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Riverside Rafting on Clearwater River in Wells Gray Park

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Departure Point
    58 Young Rd, Clearwater, BC V0E 1N2, Canada
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
    • Professional guide
    • Fleeces and splash jackets are available depending on the weather conditions
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    A fantastic afternoon out. Sam and Tony were excellent. First time white water rafting for the four of us but we would definitely do it again.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Llwynhelyg
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    My wife and I are 70 years-old, in decent shape for our age, and we had a fantastic experience with our guides Sam and Tony. The Clearwater River is a genuinely exciting and awe-inspiring place to try out whitewater paddle rafting. (We have done quite...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Marshall S
    riversideadventures, Owner at Riverside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    You have a way with words Marshall! We had a blast with you guys and love showing everyone our little slice of river paradise. Thank you very much for the wonderful review.

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Thank you riverside adventure for great experience. It was my first time to experience water rafting and I had so much fun. Great adventure! Sam was really amazing ,friendly and knowledgeable. Benny was amazing with a great sense of humour! Definitely recommend

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Multani25
    riversideadventures, Owner at Riverside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    We are so happy to hear you had fun with us. Enjoy the rest of your time in the area!!

    Reviewed 12 September 2019 via mobile

    Great trip! Tony and Robert are great! Funny facts, conversations and adventure! Don’t hesitate... totally worth it!

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Emma B
    riversideadventures, Owner at Riverside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks Emma! Those 2 really mesh well and put on a great show!

    Reviewed 12 September 2019

    We went rafting in Clearwater Canada. It was great!! Especially because of the tourguide. His name is Sam. He is hilarious and knows a few interesting facts about the ancient surroundings of the rafting river. We got out of the boat to swim in the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Viennav10
    riversideadventures, Owner at Riverside Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks Vienna. You guys were a hoot to have on the river. I love making your experience special. The eagles are out in full force this time of year with the Salmon. Hopefully the rest of your trip was full of adventures! See you guys...More

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    Response from boriskemp | Reviewed this property |
    Children must have at least 40kg weight to do Clearwater. But they offer also calmer tours on the north Thompson River..
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