Raft the Fraser Canyon

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Raft the Fraser Canyon

Join us for a unique way to see the Fraser River.

As part of FraserFEST, you can raft sections of the Fraser Canyon from Xatśūll (Soda Creek) to Yale, BC, between July 31st and August 8th. All trips are 1-day adventures ideal for people who would like to experience the Fraser from off-the-beaten track.

The Fraser River from Soda Creek to Yale has over 10,000 years of First Nations history. Extreme landscape vistas, turbulent waters, and wildlife sightings abound through the corridors of French Bar, Moran, and Siska Canyons. Evidence of the gold rush and ancient rock art are side by side in this rarely-traveled route. Sandy beaches, amazing lunches, and the relaxing pace of river travel are just some of the memorable highlights on this expedition.

To take part in a FraserFEST rafting adventure, you need to get a group of friends or co-workers together and sponsor a raft! There are a total of four day trips to choose from (click the blue + symbol for more information):

Xatśūll to Williams Lake Creek - Mon, July 31st

Take in stunning scenery while you enjoy a leisurely float on the currents of the Fraser River. Dangle your legs over the edge of the raft to trail your toes through the water as we drift along, or take advantage of an inflatable kayak or stand-up paddle board supplied on the raft.

Sponsor a raft: If your business, organization or group of friends is interested in sponsoring a raft, please read our sponsorship document for more details, and then:

Sponsor a Raft

What to expect: You can count on being awed by the scenery and indulging in a delicious lunch provided by Fraser River Raft Expeditions. In early August, you can expect typical west coast weather, which includes sunny and hot, but it could be overcast or even rainy; so best to dress according to the weather that morning.

What to Bring: Lifejackets and safety equipment will be supplied. Dress for the weather, i.e., brimmed hat and sunglasses if sunny, rain gear if raining. Sandals (with heel strap) or soft soled boat shoes are recommended. Bring a small backpack for your extra sweater or shirt, drinking bottle, and camera. Line your bag with a plastic bag or, if you have one, bring a small dry bag. Avoid cotton if possible and bring quick-drying materials instead.

[Link to Google Map to come].

Wild Salmon Feast: After your day of rafting, please join us for the FraserFEST Wild Salmon Feast In Williams Lake on Monday evening, July 31st. The dinner is included with the raft sponsorship, but you must register at least a week in advance of your rafting day. Register for the feast.

Lillooet to Stein River (Lytton) - Sun, August 6th

Join Xwisten First Nation Keely Weget-Whitney as she swims this section of the Fraser River! Long, fast-moving stretches of powerful water are punctuated by vistas of high canyon walls. Be on the lookout for big horn sheep, bald eagles, deer, and many other animals along the way. You finish your day‎ where the majestic Stein River meets the Fraser.

Sponsor a raft: If your business, organization or group of friends is interested in sponsoring a raft, please read our sponsorship document for more details, and then:

Sponsor a Raft

What to expect: You can count on being awed by the scenery and indulging in a delicious lunch provided by Fraser River Raft Expeditions. In early August, you can expect typical west coast weather, which includes sunny and hot, but it could be overcast or even rainy; so best to dress according to the weather that morning.

What to Bring: Lifejackets and safety equipment will be supplied. Dress for the weather, i.e., brimmed hat and sunglasses if sunny, rain gear if raining. Sandals (with heel strap) or soft soled boat shoes are recommended. Bring a small backpack for your extra sweater or shirt, drinking bottle, and camera. Line your bag with a plastic bag or, if you have one, bring a small dry bag. Avoid cotton if possible and bring quick-drying materials instead.

[Link to Google Map to come].

Lytton to Tuckkwiowhum - Mon, August 7th

The day starts where the Thompson River joins the Fraser, which is truly a sight to behold. The blue of the Thompson forms a distinct line in the Fraser before it mingles and mixes with the silty Fraser. You enter the Siska Canyon atop of whirlpools and eddies.

Sponsor a raft: If your business, organization or group of friends is interested in sponsoring a raft, please read our sponsorship document for more details, and then:

Sponsor a Raft

What to expect: You can count on being tossed around by rapids, being awed by stunning scenery, and indulging in a delicious lunch provided by Fraser River Raft Expeditions. In early August, you can expect typical west coast weather, which includes sunny and hot, but it could be overcast or even rainy; so best to dress according to the weather that morning.

What to Bring: Lifejackets and safety equipment will be supplied. Dress for the weather, i.e., brimmed hat and sunglasses if sunny, rain gear if raining. Sandals (with heel strap) or soft soled boat shoes are recommended. Bring a small backpack for your extra sweater or shirt, drinking bottle, and camera. Line your bag with a plastic bag or, if you have one, bring a small dry bag. Avoid cotton if possible and bring quick-drying materials instead.

[Link to Google Map to come].

Wild Salmon Feast: After your day of rafting, please join us for the FraserFEST Wild Salmon Feast at Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Village on Monday evening, Aug. 7th. The dinner is included with the raft sponsorship, but you must register at least a week in advance of your rafting day. Register for the feast.

Boston Bar to Yale (Hell's Gate) - Tues, August 8th

Hold on to your hats! This day of heart-racing adventure is sure to get you soaked even on the sunniest of days. Challenge the rapids at Scuzzy Rock, China Bar and the unforgettable Hell’s Gate. The grand finale is the roller coaster action of Sailor Bar Rapids, a chain of huge standing waves that we run several times.

Sponsor a raft: If your business, organization or group of friends is interested in sponsoring a raft, please read our sponsorship document for more details, and then:

Sponsor a Raft

What to expect: You can count on being tossed around by heart-stopping rapids, being awed by the power and fury of the Fraser Canyon, and indulging in a delicious lunch provided by Fraser River Raft Expeditions. In early August, you can expect typical west coast weather, which includes sunny and hot, but it could be overcast or even rainy; so best to dress according to the weather that morning.

What to Bring: Lifejackets and safety equipment will be supplied. Dress for the weather, i.e., brimmed hat and sunglasses if sunny, rain gear if raining. Sandals (with heel strap) or soft soled boat shoes are recommended. Bring a small backpack for your extra sweater or shirt, drinking bottle, and camera. Line your bag with a plastic bag or, if you have one, bring a small dry bag. Avoid cotton if possible and bring quick-drying materials instead.

[Link to Google Map to come].

Wild Salmon Feast: After your day of rafting, please join us for the FraserFEST Wild Salmon Feast at the Fraser River Raft Expedition headquarters in Yale on Tuesday evening, Aug. 8th. The dinner is included with the raft sponsorship, but you must register at least a week in advance of your rafting day. Register for the feast.

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