Ultimate White Water Rafting Experiences in Whistler, Vancouver and Squamish

Canadian Outback Rafting

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Connecting rivers, mountains and adventurers since 1992

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Youth Group Rafting Trips

Over the years we’ve connected thousands of young adventurers with the amazing rivers in Squamish’s Sea to Sky Corridor between Vancouver and Whistler.

There’s something about a rafting trip that every adventurer, young and old, looks forward to. For most, it’s the opportunity to stretch your boundaries, get out of your comfort zone, and surround yourself with the natural beauty that is British Columbia.

Take your youth group on a spectacular youth group rafting trip with Canadian Outback Rafting. Our white water rafting trips are a fantastic memorable day out for Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, ESL students, and those in the Duke of Edinburgh Award program.

“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

Family-Friendly Cheakamus Splash (Ages 5+)

The child-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 younger youth groups looking for an adventurous 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.

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 everyone in your group!

“Did the Cheakamus Splash this past weekend and was blown away! Our guide was very professional and kept us laughing the whole time. We all enjoyed a few exciting rapids, a nice swim and breathtaking scenery. It’s an awesome adventure.” ~ expatmom2015

Prices & Dates

April 20 – September 29, 2019
Daily Departures
Monday to Friday at 9:15 am, plus 3:00 pm from Jul 13 – Aug 23
Saturday at 9:15 am, plus 3:00 pm from Jun 1 – Sep 29
Sunday at 11:15 am, plus 3:00 pm from Jun 1 – Sep 29
Adults (17+) Youth (5-16)
$94.99 $59.99
  • 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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Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator (Ages 13+)

The Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator rafting trip is our most popular teen youth group 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 buddies 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

Prices & Dates

April 20 – September 29, 2019

Adults (17+) Youth (13-16)
$129.99 $109.99
  • 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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Looking for an overnight rafting adventure?

If you’re interested in taking your youth group out on a unique overnight white water rafting adventure, check out our 2-Day Rafting Wilderness Expedition. During this trip you’ll experience an authentic expedition-style trip with two days of rafting, catered riverside dinner and breakfast, and overnight stay at our remote river campsite, complete with a sandy beach and stunning views of the region.

It’s a world-class wilderness adventure experience, so close to home.

Looking for a winter rafting adventure?

If you’re interested in taking your youth group out on a unique winter wildlife viewing rafting adventure, check out our Winter Eagle Viewing Float . During this trip you’ll get the unique opportunity to see and learn about the local bald eagle population surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls, Mount Garibaldi, and the Coast Mountains.

It’s a winter wonderland wildlife experience.

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 your youth group the well-deserved gift of adventure.

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