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Pack and Play on Harvie Passage- Pack Rafting introduction

Want to have fun on Harvie Passage and try out our pack rafts ? Our pack rafts are 1-person inflatable kayaks weighing just 5 lbs. An experienced guide will teach you the basics of paddling a pack raft at Harvie Passage.  The boat is so light you will easily be able to walk up and run the fun rapids many times!  Prerequisite: none. Includes: instructor, all packrafting gear.

Bow River, AB - Raft

This 2-day rafting trip is the perfect introduction to overnight tripping for families or anyone who wants to learn the basics of wilderness camping. At the pre-trip meeting the week before, we'll cover all the logistics. On Saturday morning we'll start paddling the scenic stretch of the Bow River from Fish Creek Park to Carseland, and spend the weekend enjoying picturesque prairie and woodland landscape. Prerequisite: pretrip meeting. Includes: guide, all rafts/group camping gear.

Kootenay River, BC - Raft

The Kootenay is a renowned stretch of river that has a lot to offer rafters, including exhilarating whitewater, scenic canyons, spectacular mountain vistas and wildlife sighting opportunities. This is a 2.5-day trip that is great to do with a group of friends or family. Prerequisite: none. Includes: guide, all raft/group camping gear. 

Rafting Expedition - Teens

Spend 3 days rafting one of the most popular whitewater playgrounds close to Calgary—the Red Deer River. A rafting guide will teach paddling strokes, water safety and how to navigate rapids as we tour downstream. In the evenings we'll set up camp and enjoy group meals and sleep in tents. Note: river choice is subject to change based on water levels. Camping is not at designated campsites and will not have toilet facilities. Required: check equipment list and additional information in the online event details. Prerequisite: ability to swim 50m while wearing a lifejacket. Must attend pre-trip meeting with a parent to discuss required items and cover meal planning (food is not included). Includes: paddling guide, all rafting/group gear, transportation.

Custom Rafting Floats

Customize a rafting group booking through the Outdoor Centre. Our raft instructor can teach your group the basics, then choose to relax and float or to learn about rescues, obstacle avoidance and picking the safest river channels. All gear can be provided by the Outdoor Centre. Fill out the Outdoor Centre Custom Group Activities Booking form to learn more.

Custom Whitewater Rafting

Get your group out on the whitewater of the Upper Red Deer River near Sundre! This river has exciting class 2/3 rapids with lots of waves and exciting drops at Gooseberry ledge, Jimbo's staircase and the S bend. We can help set up a custom trip—anything from fully-guided to just shuttle service between the put-in and the take-out. Please book 2 weeks in advance. For more information, contact our rafting guide Steven Wapple: swapple@ucalgary.ca.