A serious, advanced white water river: Sheep Creek is one of the steepest rivers run commercially in Canada. It's extremely tight and technical, and is strewn with large boulders, undercuts & large holes. The risk to swimmers is high & rescues are not easy. The guides are good, but you need to be too. A good level of fitness is required during high water to do sustained, hard paddling. Sheep Creek is only available at higher water levels: an intense, paddle-your-face-off experience. The trip starts below a waterfall and immediately launches into class 4 rapids! Guests MUST have done a class 3 river before. Thrill-seeking beginners can do the Sulphur River first, have lunch and then do Sheep Creek.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced, class 3/4+, ages 18+
Open: May and June
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours river time, depending on water levels. 4 hours total time.
8 or more, save 5%
15 or more, save 10%
20 or more, save 15%
ITINERARY: Meet us at the Rafting House AT your trip time (map). Finish payments, sign the waiver/medical form, change into rafting gear, and hop on the bus. It’s a 40-minute drive to the river, plus a check-in at security at the Grande Cache Coal mine site. Once at Sheep Creek, it’s a steep hike down to the river, so make sure your shoes have a good grip on the bottom. The boats are hauled down to the river on the backs of the guides, so we will ask you to carry smaller gear. You’ll get a serious safety briefing, then on the river and right into a series of big class 4 holes! For the next hour, you'll paddle, paddle and paddle some more as the guide barks out commands and gets the boat down impossibly tight squeezes. WooHoo! At the end of the trip, boats and gear get loaded and it’s a 20 minute ride back to town.