Catch A Wave ~ Family Rafting

Finally …. A BC Family Rafting Adventure designed for kids as young as 7 years old.

With 39 years of rafting experience in Wells Gray Park, Interior Whitewater offers you our always popular "Catch A Wave" trip. A trip that children as young as 7 can enjoy, "Catch A Wave" is much more than just another family outing.  We’ve been told time and time again from parents that this trip was one of the most rewarding experiences their kids have ever had.

Gone are electronic gadgets, chores, and schedules. Our "Catch A Wave" trip makes everyone feel like they are part of a team, all working together to achieve a common goal.  Our safety conscious and informative guides will do their utmost to teach a little bit about the natural history and geology of the area as well as find time to go for a hike to a breathtaking waterfall or explore some old growth forest. The splashy whitewater we raft is at the perfect level of excitement to satisfy those more adventurous while bringing even the most hesitant young rafters into the fun! 
 

3 Hours


Family friendly rafting designed for ages 7 and up! Our newest trip is a wonderful way to enjoy an introduction to whitewater with lots of fun waves and splashes in a section of the lower canyon on the Clearwater River that excludes the more challenging areas of the whitewater. During this trip we will hike to a waterfall and include some games and a snack. Begins mid-July.

ADULT: $115.00 + tax
YOUTH: $89.00 + tax(16 AND UNDER)
Minimum Age: 7 years

Class: I & II Rapids

Departs: 10 am and 2 pm
This trip is available starting mid-July (depending on the water levels)

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Family Rafting on the Clearwater River, BC   On our "Catch a Wave" trip, your family will get a taste of whitewater action on the Clearwater River.  You will raft through plenty of exciting Class II rapids, perfect for younger kids looking for an adventure. A higlight of the trip is the short hike up to kid-sized waterfall where parents and children alike have a blast jumping through the falls and into the natural pool below. 

"Catch A Wave" is a unique experience whether you’re 8 years old, a teen, or an adult. It is a way to bond for parents and children, brothers and sisters, grandparents and grandchildren. But don’t just take our word for it, come and experience a family outing like no other from the best seat in the house—aboard one of our rafts on the "Catch A Wave" trip this summer.

IWE has strong safety policies regarding all trips. We have a minimum of two guides on every "Catch A Wave" even with as few as four guests. We stay away from the big rapids of the Clearwater River and operate the "Catch A Wave" trip on a section of river that is class two only. We start in late July when the levels have receded and the water and air temperatures have warmed up.  All participants are outfitted with a 3mm wetsuit for warmth as well as a fleece pullover, splash jacket, lifejacket, and helmet.


Family Fun at Candle Creek Falls   Enjoy the Clearwater River with the Family   Safety Conscious Family Adventure

This trip is ideal for:

  • For families with kids too young to participate in regular adult whitewater rafting trips.
  • No experience is required


Discover A Life Less Ordinary

That’s why the Canadian Tourism Commission has created the Signature Experiences Collection® – once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences found in Canada. They show the world what Canada’s tourism brand is all about. Join us on "Catch a Wave" for your less than ordinary experience!
  Canadian Tourism Signature Experience

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Kate & Rob Hunt, U.K. What a fantastic experience (even though I was scared!) Thanks for a great ride. - July 2014 Kate & Rob Hunt, U.K.
Bob Smith A big thanks to the team at IWE! You were the highlight of our visit to British Columbia. Keep up the great work, and we hope to return soon! Bob Smith
Fred, Jeannette, Max, Mikki--Family Bloem from Amsterdam We had two amazing days at the Clearwater River and I think we will consider these two days the best days of our 3-weeks holiday. Thankyou so much Simon, Luke, and of course Ellen for the lovely food, pictues, and driving. Fred, Jeannette, Max, Mikki--Family Bloem from Amsterdam
Fiona - Dublin, Ireland Brilliant 5 days! Each one different and great in it's own was - thanks for taking such good care of us! Fiona - Dublin, Ireland
Lisa We thoroughly enjoyed it and were very impressed with your company and the people you employ (lunch was great too!) I hope to be back and I would certainly give IWE a five star rating to anybody else. - June 2014 Lisa
Big White Ski Resort It's been a month since our exciting day on the Clearwater, but we are still talking about it! The entire crew at IWE made the Clearwater trip our favourite rafting company! Big White Ski Resort
Craig Hindle, Kirkland Lake, ON Always a great time. Today was awesome. Fantastic employees. Craig Hindle, Kirkland Lake, ON
Heather Wilson This was by far the most incredible trip ever! The guides were amazing and I loved the scenery. Thanks you so much! Heather Wilson
Owen and Tim Wood One of the highlights of my life. That was awesome. Thanks to our guides Maison and Sebastian and driver Kayley. Owen and Tim Wood
Darcy Seghers, Salmon Arm, BC Such an awesome all day trip—great guides and a lot of fun. Darcy Seghers, Salmon Arm, BC
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