Ready-Set-Go! ~ Half Day Whitewater Rafting

There is no time like the present to TAKE OFF on a trip full of fast-paced whitewater rafting action. 

Going into our 39th season rafting on the Clearwater River in Wells Gray Park, Interior Whitewater proudly offers you an unparalleled rafting adventure. This “get in and rip” trip offers some of the best whitewater rafting in BC. "Ready-Set-Go" is an amazing whitewater adventure for rafters of all experience levels, packed full of powerful rapids that first-timers and veterans alike will be sure to enjoy.

You will work your way through thrilling whitewater against the backdrop of canyon walls and pristine forests, giving you a chance to experience Wells Gray Park from an entirely different angle. The breathtaking thrills and beautiful scenery are rounded out with chances to swim and enjoy a short hike to a massive Class V Rapid.

"Ready-Set-Go" is a summer tradition for tourists and locals alike. It is a unique experience, unmatched in British Columbia for over 38 years.
 

4 Hours


The trip may be compact but it is definitely not short on action! This is the perfect whitewater trip for people on a budget or time constraints. Raft top class whitewater and still fit other activities into your day!

ADULT: $121.00 + tax
YOUTH: $92.00 + tax
STUDENT: $105.00 + tax (with valid student ID)


Minimum Age: 12 years (10 in lower water levels)
Minimum Weight: 90 lbs | 41 kg
Class: II, III, and IV Rapids

Legendary Rapids: Mosh Pit, The Wall, M-87

Departs: 10 am and 2 pm

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Half Day Whitewater Rafting   The trip starts at the beginning of Granite Canyon on gentle class 2 whitewater. Glance up as you quietly drift by towering canyons and cliffs of ancient lava left over from a time when the Clearwater Valley was ripe with active volcanic activity.

The guides will do their utmost to fill your head with as much information as possible about safety as you enter the middle canyon. We describe this section as Mother Nature’s Roller Coaster!

At the halfway mark of the trip we come up against an unrunable section of river called "the Kettle", where it is necessary for us to do a portage. All the boats and equipment are taken around by trailer but you have the opportunity for an easy 15 minute hike along the canyon to see why we can't raft it! This 500 meter section is a stunningly beautiful area of Wells Gray Park seldom seen.

At the end of the trail we meet up with the boats and start our final leg down the lower canyon. This is the most consistent section of whitewater on the Clearwater River. With rapids like “The Wall”, “Tsunami” and “Buckaroo” it's the perfect ending to your 4 hour adventure! Towards the bottom of the canyon those with a healthy sense of adventure will have the opportunity to see what it’s like to body surf in a class 2 rapid.

Ready Set Go dishes out 14 Kilometers of pristine river, filled with whitewater that is nothing less than exhilarating. This is the perfect trip if you're looking to fit more than one adventure into your day while in Wells Gray Park. With over 38 years of experience on the Clearwater River, IWE continues to be the safe choice for you and your family.

Whitewater Rafting on the Clearwater River   The Kettle Hike in Wells Gray Park   Cliff Jumping on the Clearwater River

This trip is ideal for:

  • Those looking for an action-packed river rafting trip that still leaves time in your day to explore other adventures
  • Rafters seeking a bit of everything; the pristine beauty of Wells Gray park, a hike along Granite Canyon, and whitewater thrills
  • 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 "Ready-Set-Go" for your less than ordinary experience!
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Shauna, Kamlooops, BC So much Fun! Excellent & knowledgeable staff & the waterfall was absolutely stunning! A great adventure that has become a favorite to come back to year after year! Shauna, Kamlooops, BC
Mackie Family - UK Thank you so much for the most incredible trip!!! So, so, so much fun. Definitely our best day in Canada of this holiday. All the trip leaders were so fun and friendly, plus very knowledgeable – we felt very safe. Travis’s boat was the best, thank you everyone. 10/10 Briliant, cliff jumping was epic too!! Mackie Family - UK
Helen, Nick & Iggy, Kelowna, BC Thanks to the guys for a fantastic trip! The ride & the scenery was terrific, we'll definitely be back next summer for another ride! Helen, Nick & Iggy, Kelowna, BC
Howarth family, Cornwall, England Amazing! Thank you so much. The guys were great with our kids and we will remember today. - July 29, 2014 Howarth family, Cornwall, England
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
Veronica, Jeremy, Ethan, & Austin What an awesome family experience! Thank you to the guides, our boys and family have memories for a life time…we will be back! - August 21, 2014 Veronica, Jeremy, Ethan, & Austin
Chris & Kathrin - Australia Absolutely wonderful, Great Trip with great guides. Thanks for the amazing time. Great addition to our Honey Moon Chris & Kathrin - Australia
Linda and Terry Coates    England We loved the whole experience, the trekking, the rafting, the lunch, and the whole crew were amazing. This was the best rafting so far, we had rafted 5 times before. Thank you so much. Linda and Terry Coates England
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
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
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