We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Electronic Voucher Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
Itinerary
Meet in the lobby area of the Regent Hotel in downtown Revelstoke. You'll begin by filling out waivers and having any questions answered. Your guides will then pick you up and take you to the gear room, which is equipped with several changing rooms.

You'll be given a wet-suit, wet-suit socks and a splash top. Fleece tops and neoprene gloves are also available for cooler days. For under the wet-suit, you should wear swimwear or a light pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Any tie on or strap on footwear is acceptable. Feel free to choose from a vast selection of "experienced" running shoes or bring your own. The river gear is machine washed after each use to keep the river gear hygienic, smelling nice and in good condition.

Once all rafters are suited up, the rafting bus will pick you up at the hotel. Drive through the historic Rogers Pass, 35kms east of Revelstoke, to river access below Albert Canyon. On the ride up, your guides will deliver a safety briefing and answer any questions.

Upon arrival, you'll be issued helmets and life jackets. A photographer will be following every trip. This is a great opportunity to get group photos. The guides take this time to rig the boats and safety equipment and divide the groups. Once at the riverside you are given an instructional/safety briefing to help prepare for your adventure and then you’re ready to go rafting! Time on the river is somewhere between 2 and 2.5 hours, depending on current river flows.

On the river, raft up to 25kms of Class II and III white water rapids. The boundaries of Mt. Revelstoke National Park provide a spectacular backdrop to the river. The Illecillewaet River runs through parts of Canada's only inland rain forest with the chance to see river otters, bears, deer, moose and bird life that frequent the area. Toward the end of the trip, enjoy more of a float and take in the surrounding beauty of the Selkirk Range.

The rafting bus will meet you at the Take Out. Enjoy a light snack of pastries and fruit while the guides load boats and collect life jackets and helmets. A short bus ride back will return you to the Regent Hotel. The guides will then gather the rest of the river gear.

You have the option to change back into your street clothes or go straight into the hotel hot tub for a quick soak. Back in the rafting office, everyone can watch a slideshow of their river adventure. You can purchase souvenir T-shirts and a USB of the day's photos if you wish.

Conveniently located in the hotel is the River City Pub, where you can enjoy a discounted meal. This is a great way to relax to conclude a fun day on the river with Apex Raft Company.
Locations visited
Apex Raft Company
Mount Revelstoke National Park
Overview
Enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Revelstoke area of British Columbia while river rafting down the wild and scenic Illecillewaet River. On this 4-hour round trip excursion, you'll experience an exhilarating adventure on Class II and III white wate. Ideal for families, first timers and experienced river runners alike. Share your sense of adventure and love of the river on this fun and memorable rafting trip.
Highlights
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All necessary equipment included
Filter reviews
70 results
Traveller rating
63
5
1
1
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
63
5
1
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsapex raftinghot tubthe riverwhite water raftinggreat photosawesome scenerysuper funfelt safegreat afternoonclass rapidsgreat triptop notchjoejokesgearwhitewaterblast
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 70 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Brilliant Experience!!!!!

This is such a great experience and so well organised. The staff are so helpful and friendly and make the day so enjoyable. So as well as battling the rapids our guide told us lots about the history of the area in the quieter moments...More

Thank Andrew B
HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Apex Raft Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and the river rafting Andrew. Thank you for your review and I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in Beautiful BC! I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff, they've been...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amazing guide and experience

Rafting with Apex and Neil (our guide) was such a great experience. We did it with the whole family (10 people of all ages splitted in 2 boats) and the only thing to remember is that everybone found it amazing. Even those who were scared...More

Thank Nicolas E
HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Apex Raft Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Nicolas we're so happy to share this river with you and your family. It's such a beautiful trip and it's always very rewarding for us to get people who are nervous about rafting but then come away having had a great river adventure. Truly our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great guide and Staffs!!!

We've had fun!!! Our guide Vicente was awesome!!! and John for giving us safety tips!!! Thank you guys!! Half-Day Whitewater Rafting with APEX is worth it. All Staffs are very accommodating.

Thank joenie2018
HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Apex Raft Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Joenie for posting a review. We do have a great staff here and feel very fortunate for it. I'll be sure to pass along your kind words of appreciation. - Ralph at Apex Rafting

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Experience!

Rafting with Apex is a must do in Revelstoke. We, a party of 6 left Calgary at 3 am for our 9 am booking. It's worth the drive and the price. Right from booking the trip the staff were amazing and friendly. for 4 of...More

Thank CJMCelias
HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Apex Raft Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey thanks so much! That's a great review and probably the longest ever drive for our morning trip. I'll be sure and let Jo know how much you guys enjoyed your time on the river, it's such a great level for families at this time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
White water rafting in Revelstoke

My wife, daughter and I booked the morning rafting trip and had a fantastic time. Some apprehension at first but we were put at ease by our trips professional guides, John, Mike and Neil. I think we travelled about 26km over 2 1/2 hours or...More

Thank 160rob
HappilyeverRafter, Owner at Apex Raft Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Rob thanks so much for the great review! We get our fair share of first time rafters here so the guides are all really good at putting folks at ease. It's always so nice showing overseas travellers a great Canadian adventure. I'll pass along...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Half-Day Whitewater Rafting in Revelstoke staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart...
1,392 Reviews
from US$164.50*
Vancouver North Shore Day Trip with...
577 Reviews
from US$121.40*
Victoria and Butchart Gardens Day...
124 Reviews
from US$152.17*
Whistler Small-Group Day Trip from...
407 Reviews
from US$113.60*
Vancouver City Tour Including...
356 Reviews
from US$82.30*
Vancouver City Sightseeing Tour
606 Reviews
from US$62.70*
Vancouver Tour Including Capilano...
83 Reviews
from US$101.80*
Vancouver City Tour with Vancouver...
17 Reviews
from US$61.10*