General Info

WHO CAN GO

We can accommodate people of all ages and physical abilities keeping in mind that all trips are not suitable for everyone.

Powered rafts are controlled by the guide who steers with an outboard motor at the rear of the raft. People are required to hang on with both hands through the rapids. With the ride not quite as rough at the back of the raft as the front, this trip is suitable for a wide range of people. Minimum age 8 years accompanied by an adult.

Paddle rafting requires people to participate and listen to commands from your guide. These trips can be a little more strenuous and demanding. Our minimum age for paddle rafting is between 12 and 15 years depending on the river, water levels and previous experience. Please inquire at the time of booking for suitability

Float trips are suitable for all ages 2 to 90 (no whitewater).

OUR GUIDES

Our guides are skilled professionals experienced in all aspects of whitewater rafting and able to deal competently with all types of circumstances. They will handle your trip with confidence and assurance from the moment you embark until journey’s end – you can put your trust in them. All our guides are fully trained in Wilderness First Aid and CPR and each one will go that extra step to ensure you enjoy your rafting experience in safety and comfort. They’ll be pleased to answer your questions about sights and places along the river, so count on them to add that extra personal touch to your adventure.

MEALS

All meals are made with healthy, fresh ingredients, expertly prepared by our guides. We are happy to accommodate any food allergies, dietary restrictions and special events. Just give us some advance notice and we will plan accordingly.

RESERVATIONS

We recommend reserving your trip well in advance. We work on a first-come first-served basis.

A 50% deposit with your reservation is required to confirm your reservation. Balance is due 30 days prior to departure. If you wish to join us on short notice, call ahead to see when space is available.

For reservations and information:

RATES

Groups
10 people or more: deduct 5%
20 or more: deduct 10%
40 or more: deduct 15%
Group organizers of 15 or more: ride free
Youth
16 years and under: deduct 10%

ACCOMMODATION

The Teague House
A historic bed and breakfast

The Teague house was built in 1864 and has been home to some of Yale’s most interesting and influential characters. The Teague House has a full kitchen, a large sitting room and three beautifully appointed bedrooms and is perfect for groups, couples and individuals. The house sits on one of the most scenic bends on the Fraser and one may relax on the covered front porch and enjoy the view. River, mountains, canyon and sky – all while enjoying the comforts and romance that only a 19th century home can bring. A full breakfast is included.

Cost: Singles $60, Doubles $70, Whole House $300. All prices + GST (5% tax). Prices in Canadian funds.

WHAT YOU NEED

Weather conditions vary along our routes, so we suggest the following to make your trip more comfortable.

You bring:

  • Bathing suit, shorts, T-shirt
  • Polar fleece, acrylic or wool top (warm when wet)
  • Wind-proof rain jacket and pants
  • Running shoes and wool socks
  • Sun screen (or sun block), brimmed hat and sunglasses
  • Retainer or string for glasses
  • Camera
  • Complete change of clothes for end of trip

Overnight, add:

  • Sleeping bag and tent (we have these for rent – see below)
  • Warm jacket
  • Personal toiletries

We provide:

  • Return transportation from rendezvous point
  • Life jackets and safety equipment
  • On paddle trips: helmets, wetsuits and booties when necessary
  • Waterproof bags
  • All meals, eating utensils and mugs
  • Action photos available

Rentals: (Please reserve ahead of time)

  • Two-person tent: $15 per day
    + GST (5% tax), prices in Canadian funds
  • Sleeping bag: $10 per day
    + GST (5% tax), prices in Canadian funds

DIRECTIONS

Yale base

Fraser/Nahatlatch/Coquihalla River Expeditions meet in the historic town of Yale, BC (allow 2 hours driving time from Vancouver).

From Vancouver, head east on Highway 1.

At Hope, take Exit 170, this is where Highway 1 exits off.

Follow the signs for the Highway 1 east through the town of Hope and up the Fraser Canyon.

We are about 23 km from Hope, 1 km west of Yale on the right side of Highway 1.

We have signs at each end of our property (Fraser River Raft Expeditions).

Look for a big building with a red metal roof and cedar siding.

Turn right and go down our driveway. The Teague House B&B is at our base.

For our one-day Fraser trip we meet at our base at 1 km before Yale (allow 2 hours driving time from Vancouver).

Thompson Base

Thompson River Expeditions meet in Lytton, BC (allow 3 hours driving time from Vancouver).

From Vancouver, head east on Highway 1.

At Hope, take Exit 170, this is where Highway 1 exits off.

Follow the signs for the Highway 1 east through the town of Hope and up the Fraser Canyon. You will pass through Yale and Boston Bar, Lytton is the next town.

At Lytton, turn left and head down the hill into the town.

Follow the signs for the Lytton-Lillooet Hwy # 12 and cross over the bridge.

Immediately after the bridge turn right at a series of old buildings which will look familiar to fans of the movie “The Pledge” as they were built for the movie.

Our office is beside these buildings, at the G’wsep Gas Station.

LIABILITY

Fraser River Raft Expeditions Ltd. maintains an excellent safety record offering raft trips on some of B.C.’s most challenging rivers. However, due to the nature of this activity, these trips do involve personal risk. Fraser River Raft Expeditions Ltd. assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each rider to sign a liability release and an assumption of risk form prior to departure.


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