Catch A Wave ~ Family Rafting

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

With 36 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: $109.00 + 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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Warren ForsytheStag Adventure – 2 days of awesome food, company, guiding and rapids. What an adventure! Loved it. 10/10 Warren Forsythe
Kinjal and FamilyFirst Trip of the year! And our first one ever! Thank you so much for an experience of a lifetime! Your kindness, hospitality, service, and warmth will never be forgotten. Thanks you Kenneth, Travis, and Harry for making this the best part of our trip.Kinjal and Family
Adrian & Natashea - AustriaAnother check on the bucket list, rafting, swimming and jumping from the rocks into the river. Great trip with great guides, Chris & Harry. Thanks a lotAdrian & Natashea - Austria
Janrine, Catherina, Sander, and Raymond from BelguimWe were a bit scared at first, but once we saw how professional and the fun the guides were we were quickly put at ease and had the best time of our road trip through Canada!Janrine, Catherina, Sander, and Raymond from Belguim
Mackie Family - UKThank 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
Chris & Kathrin - AustraliaAbsolutely wonderful, Great Trip with great guides. Thanks for the amazing time. Great addition to our Honey MoonChris & Kathrin - Australia
Nic, Terry, Lauren & Alex - UKThanks for a super experience. Our first family taster of river rafting – perfect for our 12 year old (Catch A Wave) – Crew were great and very knowledgeable and just the right amount of encouragement to get us involved. Thanks – will definitely recommend to others.Nic, Terry, Lauren & Alex - UK
Maureen & MattDiego was an incredible guide. We strongly recommend IWE to anyone & everyone! We look forward to coming back every summer! - August 2014Maureen & Matt
Tracy & Dwayne - Calgary, ABGreat 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
Bob SmithA 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