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Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Revelstoke

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  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
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Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Revelstoke
From US$100.59
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Summer Morning WhitewaterMost Popular
June 22nd to Aug 31st, 9am Morning Tour. 4 hours, whitewater rafting on the Illecillewaet River in Revelstoke BC. Departing from the Regent Hotel in downtown Revelstoke.
From US$100.59
Spring Afternoon Whitewater
May 18th to June 21st, 1:00pm afternoon tour. 4 hours, whitewater rafting on the Illecillewaet River in Revelstoke BC. Departing from the Regent Hotel in downtown Revelstoke. Adults only.
From US$100.59
Summer Afternoon Whitewater
June 22nd to Aug 31st, 9am Morning Tour. 4 hours, whitewater rafting on the Illecillewaet River in Revelstoke BC. Departing from the Regent Hotel in downtown Revelstoke.
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Overview
Immerse yourself in the natural landscape of British Columbia on a rafting tour down the Illecillewaet River. No previous experience is necessary, as your guide navigates the route and provides safety instruction and equipment to ensure your comfort throughout the day. In addition to rare views of the Selkirk Mountain Range, the tour includes a snack break and post-tour meal discount, making it a popular choice for families.
What to Expect
Meet in the lobby area of the Regent Hotel in downtown Revelstoke. You'll begin by filling out waivers and having any questions answered. Your guides will then pick you up and take you to the gear room, which is equipped with several changing rooms.

You'll be given a wet-suit, wet-suit socks and a splash top. Fleece tops and neoprene gloves are also available for cooler days. For under the wet-suit, you should wear swimwear or a light pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Any tie on or strap on footwear is acceptable. Feel free to choose from a vast selection of "experienced" running shoes or bring your own. The river gear is machine washed after each use to keep the river gear hygienic, smelling nice and in good condition.

Once all rafters are suited up, the rafting bus will pick you up at the hotel. Drive through the historic Rogers Pass, 35kms east of Revelstoke, to river access below Albert Canyon. On the ride up, your guides will deliver a safety briefing and answer any questions.

Upon arrival, you'll be issued helmets and life jackets. A photographer will be following every trip. This is a great opportunity to get group photos. The guides take this time to rig the boats and safety equipment and divide the groups. Once at the riverside you are given an instructional/safety briefing to help prepare for your adventure and then you’re ready to go rafting! Time on the river is somewhere between 2 and 2.5 hours, depending on current river flows.

On the river, raft up to 25kms of Class II and III white water rapids. The boundaries of Mt. Revelstoke National Park provide a spectacular backdrop to the river. The Illecillewaet River runs through parts of Canada's only inland rain forest with the chance to see river otters, bears, deer, moose and bird life that frequent the area. Toward the end of the trip, enjoy more of a float and take in the surrounding beauty of the Selkirk Range.

The rafting bus will meet you at the Take Out. Enjoy a light snack of pastries and fruit while the guides load boats and collect life jackets and helmets. A short bus ride back will return you to the Regent Hotel. The guides will then gather the rest of the river gear.

You have the option to change back into your street clothes or go straight into the hotel hot tub for a quick soak. Back in the rafting office, everyone can watch a slideshow of their river adventure. You can purchase souvenir T-shirts and watch a slideshow of the day's photos if you wish.

Conveniently located in the hotel is the River City Pub, where you can enjoy a discounted meal. This is a great way to relax to conclude a fun day on the river with Apex Raft Company.
Reviews (76)
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Reviewed 23 September 2018
Getting wet and enjoying it!

We did a half day rafting trip a couple of weeks ago, the last trip of the season. It was a first for us two “oldies” but on our bucket list! It was well organised, there was lots of information given before we started and...More

Thank Les S
HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Apex Raft Company, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thanks Les for taking the time to post your review, it's much appreciated! Very glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the river with Mike despite the low water level. Enjoy the photos and thanks again for rafting with us. - Ralph at Apex...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Lots of water, laughs and beautiful scenery

Had a fantastic day, the sun was out, warm breeze, lots of getting wet. We had guide John and he was great. Calm, encouraging and very patient with our awful paddling. Lots of opportunity to sit in different locations in the raft, my husband even...More

Thank Joan B
HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Apex Raft Company, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Sounds like you guys had a good time, great to hear it. I'll have to ask Jon about the Estonian girls though. :) Thank you as well for taking the time to post your review however the 1 ball rating you've given is actually the...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile
Great experience

I would definitely recommend this company. Communication was great. Planning and explanations once we arri ed were fab. Clothing safety talk all really good. The experience itself was amazing we were with a lovely family and Neil the guide was really good and informative. Hubby...More

Thank KaraW116
HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Apex Raft Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Nicole thank you for taking the time to post your review and so great to hear you had such a positive experience with us... on, off and 'in' the river. It's such a beautiful river and Neil has been putting smiles on faces all summer...More

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Relatively tame river in the late season, but a heck of a lot of fun!

My 73 year old mother joined my wife and I and three teen boys for a half day on the river with John, our raft guide. This late in the year, the water is relatively low so it wasn't a terribly wild ride, but we...More

Thank j2hamil10
HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Apex Raft Company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Perfect! and thank you for your review. Regardless of the lower levels and smaller rapids it's still a beautiful river and a great way to enjoy a few hours in the great outdoors. And with our fleet of smaller rafts we're able to deliver a...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Brilliant Experience!!!!!

This is such a great experience and so well organised. The staff are so helpful and friendly and make the day so enjoyable. So as well as battling the rapids our guide told us lots about the history of the area in the quieter moments...More

Thank Andrew B
HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Apex Raft Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and the river rafting Andrew. Thank you for your review and I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in Beautiful BC! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff, they've been...More

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