Rafting on the Illecillewaet with the Experts
Surrounded by the stunning Selkirk Mountains, the Illecillewaet is a tributary of the Columbia River and is fed by the Illecillewaet Glacier in Glacier National Park. River rafting down this beautiful winding stretch of river allows you to take in scenery that you would never otherwise get to see. All of our rafting trips are 4 hours round trip including 2.5 hours on the river rafting down 26kms of pristine whitewater.
Snowcapped peaks tower high above as you drift past Mt. Revelstoke National Park, famous for its huge cedar and hemlock groves and its vast array of wildflowers. There’s even the occasional wildlife spotting of black bear, mountain goat, beaver, bald eagles and an array of water fowl.
River flows will rise and fall throughout the season, but always offers a wet and wild ride for all abilities to enjoy. Celebrating 25 years as Revelstoke’s longest running river rafting company in 2017, know you’re getting the best service, safety and adventure the river and our guides can offer.
This is a term used when the river is pumping due to more water flow in the river.
High water typically occurs from mid-June to mid-July with the water from spring
melt off of the snow capped mountains and is the adrenalin seeker’s dream, but
can also happen in mid to late season due to heavy rainfall. Big rapids, rolling
waves and whitewater thrills make for an exhilarating ride!
The water is generally lower during the hot summer months, after the spring
melt has already occurred. Trips during low water still offer plenty of splash
but have the added pleasure of some scenic floats where you bounce along
river and can take in the spectacular views, soak up the sun and perhaps stop
on a beach for a riverside picnic and cool off with a swim.