Stairway to Heaven ~ Chilcotin and Fraser Rivers

We've found a way to make your journey to personal restoration not just possible but highly likely… Load some gear rafts and a dory with all the camping luxuries and fine cuisine you could want and join us for 4 days of whitewater rafting in British Columbia’s heartland.

From its source high upon the Chilcotin Plateau in the interior of British Columbia runs a River that is rich in cowboy history, gold rush folklore, native culture, and flows through one of the most beautiful areas in all of Canada. Mixed grasslands and forests, towering canyons, and abundant wildlife make this desert area an adventure seekers paradise. This is the backdrop for our 4 day “Stairway To Heaven” whitewater dory trip.

In between rapids there is time to glance up as you quietly drift by towering canyons and sandstone hoodoos that have been carved by wind and water over centuries. You'll have a chance to explore an old homestead, as well as take an outstanding hike to giant sand dune along the north side of the River. During salmon season, witness First Nations catching and drying salmon as their ancestors have done for thousands of years in this area. You'll see Gang Ranch country, Canada’s second largest active cattle ranch and one of the biggest in North America. Watch out for prickly pear cactus because this desert environment is one of the driest, hottest places in all of Canada.
 

4 Days / 3 Nights


Have you ever felt like you really wanted to get away? To feel like you were almost out of touch with the world? This may be just the trip for you, and there’s no 12 hr drives or long flights involved!

ADULT: $1875.00 + tax

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

Class: II, III, and IV Rapids

Legendary Rapids: Canyons like Big John, Farwell and a host of other fun rapids.

Departs: 9:30 am

   

 

Chilcotin River Canyon

 

You will experience ever changing environments and walk in the footsteps of the First Nations and explorers alike while the aqua blue Chilcotin River cuts its way through sagebrush cowboy country. The wildlife spotting is superb. We experience incredible sightings of Black Bear, Deer, Bald Eagle and the worlds largest protected herd of California Bighorn Sheep. Our indulgent camp hospitality will spoil you constantly and after the first taste of this trip you won’t want to go home… guaranteed! The days are quite laid back and relaxed on this Chilcotin River trip. We don’t have to get you up a dawn and push all day (unless of course you want to!). Its all about relaxing, enjoying the environment and experiencing the thrills the river offers around the next bend!

This whitewater rafting adventure ends on the historical Fraser River. This trip is the perfect combination of scenery, wildlife, culture, lifestyle and whitewater! You'll feel like you have the Stairway to Heaven!

  

Relaxing on the Chilcotin River   Dory Rafting in BC   Whitewater Rafting in the Desert

 


This trip is ideal for:

  • Those looking for a multi-day whitewater rafting and camping adventure on the Chilcotin River and Fraser River.
  • Rafters seeking a renaissance trip, breathtaking scenery, wildlife viewing, local culture, gourmet cuisine, and of course legendary whitewater! This trip takes Royal Treatment to a new level.
  • No experience is required.

 

Not the trip you're looking for? Check out our other offerings in our full lineup of rafting adventures

 

Unique BC whitewater rafting adventures | Breathtaking scenery, wildlife viewing, local culture, gourmet cuisine, & legendary whitewater rafting Whitewater rafting on the Chilcotin River and Fraser River

 

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David, Warren & Neb - Belgium We had a blast. It was a great experience in a wonderful place. You turned a rainy day into a shiny memory. Maison & Travis are wicked. They’re the best, thanks and keep rafting. David, Warren & Neb - Belgium
Hayley Wow! Such an amazing time!!! Thank you so much for keeping me entertained and laughing. Loved the full day tour. I would recommend it to anyone! Hayley
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
Adrian & Natashea - Austria Another check on the bucket list, rafting, swimming and jumping from the rocks into the river. Great trip with great guides, Chris & Harry. Thanks a lot Adrian & Natashea - Austria
Tracy & Dwayne - Calgary, AB Great ride! The waterfall was a great addition - great staff, thanks for an epic afternoon! 2 bears, 2 snakes, 2 bald eagles & butterflies, who could ask for more?!! Tracy & Dwayne - Calgary, AB
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
Kathy & Allen Bell We have done trips with several different companies and have found IWE to be the best. Your highly trained staff is very professional and the safety prep before each trip is so thorough that we feel ready for anything. In fact, we have ‘tripped’ with your crew six times already and would go on any excursion managed by your company, anytime. Kathy & Allen Bell
Karan and Jen Been rafting before but this blew it away! Amazing! Thank you all for a great time, we’ll be back! Karan and Jen
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
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
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