Do You Believe in Magic? - Canoe ~ Hike ~ 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: $1650.00 + tax

Minimum Age: 12 years (10 in lower water levels)
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

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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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The Roxburn Family - Oxford, UK Had an amazing trip with Travis – it was so fun and adrenaline fueled. Thanks for such a good few hours. The Roxburn Family - Oxford, UK
Hanna I’d never done river rafting before and I think it was the best thing in my whole life! If I could I would come every day Hanna
Heather Wilson This was by far the most incredible trip ever! The guides were amazing and I loved the scenery. Thanks you so much! Heather Wilson
Katja & Lis - Germany OMG! we had soooo much fun; we were laughing thru the big waves... for sure one of the best days I've ever spent!! Thanks for this wonderful day full of adventures!! Katja & Lis - Germany
Manuel & Marc - Germany Definitely one of the most amazing experiences in contact with with such majestic nature scenery I have ever had the chance to live. The crew was absolutely professional and friendly. We had the chance to experience Canada and its cultural diversity in one single team and that makes the difference. We are coming back! Thanks for the amazing ride! Manuel & Marc - Germany
Fiona - Dublin, Ireland Brilliant 5 days! Each one different and great in it's own was - thanks for taking such good care of us! Fiona - Dublin, Ireland
Maureen & Matt Diego was an incredible guide. We strongly recommend IWE to anyone & everyone! We look forward to coming back every summer! - August 2014 Maureen & Matt
Kinjal and Family First 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
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
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