- Adult Ages 18+
Extreme Rafting: A serious, advanced whitewater river: Sheep Creek is one of the steepest rivers run commercially in Canada. It’s extremely tight and technical. The risk to swimmers is high & rescues are not easy. A good level of fitness is required and guests must have paddled a class 3 river before.
Extreme Rafting: Read about the Trip Experience below. Check our FAQ’s below, or see the Is Rafting Safe? page for more information.
The safety of our guests and staff has always been the most important part of what we do. We are following the evolving Covid guidelines, and have made these changes:
- Each group gets a private change room and boat.
- Raft guides sit at the back of the boat, distanced from guests.
- Masks are required everywhere except on the rafts.
- All groups must have at least 4 people.
Please see our Covid Safety page for more information about how we comply with public health orders and Marine regulations.
Full payment is required to book all trips.
You must cancel at least 72 hours before the start time for a refund.
Refunds are less a 10% administration fee.
Before you book a trip, you will be required to read our Covid Safety Policies and answer a few short questions. When you book, we email you a link to our digital Waiver (read here). Each person in your group, even kids, needs to sign a waiver before you arrive.
WHAT TO BRING
- Closed shoes that can get wet: water shoes, sports sandals or old runners.
- Swimsuit or lightweight underclothes for under the wetsuit.
- Towel and dry shoes for after.
- Sunglasses, a tie-on for prescription glasses.
- Extra medication, EpiPen for deadly allergies
- Neoprene wet suits & socks.
- Wind-resistant jackets.
- High-performance water helmets.
- US Coast Guard approved Type V life jackets.
- Facebook Trip Photos
- Available on cold days:
- Wind-resistant splash pants.
- Neoprene mitts.
MEET US AT: 11113 97 Avenue, Grande Cache, AB T0E 0Y0
There is street parking across the street from our Rafting House.
Large vehicles or trailers can be accommodated.
How safe is rafting?
We have an extensive Risk Management program, and have been rafting without serious incident since 1998. Check out our Is Rafting Safe? page for more information.
What if it rains?
In some ways, rafting is the BEST outdoor activity to do in the rain – you are set up to get soaked! We have a few layers of gear and will equip you for the current weather. We do not cancel for rain, or even snow.
Do I need to know how to swim?
Many of our guests can’t swim and some are even afraid of water. Our lifejackets are designed for safely rafting in a white water river and also teach you what to do if you fall out of the raft.
Do you have a wetsuit big (or small) enough?
We haven’t met anyone yet we couldn’t fit. Adult suits go as large as 4XL, and kids as small as sz 4.
You’re up in the mountains, bouncing down a rough gravel road in a big blue bus. You and your buddies are about to raft Sheep Creek, one of the most extreme rafting trips in Canada! You head down an even rougher road and then roll to a stop in the middle of nowhere, way, WAY off the beaten path. Your palms are sweating a little. “Who’s idea was this again?” someone says as you all pile off the bus. A guide hands you a bag to carry, and you think, “Seriously?! I can’t even SEE the river!” But then another guide walks by carrying a whole raft on his back, so… you grab the bag and start walking.
Minutes later you’re headed down a steep, uneven trail through dense forest. You can already hear the river – and it is LOUD. Powerful. You can feel it in your whole body, and everyone gets quieter. This is intense. When you reach the shore there’s actually a waterfall! Thankfully, the guides say you get in below it. The safety talk brings home the seriousness of what you’re about to do, but you’re pumped, and you’re ready. Everyone gets into the raft, and then there’s no more time for thinking.
All paddle! GO HARD, HARD, HARD!!” the guide bellows over the thunder of white water. This river hits you in the face. Literally! Suddenly you’re engulfed in water as the raft hits a massive wave and just as you’re ready to dig your paddle in deep, the raft lifts up and you’re paddling air! The raft drops back down and on the next stroke you catch water again. You think, “Wow, that just happened! We did that!” but then you’re already into the next rapid… and the next, and the next. This is teamwork like you’ve never done before. Finally, there’s some time to catch your breath and as a bridge looms into view, the raft heads for shore.
Back on land, you take a moment to process it all. You and your buddies just paddled 13 km of intense whitewater. You’re all talking and laughing about the crazy moments, and you feel a deep sense of accomplishment, of belonging and being a part of something special. It was a bit nuts, but you did it!