The Illecillewaet River
The Illecillewaet River is a rollicking white water rafting trip through Mt. Revelstoke National Park. This class 3+ river is characterized by big, splashy waves and rapids, and yet is not too technical or high-risk, so it’s still a great trip for beginners!
The Illecillewaet is a wild, pristine river starting in Glacier National Park, east of Revelstoke. We hop on the 'Chilly Illy' at Albert Canyon, 30km out of town, for an exhilarating 26km ride through gorgeous scenery and stunning sections of whitewater. It finishes with an epic water fight using our exclusive super-soakers! With FREE TRIP PHOTOS and freshly-baked snacks, this is an unforgettable trip of a lifetime!
Level: Beginner/Intermediate, class 3+, age guideline: 10+
Open: July, August, September.
Duration: 2 to 3 hours river time, depending on water levels.
4-5 hours total experience time.
Adults: $89 + tax
Youths: $59 + tax
6 or more, save 5%
12 or more, save 10%
18 or more, save 15%
Meet us at our rafting house AT your trip start time: 621 Victoria Road, Revelstoke. It's best if you arrive with a swimsuit on under your clothes and shoes that can get wet; we provide all of the rafting gear. If you don't have a swim suit, just bring a change of underclothes. We will register your group, and have you sign the waiver/medical form, go into our cool nautical themed change rooms to get into rafting gear, and hop on the bus. It's a 20 minute drive to the river, during which our guides will entertain you with a safety briefing laced with jokes! When we get to the river, we will check your life-jackets and helmets and then get you on the water! The guide sits at the back of the boat and navigates the boat while guests sit on the sides and paddle; you are the engine. The 26km on the Illecillewaet takes about 2-2.5 hours, depending on water levels. The trip finishes at the Greely Bridge, where you'll be served a tasted snack while the boats are loaded. Then it's a quick 10-minute shuttle back to change rooms! Be sure to ask one of our crazy river staff how you can get your FREE TRIP PHOTOS!