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Ready-Set-Go Rafting Trip on the Clearwater River

Highlights
  • Enjoy a whitewater rafting adventure in British Columbia's Wells Gray Park
  • Travel down the world-famous Clearwater River
  • Challenge Class II rapids
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Ready-Set-Go Rafting Trip on the Clearwater River
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Overview
Experience the excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure on this guided, 4-hour excursion. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time, then ride along at British Columbia's Wells Gray Park on the world-famous Clearwater River. Challenge Class II rapids including The Wall, Tsunami, Buckaroo and more. All the necessary rafting equipment, including a life jacket and helmet, are included.
What to Expect
Wells Gray Park is a wild and untouched wilderness area of over 540,000 hectares. It is currently being considered for "World Heritage Status" with UNESCO because of the unique and wild volcanic features this park has to offer. The River alone is something to behold. It is the drainage basin for the entire area of Wells Gray. Described by Richard C. Bocking in his book the "Mighty River" as one of the most dynamic tributaries of the entire Fraser River system. Clearwater River is the culmination of an incredible concentration of waterfalls, rapids, and chutes, probably the greatest in BC.
The trip starts at the beginning of Granite Canyon on gentle class 2 whitewater. Glance up as you quietly drift by towering canyons and cliffs of ancient lava left over from a time when the Clearwater Valley was ripe with active volcanic activity. The guides will do their utmost to fill your head with as much information as possible about safety as you enter the start of the middle canyon. This section is described as Mother Nature’s natural roller coaster. At the halfway mark of the trip you will come up against an unrunable section of river called the Kettle which a mandatory portage of the boats is necessary. All the boats and equipment are taken around by trailer but you have the opportunity for an easy 15 minute hike along the canyon to see why we portage. This 500 meter section is called Granite Canyon and is a stunningly beautiful area of Wells Gray Park seldom seen. At the end of the trail you meet up with the boats and start the final leg down the lower canyon. This is the most consistent section of whitewater on the Clearwater River. With rapids like “The Wall”, “Tsunami” and “Buckaroo” it is the perfect ending to your 4 hour adventure. As you drift down towards the bottom of the canyon those with a healthy sense of adventure will have the opportunity to see what it’s like to body surf in a class 2 rapid.
Ready Set Go is a summer tradition for tourists and locals alike. It is a unique experience, unmatched in British Columbia for over 30 years.
Reviews (25)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2018
Safety was their number one priority

From the moment you start your trip you become aware that this Company's number one priority is your safety. Even after briefing us on what to do in all disasters that could happen on the river like falling out or all getting tipped out we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Donald G
Reviewed 13 September 2018
We had much fun on our Yellow Submarine!

Fantastic trip with Top-Guides Simon and Luke and the world´s best bus driver Herrick! Lots of fun, wonderful nature, plenty of information about wilderness, the river and Wells Gray PP. Thanks a lot to the whole team - on the river or in the office...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rudi122
Reviewed 4 September 2018
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

My son and I recently rafted the Clearwater River with IWE. What an AMAZING experience. With Travis, Luke and Ellen as our leaders, the experience was over the top! Travis and Luke are obviously passionate about the sport and are eager to share with others....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nyree A
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile
Great experience

We took the half day white water rafting trip in Aug 18 with our 12 & 14 yr old boys. The trip was a great experience but not too challenging as to be off putting. The kids had a fab trip with the youngest one...More

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile
Such a fun day!

We had a great day visiting Clearwater and rafting the river with IWE! Our guide Jared was lots of fun and made us feel very safe. Would highly recommend getting out of the raft and floating the smaller rapids when given the chance. It was...More

Thank Rebecca D
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Linda D
29 April 2018|
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Response from Jason P | Reviewed this property |
Clearwater. Depot is in the town near Dutch Lake - you leave your car/RV here and they bus you to the start point . Rafting finishes at Clearwater a short bus ride back to the depot. Hope that helps! Enjoy.
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