Do You Believe in Magic?  Canoe ~ Hike ~ Pack-Raft

So much more than a rafting trip, it is an outdoor enthusiast's dream come true - a part of the Canadian Tourism Commission's "Canadian Signature Experiences Collection"®.

Nestled in the Interior of British Columbia is a magical place called Wells Gray Park. Established in 1939, it is the 3rd largest wilderness park in BC, larger than the state of Rhode Island and bigger than many countries in the world. It boasts the largest non-motorized canoe only Lake in North America and last but not least it is the entire water shed for the world famous Clearwater River. This is the backdrop for our award winning “Do You Believe In Magic” 5 day trip.

This trip offers a rare combination of canoeing, hiking, and whitewater rafting that mesh together in a wild and wonderful way. Spend two days canoeing and swimming on the warm and beautiful Mahood Lake. Enjoy lakeside camping and a peaceful hike through the forests along the Mahood River. Top everything off with a combination of world class whitewater and mind blowing hikes that makes the final two days of the trip an adventure seekers dream come true. We cram more adventure and jaw dropping natural beauty into this journey than you can ever imagine.
 

5 Days / 4 Nights


Wet your appetite for adventure on this five-day excursion that combines wilderness canoeing, exhilarating hikes and raging whitewater in spectacular Wells Gray Provincial Park.

ADULT: $2000.00 + tax

Minimum Age: 12 years 
Minimum Weight: 90 lbs | 41 kg

Class: II, III, and IV Rapids

Ask about gear rental (i.e. tents, sleeping bags, & sleeping mats).
Subject to availability.


Departs: 9:30 am
   

Spectacular Whitewater on the Clearwater River  
  • The trip starts in the Cariboo Mountains on the west end of Mahood Lake in canoes loaded up with enough supplies and gear for the next three days. Beautiful beaches, old growth forest, and excellent photo opportunities present themselves on this first day of paddling.
  • Once we reach the far end of the Lake at the end of the second day, it’s time to ditch the canoes and head out on foot towards the Clearwater River. On the way you’ll travel along the remote Mahood river where you’ll encounter stunning vistas of Sylvia and Goodwyn falls.
  • Keep your eyes open to view Native pictographs that exist along canyon walls in the Mahood valley, dating back as far as 3000 years.
  • By the end of the day you have reached your destination, "The Mighty Clearwater", and the start of your whitewater rafting adventure. This river is the culmination of an incredible concentration of waterfalls, rapids and chutes, probably the greatest in British Columbia. For the next two days, surrounded by towering canyon walls and spectacular waterfalls, you’ll experience some of the finest wilderness rafting the west has to offer.
There is no other whitewater rafting tour like this available in British Columbia. This trip was chosen by the Canadian Tourism Commission to be a part of their “Canadian Signature Experiences Collection”® as one of their once in a lifetime travel experiences in Canada.


Canoeing on Mahood   Hiking in Wells Gray Park   Camping on Mahood Lake, Wells Gray Park

This Trip is Ideal For:

  • Those looking to experience one of the most unique and exclusive multi-sport excursions available
  • No experience is required
  • Participants should be in good physical condition and able to carry a backpack weighing approximately 50 lbs (less for children).


You Are Invited To Come and Explore!

“Canadian Signature Experiences Collection® members include the best attractions that Canada has to offer and help show the world why our country is such an authentic and engaging place to visit,” says the Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism).
  Canadian Tourism Signature Experience

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The only multi-sport adventure combining wilderness rafting, canoeing & hiking in BC or Canada!
Explore Wells Gray Provincial Park: canoe Mahood Lake, hike to Spahats Falls, raft the Clearwater River.
Member of the Canadian Tourism Commission's "Canadian Signature Experiences Collection"

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Dan McPherson  Blue River BC One of the best things I have done in Canada so far. Thanks for the amazing experience. Maison, Sebastian, and Kayley are awesome. Dan McPherson Blue River BC
Dan and Marsha, Edmonton, AB Loved it, loved it, and loved it!! Great Guides, walking through the falls was so cool and the rafting was awesome! Thanks! Dan and Marsha, Edmonton, AB
Warren Forsythe Stag Adventure – 2 days of awesome food, company, guiding and rapids. What an adventure! Loved it. 10/10 Warren Forsythe
Allen and Kathy Bell Doug, We just wanted to drop you a line and tell you we missed being able to raft with IWE down the Clearwater River this Covid cursed year. Your decision to not operate because the restrictions put your clients safety in jeopardy was tough but so much who you are. We have done many whitewater trips, in Canada and away and yours is the only one we felt completely prepared us for every scenario before we set off. Your guides are superb, friendly and highly trained. Our favorite trip, Guaranteed Addiction (7 times!) can't be beat for excitement and thrills. Then the 5 day trip down the Chilcotin with you and your crew was such a great one we did it twice. When you reopen we will be on your doorstep, with as many family members we can bring along. Please post this in your reviews for us if you can. Thanks and see you next year! Allen and Kathy Bell
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.
Debbie & Gary Barlow, England Excellent trip, fantastic scenery. First time whitewater rafting, will be back for more! Debbie & Gary Barlow, England
The Richardsons - Kelowna, BC Fantastic “Catch A Wave” trip with the wonderful Harry!! Great geology lesson, thank you. The Richardsons - Kelowna, BC
Beth & Jeff - Michigan, USA We were a total “Drive By”and saw your billboard and decided to join the tour leaving in 15 minutes!! So glad we did, a total blast. Thanks Christina, Koby and Nevin. Great bime. Beth & Jeff - Michigan, USA
Melissa - Grand Prairie, AB Wicked awesome trip!! Couldn't have asked for better food, guides or equipment and definitely a better time couldn't have been had anywhere!! Experience of a lifetime. Melissa - Grand Prairie, AB
Lucy Thank you very much IWE for an amazing day! You took really good care of us and the team atmosphere out on the river was incredible. Felt like I gained three new friends by the end of the day. Lucy