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River rafting, Kicking Horse River
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River Rafting

Nahatlatch River, Boston Bar (Reo Rafting Resort/Ryan Robinson photo)

Nahatlatch River, Boston Bar (Reo Rafting Resort/Ryan Robinson photo)

With millions of hectares of mountains and over 100 major river systems, British Columbia has no shortage of excellent river and whitewater rafting opportunities.

Old-growth forest, glacier-capped peaks and isolated waterfalls are just a few of the natural marvels that might be seen on a guided rafting expedition.

Three kinds of river rafting experiences are offered by British Columbia's licensed operators: paddle trips, motor-powered trips, and float trips.

Paddle trips require the most active involvement as guests must paddle the raft as the guide steers. Motor-powered trips, available on some deeper rivers, require no paddling, though guests must be able to hold on tight. On a float trip, paddling is usually optional as guides often propel and steer the raft with large oars; float trips are often accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

Guided trips will range in length from several hours to several days. On multi-day trips, accommodation may range from a simple tent in the woods to a cabin at a dedicated rafting resort.

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Lardeau River Adventures - Meadow Creek

359 Meadow Creek Rd
Meadow Creek, British Columbia
V0G 1N0
Toll-free855-400-7238
Phone250-366-4338

Offering a memorable whitewater rafting experience in the heart of the Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia. Suitable for all abilities, these crystal waters wind through the breathtaking scenery of Goat Range Provincial Park, home to an abundance of wildlife.

We provide an expedition-quality experience in an accessible and affordable day trip. All trips include a riverside picnic lunch crafted with care from fresh local ingredients. Our office in Meadow Creek is an easy and scenic drive to the north end of Kootenay Lake. Here the Selkirk and Purcell Mountains come together to create the backdrop to your Lardeau River adventure. Meadow Creek is an easy day-trip from Kaslo, Nelson and Nakusp.

Join us and discover why we are one of the Kootenay Rockies Premier Adventure!

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Liquid Lifestyles Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking - Clearwater

440 Eden Rd
Clearwater, British Columbia
V0E 1N1
Toll-free877-674-3307
Phone250-674-3307

Liquid Lifestyles Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking is a small, locally owned and operated company that focuses on all the details. We offer world-class rafting in Clearwater - home to the Wells Gray Park. Our highly experienced guides, small personal groups and top-of-the-line equipment help to create unparallelled outdoor adventures.

We offer whitewater rafting, tandem whitewater rafting, multi-day trips and kayaking instruction, as well as our newest "Waterfalls and Wells Gray" scenic non-whitewater adventures.

Whether you are an adrenaline junky or nature enthusiast, we provide the perfect mix of spectacular scenery, stunning waterfalls and heart pounding river rafting.

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Nelson Whitewater Rafting Co. - Nelson

701 Lakeside Dr
Nelson, British Columbia
V1L 6G3
Toll-free877-808-7238
Phone250-505-2689

May 31 to mid-July, join us for an incredible whitewater experience down the Shenango Canyon. Class 3 and 4 Rapids and stunning scenery await.

May 31 through mid-September, you will enjoy the warm waters and beautiful scenery of the Slocan River. This trip starts with a relaxing float and finishes with fun and exciting Class 2 and 3 Rapids.

Or paddle your own inflatable kayak. Our guides are with you the whole time and teach you everything you need to know.

We also offer a gentle float. 1.5 hours of gorgeous scenery and relaxation by raft.

Transportation is provided to and from Nelson on our Funky and Retro outfitted bus 'The Woody'. Photo service is offered, so you can show everyone you did it!

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REO Rafting Resort - Rafting - Boston Bar

17 Kms From Boston Bar On Nahatlatch River Rd
Boston Bar, British Columbia
V0K 1C0
Toll-free800-736-7238
Phone604-461-7238

Changing people's lives - one splash at a time! 32 years of operating excellence & a perfect safety record. REO's edge-of-the-river retreat is truly stunning, perfect for glamping, rafting, retreats & group events. Private beach & 1 km of private river front.

REO's adventure retreat offers wilderness seclusion in a spectacular setting on the edge of a canyon, surrounded by mountains of pine. REO offers all-inclusive, multi-sport vacations featuring whitewater rafting, kayaking, kids camp, lake paddleboarding, guided nature hikes & aromatherapy massage. Trips include professional guides & delicious meals. For overnight stays, camp in your own tent or upgrade to a river's edge cabin tent. For unforgettable whitewater rafting trips & family adventure vacations near Vancouver, Whistler & Seattle, paddle with REO on the Nahatlatch, Thompson, Stein & Fraser Rivers.

