The Illecillewaet River is an exciting whitewater rafting trip in Mt. Revelstoke National Park through gorgeous scenery and wild sections of white water. This class 3+ river is characterized by big, splashy waves and rapids, but isn't too technical or high-risk: it’s a great trip for beginners! We start at Albert Canyon, 30km east of Revelstoke, and go for an exhilarating 26km on the river. It finishes with an epic water fight using our exclusive super-soakers! With FREE TRIP PHOTOS and freshly-baked snacks, this is an unforgettable trip of a lifetime!
Level: Beginner/Intermediate, class 2-3+. Age guideline: 8+** depending on water levels.
Open: June 21st - September 4th
Duration: 2 to 3 hours river time, depending on water levels.
4-5 hours total experience time.
JONES DISTILLERY: add-on experience! Extend the fun with a Jones Distilling tour and tasting - just one block from our Rafting Base. Group rrates not applicable to Jones Distillery packages.
TASTER: Tour & Taste $25 +gst
TASTER PLUS: Tour & Taste + cocktail $30 +gst
PERSONAL TASTER: Tour & Taste + cocktail plus choose from over 40+ botanicals to make a personal Botanical Bottle to take home with you.
Adult- $119 +5% tax
Youth- (age 13-16)* $99 +5% tax
Child- (age 8-12)* $79 +5% tax
*Age limit varies with water levels
DEALS: Staying overnight?
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6 to 12 = $107 + 5% tax (10% off)
12 to 18 = $101 + 5% tax (15% off)
Meet us at our rafting house 15 minutes before your trip start time at: 621 Victoria Road, Revelstoke. It's best if you arrive with a swimsuit on under your clothes and shoes that can get wet; but we provide all the rafting gear. If you don't have a swim suit, just bring a change of underclothes. You'll sign the waiver/medical form, go into our nautical-themed change rooms to get into your rafting gear, and hop on the bus. It's a 25 minute drive to the river, during which our guides entertain you with a safety briefing and jokes! When we get to the river, we check your life-jackets and helmets and then you get on the water! The guide sits at the back and steers the raft with oars, while guests sit on the sides and paddle; you are the engine. The 26km on the Illecillewaet takes about 2-2.5 hours, depending on water levels. The trip finishes at the Greely Bridge, where you'll be served a tasty snack while the boats are loaded. Then it's a quick 10-minute shuttle back to change rooms! Be sure to ask one of our crazy river staff how you can get your FREE TRIP PHOTOS!