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Exciting Grad Class Rafting Trips

Celebrate the end of your busiest and best school year together with all your friends out on the river.  Our Grad Class Rafting Trips up near Squamish and Whistler are a great way to cement bonds with your classmates forever.

And with three adventure packages to choose from, we’ve got something perfect for your students. Have a look and see which one you think will be the best fit for your school, then get in touch with us with questions and to book your group in.

It’s sure to be the highlight of your year.

“A highlight of the year & their entire educational experience.” ~ Glenayre Elementary
“What a life lesson! The best field trip…EVER!!!” ~ Scott Creek Middle School

The Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator … your ultimate Grad Class adventure!

The Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator rafting trip is our most popular gad class rafting trip, and for good reason.

Our talented team of professional river guides will teach you the skills necessary to ride big waves and catch air as you navigate down the Class 3-4 Elaho and Squamish Rivers. Your courage will be tested as you travel through the infamous “Devil’s Elbow” section of the rapids, as seen on TV’s famous Eco-Challenge Adventure Race. Depending on the water levels, you’ll also be able to swim through some small rapids, “ride the bull”, and enjoy a few laughs as your classmates scramble to stay on board.

Along with some of North America’s most exhilarating rapids, your river journey will take you through approximately 16 kms of British Columbia’s most inspiring wilderness. Take time to appreciate your surroundings and enjoy the world-class scenery including old growth forests, dormant volcanoes, towering glaciers, and stunning waterfalls that cascade hundreds of feet toward the river. If you’re really lucky you’ll get a glimpse of the local deer, beavers and bears which often stop by the river’s edge.

This is white water rafting at its best!

“The Elaho Exhilarator trip was perfect. The guides were very well organized and efficient, but without rushing their guests. The rafting trip itself was just the right length — not too long, not too short. Highly recommended.” ~ ScottF702

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Conquer the Elaho together!

Add-ons you should consider:

  • Come out with teachers and chaperones, or come on your own.  The choice is yours.
  • Build your rafting trip into the popular Victoria Day Long Weekend in Whistler.  It makes for a Saturday or Sunday you’ll never forget!
  • Invest in all the photos and hi-def GoPro videos from your day. Perfect for your grad slideshow and sharing with all your grad class.
  • Our rafting itinerary fits in perfectly with hosting a grad dinner after the trip back in Vancouver or Whistler.

Prices, Dates & Times

April 21 – September 30, 2018
Daily Departures
Weekdays at 9:00 am, plus 1:00 pm from Jul 14 – Aug 24,
Saturdays at 9:00 am, plus 1:00 pm from Jun 2 – Sep 30,

Sundays at 11:00 am
Adults (17+) Youth (13-16)
$143.99 $129.99
April 21 – September 30, 2018
Daily Departures
Weekdays at 9:00 am, plus 1:00 pm from Jul 14 – Aug 24,
Saturdays at 9:00 am, plus 1:00 pm from Jun 2 – Sep 30

Sundays at 11:00 am
Adults (17+) Youth (13-16)
$123.99 $109.99

*Prices are shown in Canadian dollars. A $5 RRF fee and taxes not included in prices shown.

**No Vancouver transportation available for the 1:00 pm departures.

  • Activity Level: Adventurous beginners.
  • Experience Level: No prior rafting experience is required.
  • Check-in: Start and end at our rafting base the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort in Squamish. Transportation to our base from Whistler and Vancouver is available. Ask us for details.
  • What’s Included:
    • Instruction, training, and leadership from expert rafting guides.
    • Rafting gear, wetsuits, booties, life jackets, and helmets.
    • Transportation from our rafting base at the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort in Squamish to and from the river.
    • A snack (Clif Bar) and drink on the river.
  • Adventure Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours of rafting, plus some time getting ready at our base and busing to and from the river. You’ll be back at our base approx. 5-5.5 hours after you first arrive.
  • Restrictions: Must be 13 or older and weigh over 90 lbs.

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Recent 5Star TripAdvisor unbiased traveler reviews of the Elaho Exhilarator:

“I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful whitewater rafting trip! It would seem that everyone, myself included, walked away VERY satisfied. One of my co-workers told me that this “was the most fun he’d ever had on a company outing”. That pretty much says it all. You guys rock!”

“The location of the rafting experience on the Elaho River is probably one of the most scenic in the world and the rafting is great!!

