Connecting rivers, mountains and adventurers since 1992

Whether you’re looking for an end of year celebration, a private family trip, a unique stag or stagette, a team building retreat or an exciting way to launch a new partnership, a custom multi-day expedition in the stunning Elaho and Squamish River valleys is the perfect choice!

“We’ve run large trips with Canadian Outback Rafting many times for our clients and staff. Every time they are amazing and deliver an exceptional experience. Graham and his team are real pros at what they do. For fun or business, I’d highly recommend a trip with Canadian Outback to anyone!” ~ Igor T

  • Activity Level: Adventurous beginners.
  • Experience Level: No prior rafting experience is required.
  • Check-in: Start and end at our rafting resort at 12825 Squamish Valley Road. Transportation to our rafting resort from Whistler and Vancouver is available. Ask us for details.
  • Adventure Duration: You tell us!

Prices & Dates 

  • Custom pricing based on trip duration and trip options.
  • Please inquire with our reservations team for your customer departure date and price.

An epic Canadian wilderness expedition rafting experience

Customize your expedition by combining exhilarating white-water rapids with extraordinary views of the Coast Mountain Range, remote wilderness camping, multi-course gourmet meals, and a multitude of activities over two or more days.

This rafting adventure is an ideal experience for corporate groups, families with teens, and groups of friends looking for an in-depth adventure wilderness experience while in the Sea-to-Sky area.

Based in Squamish, British Columbia, we are in the perfect location near Vancouver and Whistler to arrange transportation to your chosen starting point. Get your energy up and adrenaline pumping while rafting on the Elaho and Squamish Rivers, hiking in the surrounding mountain range, and any other activities of your choice, then sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the local area as you settle in at camp in the wilderness under the stars and dig into a delicious meal.

To maximize your experience in BC’s wilderness, group sizes are limited.

For inspiration, take a look at the sample itinerary below

Day One

Begin your adventure with a scenic helicopter flight showcasing the stunning views of the Tantalus Mountain range and travel deep into the Elaho-Squamish Valley. After landing, hop on your raft to challenge the exhilarating rapids of the Elaho River, the same route conquered by those participating on our popular Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator white water rafting trip. Our talented team of professional river guides will teach you the skills necessary to maneuver through these exciting Class 3-4 rapids including the challenging “Devil’s Elbow” section, used for Mark Burnett’s world famous Eco-Challenge Adventure Race.

“My fellow guests ranged in age from 14-70, so it’s eminently suitable for first timers but thrilling enough to satisfy experienced rafters.” chique-chique

Along with some of North America’s most exhilarating rapids, your river journey will take you through approximately 20 kilometers of British Columbia’s most inspiring wilderness. Take time to appreciate your surroundings and enjoy the world-class scenery including old growth forests, towering glaciers, and stunning waterfalls that cascade hundreds of feet toward the river.

At the end of the Elaho Exhilarator route, we’ll continue our journey for a few more miles down the river until we reach our remote wilderness camp area. All your supplies for the overnighter will be packed tightly on our rafts. As you climb off the rafts and onto the sandy beach, you’ll be greeted by smiling camp staff with a filling spread of hors d’oeuvres. While you change into your camp attire, your guides will prepare you a delicious three course meal. Then all you’ve got to do is relax by the fire and absorb the stunning views of the region. As the night ends, the expression “getting away from it all” will come to mind as millions of stars light up the sky! For big city folk, it doesn’t get much better than this.

“We slept between the mountains, trees and glaciers and fell asleep while looking at the beautiful sky filled with stars. I’d like to thank the entire crew and especially Jean for a trip that I will never forget!” Inge-k1993

Day Two

Awake to the sound of the river, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a delicious breakfast. Your second day is where your imagination can run free. Talk to us about innovative and exciting team-building ideas and activities to explore the local area. Previous groups have opted for a jam-packed day of team-building on the island, hiking nearby mountain ridges, and sporting activities like mountain biking and ATVing.

Enjoy a final evening on the island, playing games, reliving the day’s memories and toasting to one more day of epic adventure.

Day Three

Your last river day will be spent floating down the calm waters of the Squamish River, a much more gentle and serene river. The spectacular sights this river valley has to offer will allow you to enjoy old growth forests, glaciers, dormant volcanoes, waterfalls, and a wide variety of wildlife, scenery that you’ll see in very few other regions. Depending on water levels, you may have the chance to swim through rapids, and showcase your sense of balance in some of your guide’s amusing challenges.

Following your exciting rafting trip we’ll take you on a short bus ride to our breathtaking rafting resort in the Squamish Valley. You’ll be able to change back into your own clothes, hang out and enjoy the stunning glacial views, challenge your fellow paddlers to a volleyball game and experience true Canadian Wilderness. Finish your journey at the Sea-to-Sky Gondola, where you can relax with your family and friends in the beautiful sunshine, hike one of the dozens of trails, take in the sights from the viewing platforms and suspension bridge, and enjoy a night-cap while admiring the sunset on the Summit Lodge patio.

“We had an unforgettable rafting and outdoor experience under the lead of Matt and team. We opted to fly in by helicopters which really adds to the experience! Camped on an island in the river and hiked the mountain ridges nearby. Matt is a legendary rafting guide and excellent chef. Ask for the curry! Matt and team, thanks for an unforgettable experience!” roden494

What’s Included

Canadian Outback Rafting provides everything you need for an incredible multi-day experience:

  • Instruction, training, and leadership from expert rafting guides.
  • Rafting gear, wetsuits, booties, life jackets, and helmets.
  • Dry bags to keep all your clothes and personal items secure and dry.
  • Transportation from our rafting resort at 12825 Squamish Valley Road to and from the river. Transportation from Vancouver and Whistler is available. Contact us for details.
  • Multi-course gourmet meals and snacks, all prepared fresh riverside by your guides.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages throughout the trip.
  • Selected custom activities such as a Gondola ride, Helicopter flight, ATV tour, Mountain Biking tour and more.

*Please note:  If practical, bring your own camping equipment.  We do have gear available for rent for a nominal fee if needed.

Take action! Give yourself a well-deserved gift of adventure.

Share your memories!  Post your pics & vids online.

Take home all the incredible action shots and GoPro video footage from your rafting trip.  It’s the perfect way to share (brag) to all your friends on social media.

  • An email link with all your action shots of you conquering the river for just $55 plus taxes.
  • GoPro video camera rental and hi-def footage of your rafting adventure for just $55 plus taxes.
  • Bundle and Save!  Get both the USB stick full of your pics and your GoPro hi-def video footage for just $90 plus taxes.

BONUS:  Purchase any of the above and get a $30 rafting coupon for you and each of your friends to use the next time you come out rafting with us!

Capture the moment to share with your friends and family for years to come!

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