Catch A Wave ~ Family Rafting

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

With 38 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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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
Alice, Lou, Flo Amazing trip, above all expectations. We would recommend this to everybody! Greetings from 3 Belgium girls. Alice, Lou, Flo
Sharon Allen, New Brunswick What a wonderful experience, awesome guides. I'm coming back! Don't know when, but I may be hooked on whitewater!! Sharon Allen, New Brunswick
Kurt, Heleen & Jasmijn - Belgium This will remain an unforgettable experience during our first trip in Canada. More, I believe it will become an unforgettable experience in our lifetime. Kurt, Heleen & Jasmijn - Belgium
The Richardsons - Kelowna, BC Fantastic “Catch A Wave” trip with the wonderful Harry!! Great geology lesson, thank you. The Richardsons - Kelowna, BC
Thompson Family - Kamloops, BC Had a great day out on the water. What a Blast, our kids 7 & 9 loved the trip with Simon and Travis. Professional, good lads and great fun and very informative. Thompson Family - Kamloops, BC
Tracy & Eric - Scotland Buzzing!! One of the best experiences in our lives!! Loved it. Tracy & Eric - Scotland
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
Hannah, U.K. A truly amazing experience. Such a variety—going under the waterfall was amazing—can’t believe I did that! Such a friendly, welcoming team. Thank you! - July 20, 2014 Hannah, U.K.
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
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