1. Be a kid again!
It’s really the perfect opportunity to let loose and relive those childhood memories of playing in the rain and splashing in water puddles. Except this time, you’ll be playing on a raft and splashing in the waves! Didn’t your parents ever tell you “you’re not made of sugar you won’t melt in the rain”!
2. Don’t let the rain wash your plans away!
It’s honestly a great wet day activity because, regardless of the rain, you’re going to get wet anyway! And really, what else would you do on a rainy day… stay inside? World-class climbing on the Stawamus Chief isn’t an option when the rock’s wet, and hiking to epic vistas only for the mountains to be shrouded in the clouds just isn’t the same.
3. See the river like you’ve never seen it before!
The water may be falling from the sky, but it doesn’t stop when it hits the ground… All that water flows into the many creeks feeding into our rivers, which means water levels rise. The rain water combined with the glacial melt result in fast flows and sizable rapids, and make for a totally different experience on the river! So if you’ve been on the river before at lower water levels, you’re in for a surprise! But don’t let the high water levels get your nerves jittering, our team of expert guides always stay on top of the changing conditions on the river. So listen up to their instructions and you’ll be right as rain!
4. Make the most of summer!
It might be raining, but it isn’t winter cold! The skies may be grey, water might be falling from the sky, but the air isn’t freezing yet! And to make sure you stay toasty warm, we provide you with all the gear you need; wetsuits, wetsuit jackets, splash jackets, booties, fleeces, etc… We have them in all sizes and colours! Not only that, we’ll also keep you paddling and moving around throughout the trip. No huddling around watching the waves go by, this is an adventure that keeps you in action!
For those sensitive to the cold, you can add some extra layers to your gear by wearing some thermals and polypropylenes. But careful, you want to avoid cotton at all cost!
5. Who knew rafting was so fun!
No matter the weather, our rafting trips are always an amazing journey to remember! There’s a reason why we’re rated the #1 rafting company in the area on TripAdvisor… actually there’s more than one! Have a read through some of those reviews and you’ll learn that the rivers of the Squamish Valley offer some world-class rafting and scenery. To top it off, we have some of the best guides in the biz with great local, historical and environmental knowledge, and most importantly extensive river and safety experience. They’re also just plain fun! At the end of the trip, you’ll go home telling your friends and family about the rafting trip that was the shining sun of your rainy summer!