Ultimate White Water Rafting Experiences in Whistler, Vancouver and Squamish

Canadian Outback Rafting

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Stags & Birthday Party Rafting Trips

The big day is approaching fast. You need a really fun stag, bachelorette party, anniversary party or birthday party idea to do together with your friends to celebrate. Something different. Easy to plan. Something sure to make memories and bring your social circle even closer together.

Take your party to the water with with an easy-to-plan stag or birthday party rafting trip with Canadian Outback Rafting, close by in Squamish.

TripAdvisor Stag Review“I had an awesome experience with Canadian Outback Rafting! Our guide, Will, was very knowledgeable and funny. The whole crew were very thorough with their safety measures and made me feel comfortable with my first time ever rafting. I was there for my buddy’s stag and will definitely call Canadian Outback Rafting when I bring my wife the next time!!” ~ Gary

The Bride/Groom/Birthday Boy/Girl Rafts For Free!

You’re a fun group. We are too. We’ll help make your VIP feel extra special with some classic Canadian Outback VIP treatment.

Dress the groom up like a pirate? Check. Buck the bride off into the river on our raft rodeo? Sure thing. Celebrate turning 19 by “driving” up front on the bow and getting hammered with rapids? Absolutely.

And the best part? Book a group of 10 or more on our regular departures on the Elaho Exhilarator and Cheakamus Splash trips and the VIP rafts for free. For our 2-Day Expedition trip, please contact us to see what special offer may apply.

We’ve got 3 great trips to choose from:

For an amazing one day adventure, our Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator is a fantastic choice.  If you want to really crank it up a notch to epic status, the 24 hour Rafting Wilderness Expedition is about as good as it gets when it comes to an epic summertime celebration. And for kids birthday parties, the family-friendly Cheakamus Splash is a great Vancouver birthday party idea. Learn more about these trips below.

All our stags and parties rafting trips start and finish at our rafting base at the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort in Squamish, a short drive away from Vancouver and Whistler. And the itinerary for your day on the water fits in perfectly with any plans you’ve got for post-rafting fun that night.

Watch Sarah and Aubrey from the Wedding Belles research stag and stagette ideas with Canadian Outback Rafting …

Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator

The Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator rafting trip is our #1 way to celebrate, and for good reason. It’s the PERFECT stag, stagette and birthday party activity idea.

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 and enjoy a few laughs as your friends scramble to stay on board.

Along with some of North America’s most exhilarating rapids, your river journey will take you through 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.

Anyone can participate in this rafting trip and no prior rafting experience is required.

This is white water rafting at its best, and the absolute perfect way to kick off an amazing day together.

“Amazing trip, professional staff, tons of fun!! If you make your way out to Whistler you have to check these guys out you won’t regret it. Always felt safe and didn’t stop laughing once. Thank you guys!” ~ rizk780

Add-ons you should consider:

  • Move your group to our rafting base in the style and comfort of a limo or chartered highway coach. Show your photos on the way back!
  • Invest in all the photos and hi-def GoPro videos from your day. Perfect for your wedding dinner slideshow!
  • Host an apres-raft at the Norman Rudy’s restaurant right at the raft base, or whisk your party up the Sea To Sky Gondola (just a few minutes away) for a beverage and food on their breathtaking mountain top patio.
  • Our rafting itinerary fits in perfectly with hosting the rest of your night back in Vancouver or Whistler. Or don’t go anywhere! Party in Squamish and stay overnight right at our raft base at the Executive Suites.
April 20 – September 29, 2019
Daily Departures
Weekdays at 9:00 am, plus 1:00 pm from Jul 13 – Aug 23,
Saturdays at 9:00 am, plus 1:00 pm from Jun 1 – Sep 29,

Sundays at 11:00 am
$149.99
April 20 – September 29, 2019
Daily Departures
Weekdays at 9:00 am,
Saturdays at 9:00 am,
Sundays at 11:00 am
$189.99
April 20 – September 29, 2019
Daily Departures
Weekdays at 9:00 am, plus 1:00 pm from Jul 13 – Aug 23,
Saturdays at 9:00 am, plus 1:00 pm from Jun 1 – Sep 29,

Sundays at 11:00 am
$149.99
Plus FREE groom/bride or birthday boy/girl
April 20 – September 29, 2019
Daily Departures
Weekdays at 9:00 am,
Saturdays at 9:00 am,
Sundays at 11:00 am
$189.99
Plus FREE groom/bride or birthday boy/girl

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

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!

  • 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.

TripAdvisor

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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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.  Jam packed into just 24 hours, we guarantee it’ll be THE highlight of your summer!

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

On the first day 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.

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

The next morning, wake 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.

Following your rafting trip we’ll take you back to our fully-equipped rafting base at the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort where you’ll be able to change back into your own clothes and enjoy the facilities at the resort including a full service restaurant and outdoor patio area. Relax with your family and friends in the beautiful sunshine and comfort of the resort.

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

“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

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!
  • 2018 Departure Dates: June 16, July 1, July 14, July 24, August 1, August 9, August 15 and August 25. 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!

  • 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.
  • Adventure Duration: 24 hours, over the course of 2 days and 1 night. Day 1 includes getting ready at our rafting base, 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 raft base. 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.

TripAdvisor

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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Family Friendly Cheakamus Splash

Reconnect with your family, friends and the great outdoors during a scenic Cheakamus Splash rafting trip with Canadian Outback Rafting. With fun splashy rapids and some of British Columbia’s most breathtaking scenery, everyone in your family will have a great time and make memories you’ll cherish together forever.

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.

This summer get out on the river … the Cheakamus Splash is a ton of fun for the whole family and a great option for your next birthday party!

“Amazing family experience yesterday on the Cheakamus River with Canadian Outback Rafting! I was nervous taking my 5 and 7 year old out river rafting but my mind was quickly at ease once I saw their smiles and saw the river wasn’t as wild as I’d envisioned. Staff were great and real pros. The experience was fun for all. I can’t wait to bring my kids back and make this a new family tradition. I highly recommend!” ~ Wendy D

April 20 – September 29, 2019
Daily Departures
Weekdays at 9:15 am, plus 3:00 pm from Jul 13 – Aug 23
Saturdays at 9:15 am, plus 3:00 pm from Jun 1 – Sep 29
Sundays at 11:15 am, plus 3:00 pm from Jun 1 – Sep 29
Adults (17+) Youth (5-16)
$109.99 $74.99
April 20 – September 29, 2019
Daily Departures
Weekdays at 9:15 am, plus 3:00 pm from Jul 13 – Aug 23
Saturdays at 9:15 am, plus 3:00 pm from Jun 1 – Sep 29
Sundays at 11:15 am, plus 3:00 pm from Jun 1 – Sep 29
Adults (17+) Youth (5-16)
$104.99 $69.99
  • 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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Share your memories!  Post your pics & vids online.

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!

Take action! Give yourself a well-deserved gift of adventure.

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