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Reviewed October 3, 2015
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Reviewed September 12, 2015
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- C$65 for Rafting and camping package for one person (C$101.87 value)
- C$125 for Rafting and camping package for two people (C$203.74 value)
The package includes:
- A 2- to 3-hour guided run (8 km)
- Helmet, paddle and life jacket
- Wetsuit rental (until May 31)
- One night on the campground
- One drink per person (beer, wine or juice)
- A video and photo presentation
For over 31 years, New World Rafting and its expert guides usher thrill seekers through the Rouge River’s exciting rapids. With levels of intensity ranging from Class I beginner rivers to Class VI expert routes, raft riders may encounter the terrain’s various temperaments and calm flows while snuggled in a provided rented wetsuit. Waterways include the gentle gesticulation of the Family Rapids, the undulating waves of the Washing Machine, and the rocking white waters of the Confusion Rapids.
After a day of conquering currents, all participants can enjoy the New World Centre’s facilities, which include a swimming pool, hot tub, volleyball court, showers and forest trails. Standard life jackets and helmets are included.
Rapids: Young Rivers’ Thrilling Tantrums
Whitewater rafting is only possible on a very specific type of river—young, fast, and full of rocks. Check out Groupon’s guide to rapids to learn what to expect.
As long as there’s gravity to pull it, water will flow. Over time, as water flows, it erodes everything in its path, forming a big, calm river that flows quietly toward the sea. A younger river, however, lacks that patience. Only soft rocks break down easily, so the water instead does anything it can to get around the other obstacles, bending around and over the harder rocks that block the way. Particularly in fast, steep streams, these obstacles break up the flow of the water, causing it to fall, splash, and tumble over itself and capture tiny oxygen bubbles that look white as they crest. Functioning like a bunch of small waterfalls, these turbulent pockets are known as rapids—stretches of whitewater that challenge adventurers to navigate their rafts, kayaks, or horses safely through to reach the calmer currents below.
Of course, no two rivers are exactly the same—and even the same river can vary from year by year due to flooding, downed trees, and weather patterns that lead to changes in the water level. What could one year be classified as Class II rapids—with a wide, clear channel and easily avoidable rocks—could the next be a Class III, with irregular waves, a swift current, and tight passages that require complex maneuvering. The same trip can have rapids of different intensity, too, which leads to thrilling, varied rafting experiences. Just around the bend, the smooth, effortless flow of a Class I stretch can transform into a Class IV rapid, complete with large drops and stretches of continuous whitewater fit only for advanced paddlers.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Valid from April 25 until October 1, 2015. Must weigh at least 90 lbs and have some swimming abilities. Must sign waiver. Taxes are not included, applicable on the amount paid on Groupon. Reservation: required and subject to availability. To reserve, have your coupon on hand, call 800 361-5033 and mention Groupon. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.