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 the rafting meccas of 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 record numbers of 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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Canadian Outback Rafting is the Vancouver-Whistler region's oldest rafting operator, with the best guides, gear & prices. We take pride in offering a variety of river rafting adventures for all ages and skill levels. Whether you're 5 or 85, we have a Vancouver or Whistler white water river rafting adventure that will allow you to experience the beauty and serenity of British Columbia.
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 and receive discounts on other popular adventures in the area!
49704 Chilliwack Lake Rd
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Closer than you think to a Vancouver BC Whitewater Rafting Adventure. Chilliwack River Rafting offers the best ride 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 and group camp outs. Whitewater adventure, stunning mountain views, hot showers, sauna, volleyball court, great staff and 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 and its tributaries. The river trips we offer vary from large volume rivers, like the mighty Fraser and Thompson, to small volume such as the Nahatlatch and 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!
Since 1980, Hyak has entertained thousands of guests on river adventures that have earned us a reputation for quality, service and safety. With state of the art rafts and equipment, the finest guides in the industry and 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 and 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
The Thompson and Fraser Rivers are unique in the world of whitewater rafting because of their size & scenic beauty. Take the opportunity to discover BC's most popular rivers as early as May 1st. Conveniently located along the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 near Lytton, Kumsheen is only 3 hrs from Vancouver & 2 hrs from Kamloops. With a friendly and family-oriented campground, furnished cabin tent and teepee accommodation, Kumsheen is much more than just a rafting facility. The resort is a luxurious base for overnight vacations, fully equipped with an outdoor pool and hot tub, licenced restaurant and more.
17 Kms From Boston Bar On Nahatlatch River Rd
Boston Bar, British Columbia
REO is an adventure-style resort that overlooks the jade green Nahatlatch River, just 2.5 hrs drive from Vancouver. The resort 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, rock-rappelling, fishing, guided nature hikes & spa treatments. 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 & Vancouver Island, paddle with us on the Nahatlatch, Thompson, Stein & Fraser Rivers.
70002 Squamish Valley Rd
Brackendale, British Columbia
Summer Rafting - Elaho River Expedition:
Over 18 kms of whitewater! The Elaho valley is an unspoiled wilderness with old growth forests, hanging glaciers, cascading waterfalls & two mighty class IV rivers to conquer!
Summer Rafting - Cheakamus River Adventure:
Float on crystal clear waters through the Paradise Valley, a haven for wildlife. With stunning views of the Tantalus Mountains & a few fun splashes along the way!
Winter Eagle Viewing Floats:
Brackendale is the World Eagle Capital! Don't miss the opportunity to view our record breaking number of bald eagles from a remarkable vantage point - the river - with one of our knowledgeable guides.
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218-4293 Mountain Square
Whistler, British Columbia
The Adventure Group is Whistler's premier activity provider featuring Snowmobile, Snowshoe, Sleigh Ride and Ziplining in the winter months and ATV Tours, Ziplining, Horseback Riding, Bungee Jumping and Whitewater Rafting in the summer season. With the lowest guide-to-guest ratio, three convenient office locations & a pioneering approach towards environmentally responsible tour operations, our guests experience the highest quality adventures Whistler has to offer. Our exclusive operating areas include Whistler Mountain, Cougar Mountain & various other locations around the Whistler Valley. Step outside, have some fun and share your excitement with our team!