Ultimate White Water Rafting Experiences in Whistler, Vancouver and Squamish

Canadian Outback Rafting

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Outback Kids School Program

Looking for something new to replace your usual trip to the waterslides, Playland or Victoria? Join us for a unique full day activity that will give your students the opportunity to work together in teams, build confidence, develop trust, and have a lot of fun.

Your students will LOVE the Outback Kids Adventure Day!

“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 down river. The guides did an outstanding job of keeping everyone upbeat and feeling safe and positive. Thanks again for your part in organizing this event for our group. We look forward to doing this again next year.” ~ John Colbourne, Glenayre Elementary

Experiential learning at its best!

The Outback Kids Adventure Day in Squamish is a memorable and fun solution for your annual “Kick Off” or “End of Year” field trip for school groups of all ages and sizes.

Bring your students, teachers and parents up for a great day of fun adventures. Students will enjoy the morning working together in teams on SURVIVOR challenges seen on the popular TV series. Then, after a delicious lunch, it’s time for a scenic river experience on our kid-friendly Cheakamus Splash or our Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator rafting trip. Have a really large group? In the morning while one half are doing Survivor, the other half will raft. Then they’ll swap.

Just a short school bus ride from the Lower Mainland, our raft base is located at the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort. It’s the perfect outdoor setting for our Survivor challenges, and the restaurant, washrooms and changing facilities will ensure the day is comfortable for the students, teachers and parents, rain or shine.

Speaking of teachers and parents, a comment we often hear is just how EASY this field trip is for them. While our staff is working closely with the kids, the adults can just relax and watch, and for those who choose to raft, also enjoy a fun adventure in a spectacular setting.

The surrounding area boasts beautiful parks and scenery, so if you would like to include a night of camping please ask us for recommendations.

Not only will your students learn and have fun, but they’ll also experience an adventure of a lifetime – something they’ll always remember as a highlight of their year with you at your school.

“What a great way to start the year, by building connections between students, parents and teachers. The staff at Canadian Outback were friendly, informative, fun, helpful and always considered safety first. The students and I are looking forward to adventuring together again.” ~ John Buglioni, Scott Creek Middle School

Choose from our 2 Outback Kids Adventure Day options

“Survivor + Cheakamus Rafting” Outback Kids (all ages)

We’ll kick off their day with a series of age-appropriate neural and physical challenges adapted from the popular SURVIVOR television series. We’ll split your group into Survivor Tribes, with each bonding quickly by designing their own tribal flag and song. Then it’s straight into a series of fun and engaging challenges that will have them working closely as a team, cheering each other on, and celebrating success together.

Once the challenges are completed, everyone will reconvene back at the raft base for a delicious lunch.

After lunch it’s time to embark on the fun-filled Cheakamus Splash rafting adventure. 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.

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.

It’s an amazing day your students will cherish forever.

Watch Ecole Boundary Elementary students enjoy their Outback Kids Adventure Day with Cheakamus Rafting and Survivor …

Dates, Pricing & Details

    • Available Monday through Friday in late April to late June, and early September to early October
    • $70 + GST includes both activities and lunch*
    • All prices are per guest and valid for school aged youth groups (age 5-18 years)
    • Rates quoted are for groups of 25 students or more
    • 2 hour fully-hosted Survivor event
    • 30-60 minute lunch break
    • 90 minute guided raft trip down the Cheakamus River
    • Instruction, training, and leadership from expert rafting guides
    • Rafting gear, wetsuits, booties, life jackets, and helmets
    • A snack and drink on the river
    • One free adult pass for every paid nine students (rafting portion only)
    • All prices are in Canadian funds
    • Through our Outback Cares initiative we may be able to assist students in financial need. Contact us for details.
    • Additional adults just $40 + GST for  rafting, and just $15 + GST for lunch
    • Looking for a custom itinerary? Contact us for a quote.

*Transportation from your school to Squamish and back not included.

This is a full day event. Check in time in Squamish is 9:30 AM with a 10:00 AM Survivor start time. Lunch is at noon and the Cheakamus float trip begins at 1:00 PM. Finish and departure time from Squamish will be approximately 4:30 PM.

For larger groups we will split the large group in 2 with the first half of doing Survivor while the other half rafts, then swap for the afternoon.

Please contact us if you need to customize the itinerary.

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“Survivor + Elaho Rafting” Outback Kids (age 13+)

We’ll kick off their day with a series of age-appropriate neural and physical challenges adapted from the popular SURVIVOR television series. We’ll split your group into Survivor Tribes, with each bonding quickly by designing their own tribal flag and song. Then it’s straight into a series of fun and engaging challenges that will have them working closely as a team, cheering each other on, and celebrating success together.

Once the challenges are completed, everyone will reconvene back at the raft base for a delicious lunch.

After lunch it’s time to embark on the high energy, wet and wild Elaho Exhilarator rafting adventure.

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! It’s an amazing day your students will cherish forever.

Watch Argyle Secondary students conquer the Elaho …

Dates, Pricing & Details

    • Available Monday through Friday in late April to late June, and early September to early October
    • $110 + GST includes both activities and lunch
    • All prices are per guest and valid for school aged youth groups (age 13-18 years)
    • Rates quoted are for groups of 25 students or more
    • 2 hour fully-hosted Survivor event
    • 30-60 minute lunch break
    • 2.5 hour guided white water rafting trip down the Elaho River
    • Instruction, training, and leadership from expert rafting guides
    • Rafting gear, wetsuits, booties, life jackets, and helmets
    • A snack and drink on the river
    • One free adult pass for every paid nine students (rafting portion only)
    • All prices are in Canadian funds
    • Through our Outback Cares initiative we may be able to assist students in financial need. Contact us for details.
    • Additional adults just $70 + GST for rafting, and just $15 + GST for lunch
    • Looking for a custom intinerary? Contact us for a quote.

*Transportation from your school to Squamish and back not included.

This is a full day event. Check in time in Squamish is 9:00 AM for a 9:30 AM Survivor start time. Lunch is at 11:30 AM and the Elaho rafting trip begins at 12:30 PM. Finish and departure time from Squamish will be approximately 5:30 PM.

For larger groups we will split the large group in 2 with the first half of doing Survivor while the other half rafts, then swap for the afternoon.

Please contact us if you need to customize the itinerary.

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How to reserve your Outback Kids Adventure Day

As word of this unique program spreads throughout Lower Mainland schools, popular dates always fill up fast. Don’t be disappointed. We recommend you or your PAC reach out to us sooner rather than later to reserve your date.

Reserving your date is easy. A deposit of $250 will hold your school’s date, with final payment due 30 days in advance. Within 14 days of the event you may add or decrease numbers, however, due to staffing requirements unfortunately cancellations within 14 days and no-shows on the day of the event will not receive a refund.

Upon receipt of your deposit, we’ll send you an information kit containing everything you, your school and parents will need to know to fully enjoy the day and be informed about it.

We are always available to answer questions that will inevitably arise.

Take action! Give your students the well-deserved gift of adventure.

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