Kakwa River Overnight Rafting Trip
The Kakwa River is one of Western Canada’s premier rafting trips, delivering a true, back-country wilderness experience. After a gentle start, dig in and paddle hard as we hit solid rapids and get buried in whitewater! Big waves, relaxing floats and tranquil riverside camping with freshly prepared meals all make this an awesome remote adventure. After spring run-off ends the river becomes mellower, but still delivers big entertainment, making it perfect for families or youth groups. Great for beginners as well as those with experience.
Level: Beginner/Intermediate, class 3/4, ages 15+ (higher water) 10+ (lower water)
Open: late May to early August
Duration: 9 to 16 hours river time, depending on water levels.
Youth (ages 10-15) $399+gst
8 or more, save 5%
15 or more, save 10%
20 or more, save 15%
ITINERARY: Overnight trip guests usually come into town the night before. We can arrange accommodation, please ask. We’ll meet you that night at the Rafting House (map) to fill out waiver/medical form, get sized into rafting gear, and get dry bags for your personal gear. In the morning, after an hour drive to the river, the guides load the boat, and you get changed into your wetsuit. A safety talk is given before we launch. Spend about 2 hrs floating before we stop on shore to have lunch, then another 2 hrs until we make camp for the night. Once camp is set up, the guides prepare supper. After, enjoy the campfire while we clean up. The next morning, we will wake you with a fresh breakfast. Then we all pack up and load the boats. This is our big white water day! The first 3 hours are spent hitting big waves. After lunch, the last 3 hours are spent floating to the end of the trip. At the end, we load the bus, then it’s a 2 hour drive back. At lower water levels, we head to the river the night before and float for an hour before setting up camp.