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Riverside Rafting on Clearwater River in Wells Gray Park

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Plunge into a rugged landscape of white water and wilderness with a river rafting experience in B.C.’s Wells Gray Park. Launch into the pristine Clearwater River to hit a series of exciting rapids and chutes, where explosive Class III features send up churning waves and breaking crests. Slip into the water between heart-pounding white water, and soak up the serenity of British Columbia’s stunning interior.
  • River rafting experience in Wells Gray Park
  • Enjoy an active experience for all skill levels
  • Paddle, swim, float and jump from riverside cliffs
  • See a scenic, untouched part of B.C.
  • Ideal choice for families
  • All necessary equipment included
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All taxes, fees, and handling charges
Professional guide
Fleeces and splash jackets are available depending on the weather conditions
River Footware provided
All equipment needed on the river
Gratuities. Our guides may not be able to spell it but they sure appriciate gratuities
42 Young Rd , 42 Young Rd, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N2, Canada

Please arrange to meet 15 to 25 minutes prior to departure time at 42 Young Rd. 

This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your experienced guides in Wells Gray Park, and start the day by fitting wetsuits and learning the basics of safety and technique. Learn to paddle as a team—or opt for a seat where you don’t need to paddle—then board your raft to ride through the Clearwater River’s first rapid. Try out your skills on ‘The Wall’ and ‘Funnel Chute,’ technical sections where the whole raft pulls together to avoid underwater hazards.

Continue downriver to ‘Hole-in-the-Wall’ and ‘Bear's Den,’ where surging high water has created unique features at the water’s edge. Now that you’ve practiced paddling technique, take on the most exciting waves of the trip in a thrilling lineup: experience standing and breaking waves in ‘Hawaii 5-0’, ‘Tsunami’ and ‘Buckaroo,’ and if you’re feeling adventurous, try taking a turn in the ‘Super Screamer Seat.’

In spring and early summer, stretch your legs on a walk to Candle Creek Falls, where you can slip behind a waterfall and jump into a churning pool. In between the major rapids, cool off in the river, learning to time your breathing to the bottom of the waves. When water levels are high, challenge yourself to jump from a 25-foot (8-meter) cliff, then ride through the final wave train at Otter Stretch before arriving at the take out point, where you can change into dry clothes.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Riverside Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "Riverside Adventures is a small company but I recommend it to everyone who wants to explore Canada's nature in an exiting way!" See review
  • "When you are in the neigboorhood we advise you to try it." See review

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Excellent company and experience.
JosephHannen
, Aug 2021
Jamie, our water rafting guide was an expert in his craft: he not only explained the basics of river rafting, the safety guidelines, but also included the history of the place, its original inhabitants, the flora and fauna. This made it informative to beginners like me and my wife. Clearwater river lives up to its name as the river was crystal clear: you could see all the way to the buttom of it! The rapids in this area is superb. The presence of an osprey nest, together with its parents guarding it against a bald eagle was a added bonus. Purposely falling overboad to swim in the placid and deep portion of the river was fun. And as if to up the ante, climbing a small cliff and jumping over it made for a total experience. I highly recommend this company to anybody with an open mind on trying to experience water rafting in such a pristine setting and expert guide.
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A bit of everything
Andrea_W
, Jul 2021
My family and I stopped in for a 3 hour white water rafting trip with Riverside adventures and had an amazing time. On this trip you get a bit of everything-rapids, a short waterfall hike, optional cliff jump and lots of opportunities to swim. On top of that the entire team was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. Highly recommend this company!
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Riverside Rafting on Clearwater River
nicovanderploeg
, Sep 2019
Great adventure with fantastic and experienced guide. It's more than just rafting. Riverside Adventures is a small company but I recommend it to everyone who wants to explore Canada's nature in an exiting way!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thanks for the great review! We love when our guests had such a great time that they need to recommend it to others.
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Fantastic ezperience
Marc v
, Jul 2019
Real nice experience of rafting on a great river with a great team. The guide tells a lot of interesting things about nature. During the raft we visited a waterfall and had the possibility to jump in, and we did. When you are in the neigboorhood we advise you to try it.

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