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!
But what is Chilliwack Canyon season? And how is it different from Classic Extreme?
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!
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…).
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!