July 15, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Mount Robson, River Rafting
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Not much can match the thrill and intensity of feeling the power of the Fraser River beneath you as you rush past its banks and over its rapids. Friends and I drove the Yellowhead highway east of Prince George and enjoyed the lush green landscape from which slowly arose the Rocky Mountains and magnificent Mount Robson. At the base of this geographical giant we entered the Fraser River. My teeth were chattering with fright but once I heard the confidence of our guide's voice as he commanded us to paddle and we rushed safely across the raging water my fear changed to adrenaline and excitement. We learned the names and history of rapids as we traversed them. About half way through the trip we portaged around Reargard falls and got to enjoy its beauty from the banks. The trip was just one treat after another ending with a voluntary dip in the chilling Fraser waters.