Chilliwack River (Vancouver, Coast & Mountains):
km. (60 mi.) east of Vancouver,
is the Chilliwack River, the most challenging white water in the Lower
Mainland region of BC. This river starts at Chilliwack
Lake, flowing down the slopes to the valley floor and eventually
into the Fraser River. The diversity of the region makes it popular
with tourists and outdoor enthusiasts alike. It offers recreational
opportunities such as hiking,
biking, hang-gliding, wind surfing and white water rafting.
instructors offer courses in advanced moving water training on sections
of the Chilliwack River and it also plays host to international paddling
competitions. This river is graded from a class two to a class four
with rocks, boulder gardens, blind corners, haystacks, and surfing waves.
The canyon portion is steep and demanding.
adventure with a qualified and experienced whitewater rafting company
and enjoy the Picket Fence Rapid, Cable Pool, Boulder Run and the Race
Course. Several well known rafting establishments in the area specialize
in running this exciting and thrilling river.
Elaho-Squamish and Cheakamus Rivers (Vancouver, Coast & Mountains):
exciting whitewater rivers are found along the Sea
to Sky Highway, between Vancouver, Squamish
and the resort town of Whistler,
they are the Elaho, Squamish and Cheakamus Rivers. The Elaho and the
Cheakamus Rivers flow into the Squamish River, which makes its way into
and the Strait
of Georgia. All along the Highway 99
corridor are communities that cater to outdoor recreational activities.
First and foremost, this region, is world famous for the down
hill and cross country skiing
facilities at Whistler/Blackcomb. Others outdoor activities include
glacier skiing, mountain biking, back country hiking and camping, wind
surfing, horseback riding, kayaking and whitewater rafting.
Rivers range from class two and three, but during high waters they are
sometimes upgraded to a four. Depending on the river flow, the Elaho
has drops, mini-boulders, holes, boulder garden rapids, a few eddies,
high volume and the Big Wave. A smoother and technically easier run
describes the Squamish River, but it has Steamroller Rapid, holes, swift
flowing water and standing waves.
Cheakamus River is closed to whitewater rafting, however the lower section
is great for families. There are no big whitewater sections, just a
few small splashes to keep the kids excited. It's a wonderful trip for
anyone looking for a unique way to see the beauty of British Columbia.
The silent forests and towering peaks provide the backdrop throughout
the adventure and photographic opportunities abound. This is eagle country,
where you will often see black bear and deer in the area.
rafters and experts alike will enjoy top quality whitewater rafting
with established guides and outfitters who will make it exciting and
unforgettable. Enjoy a wild river run specially customized to fit your
abilities. Only a short drive from Vancouver, are the Elaho-Squamish
and Cheakamus Rivers, offering exciting white water rafting.
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