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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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
The Kenaltys - Mississauga, Ont Amazing group of people to have an adventure that will be an everlasting memory. Above and beyond any and all expectations. Beautiful river, great guides, thank you does not say enough. The Kenaltys - Mississauga, Ont
Lucy Thank you very much IWE for an amazing day! You took really good care of us and the team atmosphere out on the river was incredible. Felt like I gained three new friends by the end of the day. Lucy
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
Rob, Kathryn, Hannah & Sam One of the best days out we’ve ever had! Many thanks to the whole team. Felt really welcome from the moment we walked through the door. Lovely friendly staff at the desk and a fantastic guide Diego. Hoping that one day we’ll be back. - August 2014 Rob, Kathryn, Hannah & Sam
Cobb Family - UK Many thanks for the excellent whitewater rafting. We are all safely back in the UK, but wishing we were back with you. It was our 1st experience & we all want to do it again. Such a brilliant experience! Cobb Family - UK
Jean Stoutenberg Thank you so very much for the amazing weekend. . When I booked the trip – I didn’t know exactly what to expect, but the weekend completely blew my expectations out of the water. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Jean Stoutenberg
Jordan & Dennis - UK Absolutely incredible experience especially the cliff jump. Watching bald eagle follow us down stream was also a sight to behold. Our guide Kristine was amazing and also the rest of the Team. Jordan & Dennis - UK
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
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