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Canadian Outback Rafting

Connecting rivers, mountains and adventurers since 1992

2-Day Rafting Wilderness Expedition

Join us on an incredible 2-Day Rafting Wilderness Expedition in BC’s world-famous backcountry in the stunning Elaho and Squamish river valleys, just off the beaten path between Vancouver and Whistler.  We guarantee it’ll be THE highlight of your summer!

“We did the two day rafting trip. First day gave us plenty of adrenaline rush and, yes, the water is freezingly cold. Spending the night in the outdoors was great. They took care of everything. Second day trip was milder but even more beautiful than the first day. Guides are experts and extremely friendly. You could not choose a better outfit than Canadian Outback.” ~ Bonnie L

An epic Canadiana wilderness rafting experience

Jam packed into 24 hours, on our Rafting Wilderness Expedition you’ll experience exhilarating whitewater rapids mixed in with extraordinary views of the Coast Mountain Range with its many glaciers, spectacular waterfalls, and abundant wildlife.

This rafting adventure is an ideal experience for corporate groups, families with teens, adventurous couples, and groups of friends looking for a quick two day expedition while in the Vancouver and Whistler area.

Start your vacation in Vancouver, then integrate this adventure into your itinerary on your way up to Whistler!

To maximize your experience in BC’s wilderness, group sizes are limited.

“Fantastic way to spend a weekend outdoors!” ~ Aleida222

Day One

Together we’ll challenge the exhilarating rapids of the Elaho River, the same route conquered by those participating on our popular Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator white water rafting trip. Our talented team of professional river guides will teach you the skills necessary to maneuver through these exciting Class 3-4 rapids including the challenging “Devil’s Elbow” section, used for Mark Burnett’s world famous Eco-Challenge Adventure Race.

“My fellow guests ranged in age from 14-70, so it’s eminently suitable for first timers but thrilling enough to satisfy experienced rafters.” ~ chique-chique

Along with some of North America’s most exhilarating rapids, your river journey will take you through approximately 10 miles of British Columbia’s most inspiring wilderness. Take time to appreciate your surroundings and enjoy the world-class scenery including old growth forests, towering glaciers, and stunning waterfalls that cascade hundreds of feet toward the river.

At the end of the Elaho Exhilarator route, we’ll continue our journey for a few more miles down the river until we reach our remote wilderness camp area. All your supplies for the overnighter will be packed tightly on our rafts. As you climb off the rafts and onto the sandy beach, you’ll be greeted by smiling camp staff with a filling spread of hors d’oeuvres. While you change into your camp attire, your guides will prepare you a delicious three course meal. Then all you’ve got to do is relax by the fire and absorb the stunning views of the region. As the night ends, the expression “getting away from it all” will come to mind as millions of stars light up the sky! For big city folk, it doesn’t get much better than this.

“We slept between the mountains, trees and glaciers and fell asleep while looking at the beautiful sky filled with stars. I’d like to thank the entire crew and especially Jean for a trip that I will never forget!” ~ Inge-k1993

Day Two

Awake to the sound of the river, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a delicious breakfast. Your second river day will be spent floating down the calm waters of the Squamish River, a much more gentle and serene river. The spectacular sights this river valley has to offer will allow you to enjoy old growth forests, glaciers, dormant volcanoes, waterfalls, and a wide variety of wildlife, scenery that you’ll see in very few other regions. Depending on water levels, you may have the chance to swim through rapids, and showcase your sense of balance in some of your guide’s amusing challenges.

Following your exciting rafting trip we’ll take you on a short bus ride to our breathtaking rafting resort in the Squamish Valley. You’ll be able to change back into your own clothes and check out the photos and GoPro Videos shot on the trip. Relax while you enjoy the stunning glacial views, sit by the fire, or challenge your fellow paddlers to a volleyball game and experience true Canadian Wilderness.

“24 hours of a howling good time shooting Class 3-4 rapids, breathtaking scenery, and top notch guiding by knowledgeable experts” ~ chique-chique

Prices, Dates & Times

  • At just CDN$399.99 per person ($350.99 for groups of 8+), this is one of North America’s best multi-day adventure values!
  • All prices are in Canadian funds. $5 RRF fee and GST not included. Visiting from abroad? Check out exchange rates here!
  • 2019 Departure Dates: June 15, June 30, July 13, July 21, August 8, August 14 and August 24. Custom departure dates are always available.
  • All departures leave on the departure date at 1:00 PM and return at 1:00 PM the following day.

We think our rafting adventures are truly unique. However if you are comparing us with other rafting tour operators and find a comparable rafting trip at a better price, we will beat the best price you find. Just give us a call!

