Riding the rivers in the North Thompson Valley is an experience unmatched with any other. This is where big water lives — born from glaciers and careening toward the coast. Get ready for a river adventure like no other. Get your gear on and prepare yourself for a wet and wild ride.
The Mighty Fraser River
The mighty Fraser River is a beast waiting for you to try and tame it. Climb into a raft for full-throttled white water rafting action with Mount Robson as your backdrop. Feel your pulse start to climb as you rocket down the river, invigorated by the spray of icy river water, crashing through enormous waves. There’s just enough slow, serene water to let you catch your breath before you plunge once more into raging whitecaps. This is just the warm-up. Prepare yourself, because class III rapids aptly named the Ejector and Grand Maw are waiting for you. Learn what you’re made of on the longest river in British Columbia.
The Adams River — Run the Salmon Route
Take the plunge and wind your way down the Adams River through Class I, II and III white water for an hour of thrills and natural beauty. Early spring and July are great for exploring the river and all its twists and turns. Late spring is the perfect time for an exhilarating white water experience that will create a memory to last a lifetime.
Your journey takes you through Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park with an interpretive stop along the way.
The Clearwater River — Raft the Volcano Fields
Hammer down the Clearwater experiencing thrills and chills — and maybe even a few spills at every bend. Sling through chutes, catch the mist from the waterfalls and jump in for a refreshing swim. Whether you choose a three-hour tour or an overnight adventure, this is one river that will have you on your toes. With its hurried water and rolling rapids, you can find Clearwater in the watery utopia of Wells Gray Provincial Park. It’s here to provide you with numerous rafting delights from June to October. Marvel at the beyond-belief surroundings of untamed wilderness, rumbling waterfalls and diverse wildlife as you take a rock n’ roll ride that will have you shouting for more.
Kayak the Waves
Rafting isn’t the only water ride around here. Jump into a kayak and let your paddle be your guide as you roll and ride the swirling torrents. If your inner dare devil wants to be let loose, then rocket down the Clearwater River for a most thrilling buzz. With all different classes of rapids this river will satisfy even the biggest adrenaline junkie.
While the Fraser, Clearwater and North and South Thompson Rivers offer plenty of chills and thrills, they also offer lots of family-friendly float trips too. Disconnect from your hectic world and reconnect with the whole family.
Get Chill Floating with the Family
Imagine you and your family lazily bobbing along at the speed of the river’s current. Make a game of it and see who can spot the most wildlife from the comfort of their raft. You may spot spawning salmon, circling raptors, or the flash of a white-tailed deer. Catch sight of the elusive brown bear rummaging for a snack. Lay back, relax and breathe in the fresh, clean air as you float your cares away.
Quality time doesn’t get much more laid-back than this. August is the perfect time for a lazy journey down river with time out for a swim in the warm water.
Find Serenity in Your Kayak or Canoe
The North Thompson River is perfect for those seeking a scenic sanctuary. Find tranquility as you float down the river, paddling to the beat of your own drum, enjoying every river bend and white capped wave you find. Take this time to connect with the wild surroundings and recharge your soul in this kayaker’s haven.
Pack your tent with you and set ashore at a campground for the night and continue down the river the next day.