June 30, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
McBride, River Rafting
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Located approximately 270 km out of Prince George is the beginning point of an awesome adventure through rapids with Mount Robson Whitewater Rafting Company. As part of a familiarization tour, myself and a a few coworkers headed out for a day of whitewater rafting and took the Fraser River Whitewater Raft tour, which is about 14 km long. At the beginning, we had an easy float, class 1 rapids that were the main grounds for testing out paddling and learning the techniques to being the most effective float on the river! We then entered some class 2 rapids that started to get the rafters wet and prepared for the class 3 rapids that we would encounter after the portage over rearguard falls. We stopped in at the edge before Rearguard Falls to portage the raft over, as the falls are too steep to raft over. After riding over (and through) several more rapids, there is a section of water in which our guide allowed us to jump out of the raft and go for a swim in the freezing temperatures!!
The trip was definitely worth the drive from Prince George, even if it is out of the way! The guides were great, the waters were exciting and you were provided with all the gear you would need for a safe and fun day on the river!