Family Friendly Cheakamus Splash

Rafting

Canadian Outback Rafting Company

Perfect family experience! As you travel the glacier-fed Cheakamus River nestled in old growth forest, experience the excitement of the gentle rapids and see a variety of birds, wildlife, waterfalls, and the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains of British Columbia. Reconnect with your family, friends and nature during this scenic rafting trip and learn about the Squamish First Nations history of the area. Discover your sense of adventure and love of the outdoors on this fun and memorable

What you can expect

Check in 15-30 minutes prior to your tour departure time at the rafting base - Executive Suites Hotel & Resort in Squamish. Here you will sign release of liability waiver, meet trip leader and have an orientation talk regarding the equipment. Change into your gear and jump on the bus which takes you to the river (approx 20 min) to the 'put in' point. Your trip leader will present a safety talk explaining everything you need to know about rafting and how to stay safe during your trip.

Let the fun begin with 1.5 hours of water rafting!

When your river journey ends, you'll bus back to the fully-equipped rafting base where you’ll be able to change back into your own clothes and enjoy the facilities at the resort including a full service restaurant and awesome fully-licensed outdoor patio area. Relax with your family and friends in the beautiful sunshine and comfort of the resort, and check out the photos and videos we shot on your trip

Duration

3 hours

To-bring

  • A towel and dry set of clothes to change into after the trip
  • Plastic bag for your wet clothes
  • Secure your glasses / sunglasses
  • Bathing suit, swim shorts, polypropylene long underwear, polar fleece, or a thin wool sweater under the wetsuit provided
  • Cotton is not recommended as it retains cold against the body

Weather requirements

  • Wear clothing appropriate for the weather and time of the year
  • Remember the river is glacier feed

Highlights

  • 10 km on the Cheakamus River with class 1-2 rapids - Some bumps and splashes
  • Perfect for young families and beginners
  • No prior rafting experience necessary
  • Free parking at rafting base - Executive Suites Hotel & Resort in Squamish
  • Instruction and leadership from expert guides
  • On river snack and refreshment provided

Notes

  • 8 people per raft, plus 1 guide
  • There are no lockers at the rafting base. Entire change area is locked when you are on the river and keys and clothes are secure in the change area
  • GoPro camera rental available for the day
  • Professional photographer captures your journey and a USB stick full of action shots will be available for purchase

Meet location

Executive Suites Hotel & Resort, 40900 Tantalus Road, Squamish, BC V8B 0R3

Driving directions

  • 40 min (54.5 km) via Sea-to-Sky Hwy/BC-99 S
  • Head west on Village Gate Blvd toward Village Gate Blvd
  • Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Sea-to-Sky Hwy/BC-99 S
  • Turn left onto Garibaldi Way
  • Turn left onto Tantalus Rd

Location

Restrictions

  • Must be 5 years or older and weigh minimum 50 lbs
  • All guests must sign a legal release of liability waiver prior to participating in our activities
  • Youths 18 years or younger require a parent or guardian’s signature.
  • The waiver must be dated for the DAY of the tour
  • If you have an injury or health concern, consult with your doctor before participating in this activity
  • Inform your guide if you can not swim and they will seat you close to themselves at the back of the raft
  • Anyone who has consumed alcohol or any form of narcotics prior to departure will not be allowed on the rafting trip and will forfeit any refunds
  • Respect others on the trip and if you must smoke then move away into the car park area and dispose of your cigarette butts respectfully

Cancellation / Refund

  • Refunds will not be given for cancellations made within 7 days of your departure date
  • For bookings made outside of 7 days prior to departure, a river rafting cancellation refund guarantee can be purchased at time of booking for $10 + tax per person
  • This guarantee allows you to cancel your rafting trip up to 24 hours in advance of your departure and still receive a full refund
  • Without the rafting cancellation refund guarantee this adventure is non-refundable within 7 days of departure, 2 weeks non-refundable for group bookings of 10 or more people
  • All amendments to individual bookings are subject to a $25 non refundable amendment fee per booking
  • Trips run rain or shine. If the forces of Mother Nature are too great, making the river conditions unsafe to raft or there are any other circumstances beyond our control, the trip is subject to cancellation. In this case, your trip will be rebooked for another day or a full refund will be issued

When can I book this activity?

Available dates

Available days and times

You can book this activity at the following times:

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Number of guests allowed

No limit on guests number

Minimum time to book before

24 hour

Comments

  • $5.00 Regulatory Rafting Fee not included in prices shown
  • GST not included in prices shown
  • Price includes expert guides, rafting gear, wetsuits (optional), helmets, and snack and drink on river
  • All prices quoted are based on current 2017 rates and may be subject to change for the 2018 season

Regular rate

Adult (aged 17 – 85) $94.99 CAD
Youth (aged 5 – 16) $65.99 CAD

Groups of 8+

For groups of 8 or more there is a discounted rate per person

Adult (aged 17 – 85) $89.99 CAD
Youth (aged 5 – 16) $60.99 CAD

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