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Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Revelstoke

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    What to Expect
    Meet in the lobby area of the Regent Hotel in downtown Revelstoke. You'll begin by filling out waivers and having any questions answered. Your guides will then pick you up and take you to the gear room, which is equipped with several changing rooms.

    You'll be given a wet-suit, wet-suit socks and a splash top. Fleece tops and neoprene gloves are also available for cooler days. For under the wet-suit, you should wear swimwear or a light pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Any tie on or strap on footwear is acceptable. Feel free to choose from a vast selection of "experienced" running shoes or bring your own. The river gear is machine washed after each use to keep the river gear hygienic, smelling nice and in good condition.

    Once all rafters are suited up, the rafting bus will pick you up at the hotel. Drive through the historic Rogers Pass, 35kms east of Revelstoke, to river access below Albert Canyon. On the ride up, your guides will deliver a safety briefing and answer any questions.

    Upon arrival, you'll be issued helmets and life jackets. A photographer will be following every trip. This is a great opportunity to get group photos. The guides take this time to rig the boats and safety equipment and divide the groups. Once at the riverside you are given an instructional/safety briefing to help prepare for your adventure and then you’re ready to go rafting! Time on the river is somewhere between 2 and 2.5 hours, depending on current river flows.

    On the river, raft up to 25kms of Class II and III white water rapids. The boundaries of Mt. Revelstoke National Park provide a spectacular backdrop to the river. The Illecillewaet River runs through parts of Canada's only inland rain forest with the chance to see river otters, bears, deer, moose and bird life that frequent the area. Toward the end of the trip, enjoy more of a float and take in the surrounding beauty of the Selkirk Range.

    The rafting bus will meet you at the Take Out. Enjoy a light snack of pastries and fruit while the guides load boats and collect life jackets and helmets. A short bus ride back will return you to the Regent Hotel. The guides will then gather the rest of the river gear.

    You have the option to change back into your street clothes or go straight into the hotel hot tub for a quick soak. Back in the rafting office, everyone can watch a slideshow of their river adventure. You can purchase souvenir T-shirts and watch a slideshow of the day's photos if you wish.

    Conveniently located in the hotel is the River City Pub, where you can enjoy a discounted meal. This is a great way to relax to conclude a fun day on the river with Apex Raft Company.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    112 1 St E, Revelstoke, BC V0E, Canada
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • All necessary rafting equipment
    • Professional river guide
    • Photo service
    • Round trip transportation
    • Riverside snack
    • Entry/Admission - Apex Raft Company
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, but available on site at the River City Pub
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenirs and T-Shirts (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for participants who are pregnant or anyone with back or neck problems
    • Participants do not need to know how to swim
    • Operates in all weather conditions
    • No experience is required
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had the best time of River Rafting for my friends bachelorette weekend! Our guide was so much fun and very knowledgeable! We were all a little nervous but it ended up being our favourite part of the weekend! I would 100% recommend rafting with this company and would also 100%
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    Response from HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Revelstoke
    Responded 16 Sep. 2019
    Hey Michaela thanks so much for posting your review! I heard you ladies had a good time out there and glad to hear it was a big part of your weekend. Thanks as well for the recommendation and of course for joining us on the river. - Ralph at Apex Rafting
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    My wife and I booked this trip last minute, like an hour before departure, when we were in Revelstoke for a couple of days. We had a great time, our guide, Shane was good fun and a great guide. Due to the time of year, the water was a little low in places but we still hit some
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    Response from HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Revelstoke
    Responded 8 Sep. 2019
    Very happy to hear you enjoyed the trip and thank you for posting your review. Despite the low flows this late in the season it's still a beautiful river trip with enough white water to provide some action. Switching to our smaller 13 foot rafts for lower flows helps in this regard as well. Shane is always getting great feedback from his rafters, not only with his guiding but he also has a wealth of info to share. Maybe we'll see you in higher flows in the future and thanks again for joining us on the river. - Ralph at Apex Rafting
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    What an amazing experience for the first time river rafting. Went for my sisters bachelorette. Our guide Mike was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, made us laugh. Would def do it again and recommend this to everyone
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    Response from HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Revelstoke
    Responded 3 Sep. 2019
    Thanks Hanna! Mike said you were a fun group, glad to hear you had a good time. Thanks for taking time to post your review. - Ralph at Apex Rafting
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    Michael was a great and very experienced guide! He made our first white water rafting trip, as a family, lots of fun!!!
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    Response from HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Revelstoke
    Responded 30 Aug. 2019
    Thanks so much for your review! I'll be sure to pass along your compliments to Mike and the rest of our crew. Thank you for joining us on the river. - Ralph at Apex Rafting
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    This was a great day even with mother nature trying to freeze us!! Our guide Kobi (sp?) kept us warm with Aunt Ooma. Apex set up the rapids perfectly :) for a great experience. Felt safe the whole time and the family loved it. Apex supplied everything we needed and having
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    Response from HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Revelstoke
    Responded 28 Aug. 2019
    Thankfully back to nice hot days again after a couple cooler days. Thanks for posting such a nice review, it's sounds like you all enjoyed it. It's always nice to hear we were the highlight of someone's vacation, we're very fortunate to have Koby with us again this summer along with the rest of our crew. Our guests have been very happy with the level of service and care as well as rafting on such a beautiful river. Thanks again! - Ralph at Apex Rafting
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