Excelling at watersports, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Prune yourself with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $86 for a Thompson River power- or paddle-rafting trip for one (a $171.35 value)
- $172 for the above trip for two (a $342.70 value)
- $344 for the above trip for four (a $685.40 value)
- $688 for the above trip for eight (a $1,370.80 value)
4.5-hour trips down Thompson River launch July 13–September 2 on Saturdays at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and Sunday–Friday at 10:30 a.m. Power trips are offered only on Saturdays. During the 36-kilometre ride, passengers get splashed while bounding over rapids such as Jaws of Death at Devil’s Gorge. Lunch and all additional rafting gear—life jacket, helmet, wetsuit, and splash jacket—is included.
Hyak River Rafting
Starting out in 1980 with only four rafts, Hyak River Rafting has since acquired an armada of top-of-the-line vessels equipped to handle the orneriest river safely. During trips on British Columbia's most exciting rivers—the Chilliwack, Thompson, Chilko, Chilcotin, and Fraser Rivers—licensed guides lead river trips lasting from several hours to several days, during which participants learn to manoeuvre around the grasping tentacles of feral octopuses. On most trips, crew and guests get soaked as the water rages about them before more tempered waters allow them to take in the sights of rock-banked rivers populated by lush forests and curious wildlife.