Relax on this gentle trip down the Columbia River in Revelstoke.
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 12 - 16
- Young Child Ages 8 - 11
Revelstoke Rapids: Family and friends connect as a team on this exciting white water rafting trip. Enjoy amazing mountain views and fun, splashy rapids. This intermediate trip is fine for beginners, and a good activity for families with teenagers. Rate includes rafting equipment and trip photos. Water levels fluctuate in July, and age guidelines change.
A $20.00 non-refundable deposit and a credit card are required to make a booking. 7 days before your trip date, the full payment is charged on your card.
There is a link to our waiver (read here) in your email confirmation. Each person in your group, even kids, needs to sign their own waiver BEFORE arriving for the trip.
CANCELLATIONS: There is a 10% charge for all cancellations. You must request cancellation at least 3 days before the trip date.
WHAT TO BRING
- Water shoes, sports sandals or old runners
- Swimsuit or lightweight underclothes for under the wetsuit
- Towel and dry shoes for after the trip
- 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 lifejackets
- Spare shoes are available.
- Available on cold days:
- Wind-resistant splash pants
- Neoprene mitts
MEET US AT: 621 Victoria Rd, Revelstoke, BC V0E 2S0
Street parking is available on the railroad side of Victoria Rd (directly across from our building). Large vehicles can usually be accommodated. Don’t park beside the Rafting House or in front of other stores.
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 size 4.
While camping near Revelstoke, my kids found a brochure for white water rafting. I definitely didn’t like the idea, but once my kids latch onto something… well, you know what they’re like! They bugged me until I agreed to look into it, and now they’re bugging me ‘cause they were right! It turned out to be the best part of our holiday!
I contacted the rafting company and was immediately impressed. Equipment, certifications, safety record – they’re even Safe Travel certified for Covid! So I booked the trip and went from ‘awful mom’ to ‘awesome mom’ with just one phone call! After they got us all geared up we climbed on board a big blue bus and headed to the river. Along the way the guides explained all about river safety, complete with bad jokes and funny details.
As soon as we left the highway it felt like we were in another world. I admit I was a bit nervous getting into the raft, but the guides were so efficient it was obvious they really knew their stuff. As we floated away from the shore, I felt so free, all my worries just floated away.
The kids had a blast! Some of the rapids were pretty big but after we paddled through the first one I was hooked. It was super exciting! Even my ‘oh so cool’ son gave a little scream when a big wave washed over us! Then we floated through a really calm part of the river and everyone got so still we could hear every little sound; the river splashing, the oars creaking and all around us this vast wilderness. It was like being suspended in time.
I was a bit worried the kids might get bored when the river was calm, but the guides pulled out these mammoth water guns. And the fight was on! Everyone was spraying everyone – even in the other boats! My teenage daughter got into it and just drenched me! I can’t remember the last time my kids and I laughed so hard together. I’ll treasure that. It felt like the river brought us closer together that day.