trails with cantilevered viewing platforms, the spectacular Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, numerous hiking trails, and much more. After saying goodbye, hop back onto the shuttle to head home back to Vancouver.

2-Day Wilderness Expedition

from $399.99 per adult

Youth (13-16) price: $399.99
Available dates: June 15, June 30, July 13, July 21, July 31, August 8, August 14, August 24
Departure time: 12pm
Time on water: 2 hours
Difficulty: Class 3-4 rapids with some class 1-2 rapids on the Elaho & Squamish Rivers
Distance: 32km/19.9mi
Includes: Complete rafting gear; Instruction & leadership from expert guides; Transportation to the river departing and returning at a Squamish rafting base; On-river snack & refreshment, dinner and breakfast; Not included – bring a water bottle & snack for the bus ride.
Minimum age:13 years old
Minimum weight: 90 lbs

On this exclusive and unique adventure, experience luxury camping surrounded by the extraordinary views of the Tantalus Mountain Range with its glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and abundant wildlife.
On DAY ONE, take the route conquered by our Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator rafters where your courage will be tested as you travel through the mighty Cheeseball rapids, followed by the infamous “Devil’s Elbow” section. Showcase your sense of balance in some amusing challenges and games before facing the crashing waves of the Steamroller and a one-two punch combination from the Mike Tyson rapids. Your journey will then continue for a few more kilometers downriver until you reach the remote wilderness camp area. Feel the magic as you step off your boat and take in the majestic setting where hors d’oeuvres and refreshments await. Spend the evening at the campsite complete with sandy beach, a scrumptious salmon dinner, freshly made dessert and stunning views around the campfire.
On DAY TWO, awake to the sound of the river, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a delicious breakfast. Marvel at nature’s powers and many wonders which help you disconnect from the city which lies only an hour away! Back on board, enjoy a serene and gentler float down the calm waters of the Squamish River while admiring the spectacular sights the river valley has to offer. At the end of your trip, you will have the option to capture lasting memories of your adventure by purchasing a photo or video media package to show your friends and family!

Q&A

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Q: What should I wear on the trip?
A: Wear clothing appropriate for the weather that day. For rafting wear a bathing suit or swim shorts under the wetsuit you’ll be provided. Some people wear a layer of polypropylene long underwear, polar fleece, or a thin wool sweater under their wetsuit. This is entirely optional, though a good idea for anyone who may get chilled easily or during cooler temperatures. Do not wear cotton while rafting as it retains cold against your body. You will get wet, so bring a towel and dry set of clothes to change into after the trip. Also bring a plastic bag in which to put your wet clothes into.

Q: What is provided?
A: A full farmer john wetsuit, a wetsuit jacket, booties for your feet, a helmet and life jacket. Spray jackets are also available upon request. If included in your trip, midway down the river we will offer a light snack consisting of a CLIF bar and iced tea or hot chocolate (on colder days).

Q: What if I need a ride to the rafting base?
A: Round-trip transportation is provided from your choice of downtown Vancouver or Whistler. Simply let us know if you need transportation to the rafting base when you make your reservation. You may also want to consider renting a car to allow you more flexibility to explore the many attractions in the area after your rafting adventure. Prices may vary based on pick-up location.

Q: Can I bring a camera with me?
A: This is NOT recommended as there is high potential for your camera to get wet or damaged. There is also nowhere to store your camera on the raft or on your body. If you must bring a camera we recommend a disposable water proof version so if you lose it or break it you won’t be devastated!

A photographer will follow you down the river as you raft, taking high resolution action shots of your trip. You can purchase the photos at the end of the trip for $55 + tax. The USB stick we’ll give you is completely transferable among your entire group and they are the best photos you could possibly get of your rafting adventure.

Q: How many people fit in one raft?
A: Up to 8 people per raft plus 1 guide.

Q: Will my group be together in one raft?
A: There’s no guarantee your group will all be placed in the same raft. 

Q: If it’s raining will the trip still run?
A: Trips run rain or shine. If the forces of Mother Nature are too great making the river conditions unsafe to raft, the trip may be cancelled. Your adventure would then be rebooked or a full refund issued.

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Terms & Conditions

Most packages have departures from Whistler and/or Vancouver for the same price or just slightly more. Rates do not include the CAD$5 regulatory rafting fee (per person) and 5% GST tax. All rates are in Canadian dollars. Everyone must sign a waiver. Those under 19 require a parent/guardian signature. Free parking is available for all rafters at the rafting base. Refunds will not be given for cancellations made within 7 days of your departure date. For bookings made outside of 7 days prior to departure, a river rafting cancellation refund guarantee can be purchased at time of booking for $10 + tax per person. This guarantee allows you to cancel your rafting trip up to 24 hours in advance of your departure and still receive a full refund. Without the rafting cancellation refund guarantee this adventure is non-refundable within 7 days of departure, 2 weeks non-refundable for group bookings of 10 or more people. We strongly encourage you to NOT participate in the on-river portion of the trip if you do not feel comfortable doing so at any time prior to departure, or even during the trip itself. A refund is available if you choose at any time to not participate or continue on the trip. Although injuries and fatalities in rafting are rare, they do occur. River conditions can change unexpectedly and very dangerous situations can arise quickly, putting you at personal risk. We recommend that you purchase insurance. Custom group departure dates and times are also available. Please contact us to arrange a custom tour for your group.

 

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