Trip Details
Trip Length8 days


June 6, 20 (Wine Trip), July 4, 18, Aug 1, 15, 29

* Additional private launches may be available by request

Meeting placeVancouver
Gateway CityVancouver
River Ratingintermediate
Minimum Age13
Age Range13- 75
Special OfferSee specialty departures

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June 20 - Wine on the River
Aug 29 - Reading the River


The Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser is unmatched in its awesome diversity and enormous stretches of Class IV whitewater. The trip begins with a spectacular flight over the glaciated Coast Range into Williams Lake. From there, we transfer to the headwaters of Chilko where we spend two glorious nights at Bear Camp, perched at the juncture of Chilko Lake and the Chilko River.

Bear Camp is a safari-style deluxe tent camp with a Canadiana twist. From here we can hike, bike, kayak, canoe, SUP and fish while we explore this prisitne wilderness area. Our rafts depart Bear Camp on Monday mornig and this world-class river adventure winds through lush alpine forests, narrow canyons, high desert plateaus and skyscraping hoodoos, then ends 3,000 vertical feet lower and one week later on the Fraser River, the lifeblood of Canada's largest river system. The route runs through Lava, Big John and Farwell canyons and includes the continent's longest stretch of commercially navigable whitewater.

We think celebrated author Pam Houston sums it up best:

"What I love most about the river isn't the challenge of the rapids, isn't the drop dead gorgeous scenery, isn't even getting intimate with a place you can't get to in a car (though I love all those things too). What I love best about being on the river is the way you move through space at a speed humans were meant to move, and the whole day becomes about making your miles, making your meals, making a comfortable, if temporary, home."

The Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser is much more than this, but we think you get the picture!

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