Riverside Rafting on Clearwater River in Wells Gray Park

Highlights

  • 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.

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Pricing
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Experience an exhilarating, 3-hour, river-rafting adventure on the pristine waters of Clearwater River in Wells Gray Park, British Columbia. This guided rafting experience includes challenging whitewater, spectacular canyon scenery, unique wilderness and wildlife, side hikes to waterfalls, and the best river gear available — all wrapped up in a small-group gathering for personalized service. Tours are led by rafting professionals with outstanding guiding expertise and a vast knowledge of Wells Gray Provincial Park. This trip is a great introduction and ideal stepping-stone to more advanced river-running skill development. Every rafting company can take you down the river. What makes our trips special is our focus on the little things. Our guides are some of the best in the industry and they provide a fun atmosphere while giving information about all the local flora and fauna, the indigenous history, the frontiersmen history, and the amazing geology of Wells Gray Park.

What’s included?

  • 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

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Now entering our 30th season Rafting some of the most amazing rivers and providing memories that last a lifetime. Riverside Adventures offers something for everyone and we pride ourselves in customizing your trip to specific needs. We operate a range of BC whitewater river adventures - by raft, canoe, or kayak. Come experience the beauty the Clearwater river, one of Wells Gray Provincial Parks best features. Watch the river otters playing, or watch a bear coming down for a drink. The bald eagles love looking for salmon from the treetops over the river. Seasoned adventurers and first timers, we have something for everyone. You will not believe the amount of fun you have on the River. We could tell you something like the fact that our guides are trained above industry standards like every other rafting company says, but what we boast about is the experience our guides provide. Come see for yourself and make memories that will last a lifetime. See you on the river.