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Riverside Adventures - Clearwater

58 F Young Rd Town Centre
Clearwater, British Columbia
V0E 1N2
Toll-free877-674-0001
Phone250-674-0001

Welcome to Riverside Adventures, the local rafting & fitness centre. We operate a range of BC whitewater river adventures in the pristine wilderness of Wells Gray Provincial Park. Whitewater river rafting on the Clearwater River is our speciality, our livelihood & what we do in our spare time. We make your rafting experience authentic by offering you smaller diversified groups, personalized guiding & safety, challenging whitewater, spectacular canyon scenery, unique wilderness & wildlife & side hikes to waterfalls. Other services include a fitness centre at our river rafting meeting location, spectacular riverfront accommodation, canoe rental program, scenic rafting on the North Thompson & more.

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Silver Spray Rafting - Nelson

Toll-free
Phone250-354-9235

The Slocan River is perfect for those that want everything whitewater rafting can offer. You can relax and take in the scenery through the first section of the trip. The water is crystal clear and by early summer becomes warm enough for swimming and floating beside the raft.

In the last section of the trip, the speed of the river increases. It's time to get ready for some action as we introduce you to some really great class II and III whitewater.

A rafting trip on the Slocan River is a real treat for families and first timers alike. Contact us for more information on our custom river wilderness expeditions.

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Sunwolf Rafting - Brackendale

70002 Squamish Valley Rd
Brackendale, British Columbia
V0N 1H0
Toll-free877-806-8046
Phone604-898-1537

Owned by husband & wife rafting team, Jake & Jess Freese, Sunwolf is the only owner-operated rafting company in Sea-to-Sky country. We are a small company, committed to a more personal experience & we will only work alongside the best guides - professional raft guides with above industry standard certifications who are also the most fun on the river!

Throughout the summer, we offer spectacular whitewater rafting on class 1-4 rapids. In the winter, we offer Eagle Viewing Floats. Don't miss the opportunity to view Brackendale's bald eagles from a remarkable vantage point - the river.

Your rafting adventure will start & finish at our beautiful 5-acre riverside property with hot showers, a fully licensed cafe & a hot tub with awesome views of the Tantalus Mountains!

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Wedge Rafting - Whistler

218-4293 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
V0N 1B4
Toll-free888-932-5899
Phone604-932-7171

The wide variety of Whistler Whitewater Rafting tours offered by Wedge Rafting provides the perfect challenge & adventure for your group. We offer white water tours between Classes 1 & 4 rapids.

In the presence of an experienced professional raft guide you will venture onto one of Whistler's pristine rivers with the confidence it takes to rip through the wild waters.

Come & join Whistler's original rafting company in an adventure you will be telling your friends about for years to come. It is quite simply the coolest thing to do this summer!

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Wet N' Wild Adventures - Golden

1509 Lafontaine Rd
Golden, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Toll-free800-668-9119
Phone250-344-6546

Wet N' Wild Adventures offers unforgettable whitewater rafting on the world famous Kicking Horse River, on the western edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Divided into three, 10 km sections, the Kicking Horse River allows for a variety of rafting experiences, suitable for all ages. Choose from the family friendly, scenic float in the Upper Canyon, the thrilling class 4 rapids in the Lower Canyon or the Middle Canyon which is a combination of class 3 & 4 rapids; an exciting ride from start to finish. We have a trip to suit any age or level of experience! Raft & Stay packages available, accommodation provided by the McLaren Lodge.

Gift certificates available.

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BCYukon Adventures - Surrey

Toll-free877-821-1411
Phone604-501-9232

We offer some of the best wilderness adventures in British Columbia. Hiking, canoe, river rafting, & kayaking trips for beginners & experienced adventurers. Trips range from 6 to 12 days. In business since 1988.

Hikes include the West Coast Trail, Canada's top-rated hiking trip, & the historic Chilkoot Trail where we follow in the footsteps of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rushers. Sea kayaking tours on Vancouver Island include the Orcas of Johnstone Strait, & the sea otters of Nuchatlitz. Our canoe adventure is to the world famous Bowron Lakes, Canada's quintessential lake canoe experience. Our Tatshenshini River rafting in Northern BC is rated #1 in the world by National Geographic.

Expeditions include transportation from the point of origin, major equipment, food, meal preparation, professional guides, & safety items.

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