Rafting (Reo Rafting Resort/Ryan Robinson photo)
The Vancouver, Coast & Mountains region has a wealth of rushing rivers fuelled by melting snows and regular rainfall – perfect for whitewater rafting.
There are few places in the world where so many commercially-rafted rivers are within such easy reach of a major city. Motor-powered, paddle-powered, and oar-powered rafting excursions are all available.
Drive barely an hour north or east of downtown Vancouver for some prime rafting areas. North of the city on the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway are Squamish and Whistler, and to the east is the Chilliwack River, whose famous Tamihi Rapids are regularly paddled by Canada's whitewater kayaking team.
In winter, head to Brackendale (just north of Squamish) and take a float trip to see bald eagles lured by the local rivers' spawning salmon.
Lytton, known as the "Rafting Capital of Canada," is located less than four hours' drive northeast of Vancouver, and is home to some of BC's largest rafting rivers.
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Elaho & Cheakamus Rivers
Squamish, British Columbia
Canadian Outback Adventures and Events - Rafting offers world-class white water rafting adventures in Squamish BC!
We have a wide range of whitewater rafting trips available for all ages. Whether you're looking for a fun & relaxed trip with young kids, or a heart-pounding white water experience with your friends, look no further than Canadian Outback Adventures & Events - Rafting. We've got it all in Squamish, home of the incredible Elaho, Cheakamus & Squamish rivers.
This year, we're shooting GoPro HD video on every trip, perfect for showing off to your friends back home! Book a rafting trip with us & receive a discount on your hotel stay at the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort, Squamish!
49704 Chilliwack Lake Rd
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Closer than you think to a Vancouver whitewater rafting adventure. Chilliwack River Rafting offers some of the best rides in small paddle rafts. Friendly expert professional guides maximize your fun with a family, moderate or aggressive Chilliwack whitewater rafting adventure. The Chilliwack River is our specialty. We host day & overnight trips for experienced & first time rafters from our riverside resort. Our relaxed private 2 hectare (5 acre) Chilliwack River Resort is the perfect location for corporate events, private parties & group camp outs. Whitewater adventure, stunning mountain views, hot showers, sauna, volleyball court, great staff & prices. Open year round.
30950 Trans Canada Hwy
Yale, British Columbia
At Fraser River Raft Expeditions we are proud to offer a variety of expeditions down the Fraser & its tributaries. The river trips we offer vary from large volume rivers, like the mighty Fraser & Thompson, to small volume such as the Nahatlatch & Coquihalla. Our rafts range from large powered rafts to much smaller paddle rafts.
Whether you prefer to paddle the early season challenge of the Nahatlatch or Coquihalla rivers, hot summer fun on the Thompson or power rafting one of British Columbia's most spectacular river corridors, Fraser River Raft Expeditions has an expedition for you! Please visit our website for full details.
Since 1980, Hyak has entertained thousands of guests on river adventures that have earned us a reputation for quality, service & safety. With state of the art rafts & equipment, some of the finest guides in the industry & some of the best food on the river, we are committed to offering a first class, all-encompassing outdoor experience. Whether you're 8 or 80, the thrill of the whitewater & the spectacular scenery will make this the 'Best Day of your Summer'! From our popular Chilliwack & Thompson day trips to our world class Chilko/Chilcotin/Fraser 6-Day Expedition, Hyak has the perfect river adventure for you.
1345 Trans-Canada Hwy 1
Lytton, British Columbia
KUMSHEEN is BC's longest-standing & largest rafting resort. Complete with mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing & a variety of other activities, we have grown a lot since 1973. Come see what makes the Thompson river BC's most popular river & what has made KUMSHEEN the outfitter of choice for over 40 years, for over 250,000 people. This is BC adventure at it's finest!
KUMSHEEN | Raft. Relax. Recharge.
17 Kms From Boston Bar On Nahatlatch River Rd
Boston Bar, British Columbia
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.
70002 Squamish Valley Rd
Brackendale, British Columbia
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!
211-4293 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
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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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.
1742 Harris Road
Squamish, British Columbia
Sea to Sky Expeditions has been providing quality wilderness experiences since 1988. We offer a wide variety of activities & locations throughout BC. We are British Columbia's hiking experts, come join us on the West Coast Trail or take in a stunning mountain vista. Sea kayak in Johnstone Strait with the orcas or paddle a canoe through the world-class Bowron Lakes circuit. Amazing scenery, great food, certified guides & new friends await! No previous experience required.