Rafting (Reo Rafting Resort/Ryan Robinson photo)
Enjoy some of British Columbia's best river rafting in the late spring and summer
Whistler is in the heart of the Coast Mountains, where rugged topography and generous runoff from melting winter snows often total 10m/33ft or more on Whistler Mountain.
When rafting through a spot of calm water, be sure to look at the scenery. Don't be surprised to spot bald eagles above, black bears or deer on the shore, and glacier-capped peaks in the distance.
One of the area's most accessible introductions to whitewater rafting is just outside of town. Start on placid Green Lake and learn the basics of paddling from certified professional guides, then spend an hour running the mild, bouncy Class II rapids of Green River (visit BC Rafting for information on rafting classes).
Looking for something more hardcore? Spend a full day tackling Class III and IV whitewater on the Elaho and Squamish rivers. With rapids like Devil's Elbow and Steamroller, these rivers are sure to exhilarate even experienced paddlers.
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