Illecillewaet River Rafting


Apex Raft Company

Surrounded by the stunning Selkirk Mountains, the Illecillewaet is a tributary of the Columbia River and is fed by the Illecillewaet Glacier in Glacier National Park. River rafting down this beautiful winding stretch of river allows you to take in scenery that you would never otherwise get to see. Enjoy river rafting down 24kms of pristine whitewater.

What you can expect

Meet in the lobby area of the Regent Hotel in downtown Revelstoke
Get the paper work out of the way - Sign release/waiver prior to the trip
The rafting bus will pick you up at the hotel and take you 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.
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.
After your river adventure, 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.
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 a USB of the day’s photos if you wish.


4 hours


  • Shorts or a bathing suit
  • •A towel
  • Running shoes or strap on sports sandals – we also have a variety of “experienced rafting footwear” available for guests
  • Glasses can be worn at your own risk and should be fastened with a steap
  • Bring warm clothes when its cold and to warm up after rafting
  • A toque or hat for colder days, to wear under the helmet
  • Sunscreen is great on a hot day
  • Everyone will be given a wetsuit, wetsuit booties, fleece and rain jacket along with a lifejacket and helmet


  • Pristine setting
  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Professional photographer on every trip
  • Over 20 rapids
  • Fun filled adventure for the whole family
  • All safety equipment provided
  • Refreshments and snacks provided


  • The entire trip is photographed, and photos are available for purchase. Most guests purchase these after the trip, and usually receive 80-100 photos depending on how large the group is
  • Please note that throughout June there will only be one trip per day commencing at 9.30am - In July and August there are 2 tours departing at 9am and 1.00pm
  • You don't need to be a confident swimmer, but should be comfortable around water. All rafters are equipped with whitewater lifejackets

Meet location

Meet in the lobby area of the Regent Hotel in downtown Revelstoke, 112-1 St E, Revelstoke

Driving directions

  • Apex is located at the historic Regent Hotel in downtown
  • Revelstoke one block east of the Grizzly Plaza at 112 East First St.



  • Minimum age varies with river conditions. In high water levels the minimum age to raft is 12 years but as the summer progresses the river will gradually have less water and can be suitable for younger children.
  • There is always the possibility that we may have to raise the minimum age on the actual day of the trip if river conditions have changed enough to unreasonably compromise the safety of younger participants. If that happens there will of course be no charge for anyone in your party who no longer wishes to join the trip.
  • Rafters 17 and younger must have a parent or guardian co-sign waver prior to raft departure.
  • The minimum weight to be able to raft is 50 lbs regardless of age.
  • All guests must sign a waiver prior to departure.

Cancellation / Refund

  • Apex Raft Company rafting bookings are non refundable if cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival date
  • Please note that if Apex Rafting cancels a rafting excursion for any reason a full refund will be given to the wholesaler to pass onto their client
  • 50% cancellation policy for no-shows

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

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Available days and times

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Number of guests allowed

At least 6 guests

Minimum time to book before

72 hours


  • All prices quoted are based on current rates and may be subject to change for the 2018 season

Regular rate

Adult (aged 17+) $99.00 CAD
Youth (aged 12 – 16) $79.00 CAD

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