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What’s Included

Canadian Outback Rafting provides everything you need for an incredible 2 day experience:

  • Instruction, training, and leadership from expert rafting guides.
  • Rafting gear, wetsuits, booties, life jackets, and helmets.
  • Dry bags to keep all your clothes and personal items secure and dry.
  • Transportation from our rafting resort at 12825 Squamish Valley Road to and from the river. Ask us about transportation options for custom group departures.
  • A full salmon or steak dinner, desserts, snacks, and breakfast, all prepared fresh riverside by your guides.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages throughout the trip.

*Please note:  If practical, bring your own camping equipment.  We do have gear available for rent for a nominal fee if needed.

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  • Activity Level: Adventurous beginners.
  • Experience Level: No prior rafting experience is required.
  • Check-in: Start and end at our rafting resort at 12825 Squamish Valley Road. Transportation to our rafting resort from Whistler and Vancouver is available. Ask us for details.
  • Adventure Duration: 24 hours, over the course of 2 days and 1 night. Day 1 includes getting ready at our rafting resort, busing to the river put in, approximately 2.5 hours of rafting, plus a great evening with dinner at our wilderness camping spot on the river. Day 2 includes breakfast, a relaxing 2 hour float down to the take out, and a quick bus ride back to our rafting resort. On Day 2 we’ll have you back at our base by 1PM.
  • Restrictions: Must be 13+ years of age and weigh over 90 lbs.


Recent 5Star TripAdvisor unbiased traveler reviews of the 2-Day Rafting Wilderness Expedition:

“Mountains, trees, waterfalls, glaciers and lots of fun!” ~ Inge-k1993
I did the overnight rafting trip and it was amazing!! The rafting was exciting, especially with Jean as a guide as he lead us to all the fun parts of the river. We slept between the mountains, trees and glaciers and fell asleep while looking at the beautiful sky filled with stars. I’d like to thank the entire crew and especially Jean for a trip that I will never forget!

“So much fun!” ~ chique-chique
Just returned from the overnight white water rafting trip on the Elaho and Squamish Rivers with Canadian Outback Rafting. The company calls it a 2 day trip but it’s really 24 hours — 24 hours of a howling good time shooting Class 3-4 rapids, breathtaking scenery, and topnotch guiding by knowledgeable experts like Will who, in addition to keeping you safe, amplifies your experience with old Squamish legends and explanations of the geological formations around you. Can’t say enough about all the staff who are huge fun, but take seriously good care of all their guests, the salmon and steak dinner and 4 course breakfast being just two examples. My fellow guests ranged in age from 14-70, so it’s eminently suitable for first timers but thrilling enough to satisfy experienced rafters.

“Fantastic way to spend a weekend outdoors!” ~ Aleida222
The guides were outstanding– fun, knowledgeable, they were dedicated to making this experience a safe but memorable one. The meals on the overnight trip were wonderful– always enough food. The rapids themselves were more class 3– allowed for a fun not freaky trip. Wonderful experience overall!

“Squamish Staycation” ~ Lindsay M
As I am from Squamish myself and go on a lot of wilderness adventures, I wouldn’t have normally gone on this local rafting trip. However, my mom from the island wanted to visit and do something new so we booked for the 2 day trip.

Even though I have seen a lot of Squamish’s surrounding mountains, lakes, rivers and trails this experience was equally as memorable and twice as fun! I realized that I chose to live in Squamish for its outdoor recreational qualities so why go on vacation elsewhere when our backyard is so epic!

The trip was very relaxing with an overnight on a sandy island with gourmet food provided. The guides were extremely hardworking, inclusive, worked together well and always had smiles on their faces. They were also great at facilitating ice breaking between all rafters using the “You are more likely to save someone you know” tactic ;).

Our guide had a great sense of our boat members’ varying abilities and comfort levels. Although we were able to sit back and relax at times, we also learned paddling techniques and rescue skills. I was surprised that the rapids were more intense than I thought they would be.

This trip made me reconsider traveling elsewhere and to book more with the local tourism industry. Glad to meet some fellow local adventure seekers. I am super glad I went on this trip. Thanks for the experience Canadian Outback Rafting Guides!

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Take home all the incredible action shots and GoPro video footage from your rafting trip.  It’s the perfect way to share (brag) to all your friends on social media.

  • USB stick full of action shots of you conquering the river for just $55 plus taxes.
  • GoPro video camera rental and hi-def footage of your rafting adventure for just $55 plus taxes.
  • Bundle and Save!  Get both the USB stick full of your pics and your GoPro hi-def video footage for just $90 plus taxes.
  • For the ultimate experience, get a Pro Media Package including the trip photos, as well as a fully edited hi-def video of your rafting adventure for just $150 plus tax.

BONUS:  Purchase any of the above and get a $30 rafting coupon for you and each of your friends to use the next time you come out rafting with us!

Capture the moment to share with your friends and family for years to come!

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