Extreme Stoke? More like Extremely Soaked!

Transition times can be hard. Winter to Spring, Spring to Summer, pants to shorts. One thing that shouldn’t be hard is choosing to have an awesome time! With the Classic Extreme wrapping up, the Chilliwack Canyon is opening and getting ready to play! Break out those shorts, slap on some sunscreen and get ready…

Chilliwack Canyon season is sneaking up!

June 2nd AM Classic-60-2

June 2, 2018 PM Canyon


But what is Chilliwack Canyon season? And how is it different from Classic Extreme?

Good question.




The Classic Extreme is our extreme high water option. Early season, as the snow melts and the water level rises, the Chilliwack Classic fills with huge waves and fast water. The first time down, everyone gets used to paddling and getting wet… AND THEN… a second, optional lap of the last 4-km of continuous class 3 and 4 is offered for those keen and stoked. On this lap, we go full send and hit things hard- where “extreme” earns its name.

The stoke from Classic Extreme  is high and that definitely doesn’t go away on the Chilliwack Canyon trip!

June 1st PM Classic-40

June 1 PM Classic Extreme


As the river transitions away from flood levels to more sane water levels, we take the rafts down a completely different section of the Chilliwack river. The Chilliwack Canyon is 14 kilometers of continuous class 3-4 whitewater above the Chilliwack Classic. Like all great things, the Chilliwack Canyon can’t stay open all year. This prime extreme rafting trip is open during medium water flows and is sure to get you dreaming of being raft guide (one of us, one of us…).

June 2nd AM Classic-62-2

June 2 Pm Canyon

Like we said, transitions are tough and the river has a mind of its own. Some days the water is screaming Classic Extreme, other days it rumbles Chilliwack Canyon. To make the transition from one season to the next easier, throw on your zip-off pants and get stoked for a good time. There is only one season – the extremely soaked season!


Let’s Go Rafting

They said it would be fun. 🙂

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Trip Planning Calendar 2018

Trip Planning Calendar 2018

We are open year round at all water flows and have four adventures to choose from.  Have you tried the Classic Extreme,  the Chilliwack Canyon, or the Inflatable Kayak Adventure?

  1.  Chilliwack Classic
  2. Chilliwack Canyon
  3. Chilliwack Classic Extreme
  4. Inflatable Kayaking 

Check out the river forecast below to see an approximation of when which trips will be open to help you plan your Chilliwack River Rafting Adventure.

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Ps. Check out the first trip of 2018 below! It is never to early to raft the Chilliwack River.

Chilliwack River Rafting

January 20, 2018 Canyon Trip

Try Something New This Rafting Season

Many of our summer guests are already booking their favourite weekends for their private rafting parties.  Learn more about the four different whitewater adventures we host and use our trip planning calendar to find out when they are open.

Which Chilliwack River Rafting adventures have you done already?  Is there something new you would like to try this rafting season?

A stag group rafts the Canyon on April 8 2017

The Schipper groomsmen shred the Chilliwack Canyon on April 8, 2017.

Here are our four adventures that we host year round to reflect the river levels.

    1. The Chilliwack Classic Raft Trip
      The Chilliwack Classic
       is open year round and great for all ages and levels of rafting experience (see on calendar below).
    2. The Chilliwack Classic Extreme Raft Trip
      We had a short two-week season of The Chilliwack Classic Extreme in 2016, but are expecting a longer Classic Extreme season this year.  See when you can raft this trip on the 2017 calendar below. Keep an eye on our social media for some excellent videos and photos in the next little while.
    3. The Chilliwack Canyon Raft Trip 
      We had a long Chilliwack Canyon season last year with only a two week shut down due to high water when we run the Classic Extreme instead.  This year, the Canyon is predicted to open up around the last weekend of June and the first weekend of July. See calendar for more detail.
    4. The Chilliwack Inflatable Kayak Trip
      We started hosting the Chilliwack Inflatable Kayak trip in the first week of August 2016. This year, the inflatable kayak tour is expected to be opening up later.

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Mout Slesse from chwk river March 26th 07

2017 River Conditions Update

After a fierce, snowy Winter and a cool, rainy Spring, it might feel like nothing good will come out of the weather. Hang on a minute, the big, low-elevation snow pack has been melting slowly! This means that we’ve been running Chilliwack Canyon and Chilliwack Classic trips at July water levels. At the same time, the higher-elevation snow pack just keeps building. This summer will have world class whitewater rafting on the Chilliwack.

Reserve your seats online and ride the melt with us.