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

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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.

 

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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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Nikki & Debra - Kamloops BCSo much fun, loved every moment of this adventure, the guides were awesome, fun and very knowledgeable.Nikki & Debra - Kamloops BC
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
Howarth family, Cornwall, EnglandAmazing! Thank you so much. The guys were great with our kids and we will remember today. - July 29, 2014Howarth family, Cornwall, England
LisaWe thoroughly enjoyed it and were very impressed with your company and the people you employ (lunch was great too!) I hope to be back and I would certainly give IWE a five star rating to anybody else. - June 2014Lisa
Tara, Corey & Oscar - London, UKWow, what a great trip, we did “The Catch A Wave” excursion as our son is only 8 years old. Harry and Kenny were fantastic, Kenny got my son Oscar on the back of his kayak and had soooo much fun! Thanks for making a great morning for us!! We will recommend this trip when we go home & post it on my trips web page with company British Airways. Thanks again.Tara, Corey & Oscar - London, UK
Charlie Burt, Salmon Arm, BCGreat day, great friends, great staff! Awesome all around! Charlie Burt, Salmon Arm, BC
Big White Ski ResortIt'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
Cory - Mackenzie, BCBest time i've ever had in years!!! I hope to do it again.Cory - Mackenzie, BC
Kelli Hewin, Thompson Rivers UniversityThanks to your staff for an unforgettable experience! We came as a group from work & were very happy with how much help & patience we had from your front desk staff & the energy from the shuttle driver and guides!Kelli Hewin, Thompson Rivers University
Melissa - Grand Prairie, ABWicked 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