Wells Gray Provincial Park
Clearwater, BC, Canada
For over 30 years, Interior
Whitewater Expeditions has been whitewater rafting on some
of the most powerful and pristine rivers in British Columbia.
We are located at the
entrance to Wells Gray Provincial Park, in Clearwater, BC.
Stunning and magnificent, Wells Gray Provincial Park, where
most of our adventures take place, is 520,000 hectares of
pristine wilderness, with shimmering blue lakes, towering
mountain ranges, colourful alpine meadows, thundering waterfalls
and abundant wildlife. The Clearwater River runs right through
it, and it’s the route for most of our rafting trips.
Join us for unmatched
wilderness river rafting and multi-sport excursions in beautiful
Wells Gray Provincial Park. And, whether you prefer whitewater
rafting adventures or leisure raft trips, we offer something
just for you.
Check out our fun family
rafting trips, gentle scenic float trips, and wild whitewater
rafting adventures. Or spend a few unforgettable days with
magnificent scenery and multi-sport adventure on one of our
Check out some of our
Catch a Wave
- 3 Hours
Finally a trip that
children as young as 7 can enjoy. Catch A Wave
is so much more than just a raft trip. In many ways it can
be a life changing experience not just for kids, but for mom,
dad, and all family members. We've seen shy, reserved children
come out of their shell with newly-gained confidence.
Gone are electronic
gadgets, chores, and schedules. Our Catch A Wave
trip makes everyone a part of a team, all working together
to achieve a common goal. 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.
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.
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.
- 4 Hours
This “get in and rip”
trip covers some of the best whitewater rafting in BC. Our
new “Ready-Set- Go” gives you 14 km of Clearwater River that
definitely delivers the “wow factor”.
The trip starts at Granite
Canyon on gentle class 2 whitewater. Drift by towering canyons
and cliffs of ancient lava. The middle canyon is Mother Nature’s
natural roller coaster. At the halfway mark of the trip we
postage an unrunable section of river. All the boats and equipment
are taken around by trailer but you have the opportunity for
an easy 15 minute hike along the canyon to see why we portage.
This is a seldom seen, stunningly beautiful, 500 meter section
called Granite Canyon. Then, we meet up with the boats for
the trip down the lower canyon. Packed with rapids like “The
Wall”, “Tsunami” and “Buckaroo” it is the perfect ending to
your 4 hour adventure. Near the bottom of the canyon, you
can try body surfing in a class 2 rapid.
Addiction - 1
is our always-popular, awesome all-day raft extravaganza.
Experience a FULL
DAY of heart pounding thrills as you charge through Sabertooth
Canyon. Enjoy lunch on a beautiful sandy beach and get right
in behind a waterfall plunging 35 meters. If water levels
permit the guides will have the brave ones walking right thru
the heart of it. Glance up as you quietly drift by towering
canyons and ancient lava cliffs. Wells
Gray Park is being considered for “World Heritage Status”
because of the unique and wild volcanic features in the park.
is a summer tradition for tourists and locals alike. It is
a unique experience, unmatched in British Columbia with natural
splendor and sensational whitewater. This is an 8 hour trip
with everything you need supplied - the only thing you need
to bring is a healthy sense of adventure.
Ticket to Ride
- 2 Days, 1 Night
Our super exciting Ticket
To Ride overnight trip. Exhilarating whitewater, breathtaking
scenery, mind blowing hikes to some of the most stunning vistas
make this is an action packed adventure.
Experience two full
days of heart pounding thrills on one of the most exciting,
rip roaring rivers in BC. Ticket To Ride is a
rare combination of hiking and rafting, scenic beauty and
outdoor adventure. It is two action packed days on one of
the last big volume, free owing, rivers of its kind in the
Pacific Northwest. The combination of world class whitewater
and exhilarating hikes make this an adventurers dream come
Did we mention the Gourmet
food? The menu is prepared by our own Red Seal Chef
and is delivered by a staff that takes pride in turning out
the best outdoor meals available.
Do You Believe in
Magic - 5
Days, 4 Nights
Wells Gray Park is a
magical place, the 3rd largest
wilderness park in BC, and 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. The
canoeing portion of 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 and, old growth forest
present themselves on this first day of paddling. Mahood Lake
is known for its warmer waters during the summer months so
swimming can be enjoyed throughout the day. Set up camp at
the end of the day on a sandy beach and see how amazing food
can taste when cooked over an open fire.
On the morning of day
three we leave the canoes behind and hike along the Mahood
River. What lies ahead is the immense chunk of wilderness
called Wells Gray Park. Late in the afternoon we arrive at
the confluence of the Mahood and Clearwater River. The most
adventurous part of the trip is about to begin.
For the next two days
are a combination of world class whitewater combined with
mind blowing hikes.
Do You Believe In Magic
is a unique experience, unmatched in British Columbia with
natural splendor, sensational hikes and rip
roaring whitewater rafting.
the World What Canada is About
Whitewater Expeditions was chosen by the Canadian Tourism
Commission to be part of their Signature Experience
Collection of companies; businesses that offer
tourists a Once In Lifetime Opportunity
while in Canada. We are one of only two rafting companies
in the country to make it into this prestigious group.
smaller groups and knowledgeable, capable staff who exceed
provincial safety guidelines are reasons Interior Whitewater
has set itself apart in the river rafting industry.
WHITEWATER EXPEDITIONS LTD.
73 West Old North Thompson
Clearwater, BC Canada V0E 1N0
Toll Free: 1-800-661-RAFT (7238)