“For sure we want to come back! It was awesome and excellent and lots of fun and adrenaline-pumping.”

“I’ve rafted with other companies and Canadian Outback Rafting is by far the best.”

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Cheakamus Splash Rafting for Elementary & Middle Schools

The student-friendly Cheakamus Splash rafting trip is a half-day fun rafting trip that features small splashy rapids, outstanding scenery and lots of laughs. It’s an ideal outdoor activity for schools looking for an adventurous year-end or kick-off activity.

As you raft down the glacier-fed Cheakamus River between old growth forests, you’ll experience the excitement of gentle rapids and see a variety of birds, wildlife, waterfalls, and the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia. At the same time you’ll learn about the intriguing Squamish First Nations history, a key part of the history of the area.

Family-Friendly Cheakamus Splash from Canadian Outback Rafting on Vimeo.

Of course anytime kids get around water, you know there will be a water fight! Perfect the art of splashing others (you never know when the Splash Monster will rise out of the river!), and get a chance to cool off with a quick dip in the pure, glacier-fed, jade-tinted water.

This year get out on the river … the Cheakamus Splash is a ton of fun for the entire class!

“We took our 5 year old son on the family float trip down the Cheakamus Splash which was fantastic. The guides were knowledgeable, engaging and fun. It was a great day on the river and I highly recommend to anyone wanting a great kid friendly adventure in beautiful Squamish!” ~ campingCJ

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Prices, Dates & Times

April 21 – September 30, 2018
Daily Departures
Monday to Thursday at 9:15 am
Fridays at 9:15 am, plus 3:00 pm from Jul 14 – Aug 24
Weekends at 3:00 pm, plus 9:15 am from Jul 14 – Sep 30
Adults (17+) Youth (5-16)
$84.99 $50.99

*Prices are shown in Canadian dollars. A $5 RRF fee and taxes not included in prices shown.

  • Activity Level: Beginners. Perfect for young families.
  • Experience Level: No prior rafting experience is required.
  • Check-in: Start and end at our rafting base the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort in Squamish. Transportation to our base from Whistler is available. Ask us for details.
  • What’s Included:
    • Instruction, training, and leadership from expert rafting guides.
    • Rafting gear, wetsuits (optional on hot days), booties, life jackets, and helmets.
    • Transportation from our rafting base at the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort in Squamish to and from the river.
    • A snack (Clif Bar) and drink on the river.
  • Adventure Duration: Approximately 90 minutes of rafting, plus some time getting ready at our base and busing to and from the river. We’ll be back at our base approx. 3 hours after you first arrive.
  • Restrictions: Must be 5 years or older and weigh minimum 50 lbs.

TripAdvisor

Recent 5Star TripAdvisor unbiased traveler reviews of the Cheakamus Splash:

“Canadian Outback Rafting provided an excellent first rafting trip for my young family. With spectacular scenery, kid-friendly guides, and just enough bumps and splashes, this trip was a hit with kids small and big alike!”

“For sure we want to come back! It was awesome and excellent and lots of bumps and fun!”

“I’ve rafted with other companies and Canadian Outback Rafting is by far the best.”

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Outback Kids Adventure Day for Elementary & Middle Schools

The Outback Kids Adventure Day is a wonderful new learning experience for your annual “welcome back” event or engaging year-end celebration field trip for grade 4-12 school groups of 25-400+.

As you’ll see in the video below, this is an excellent upgrade from the usual trip to the waterslides, Playland or Victoria. It’s an engaging, interactive and inclusive day every student will enjoy.

Our rafting base, just a short drive away in Squamish, is the ideal setting for a field trip. Your students will enjoy the morning working together in teams on SURVIVOR! challenges seen on the popular TV series. Then after a tasty lunch inside the hotel, it’s time for a scenic river trip on our popular Cheakamus Splash kid-friendly rafting adventure.

“We had a great time. The staff on site were fabulous. They made the day an unforgettable one for our students. The Survivor activities were excellent. The rafting went very smoothly and everyone had fun splashing and paddling their way downriver. The guides did an outstanding job of keeping everyone upbeat and feeling safe and positive. The sun even came out for most of the rafting portion of the trip! Thanks again for your part in organizing this event for our group. We look forward to doing this again next year.” ~ Glenayre Elementary

For more details, check out our Outback Kids School Program.

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