Why choose O.A.R.S. for your rafting or adventure vacation in Canada?
Canada's coastline is the longest in the world, and this humble nation of 33 million people is the second largest country in the world by landmass, smaller in size only to Russia. With more than 3.6-million square miles of landmass, and 151,485 miles of coastline, where, and how, does one begin a Canada adventure?
O.A.R.S. offers two unique vacations with activities that include whitewater rafting, sea kayaking and wildlife viewing to heli-hiking and multi-sport activities. In partnership with our Canadian partner, R.O.A.M. (Rivers, Oceans and Mountains), we are able to offer our travelers well-planned expeditions with unprecedented access to pristine wilderness environments.
Following a series of attempts to acquire a permit on the Tatshenshini River, in 2002 we partnered with longtime friend and operational partner, Brian McCutcheon, from R.O.A.M. In partnership with R.O.A.M., we are able to offer our travelers trips on ‘the Tat’ and to places that in some cases no other rafting companies dare to venture.
O.A.R.S. and R.O.A.M. have braved first descents down some of Canada's most untamed rivers, and we have also brewed up some peerless bravado on the luxury front. All of our trips through the heartlands of British Columbia are padded with pampering—elegant meals and all the amenities.
O.A.R.S. Canadian adventures are all but out-of-this-world, with wild whitewater well into the early fall, and geography that includes everything from 10,000-foot peaks to monstrous old growth forest to icebergs and salt-water fjords—all in the same expedition.
More than 450,000 guests have trusted us to take them to exotic locations worldwide. No matter where in the world we operate, we use top-notch, well-maintained equipment. Our experienced, well-rounded guides are personable and approachable, and of course, our Canadian guides are exceptionally polite.
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Join O.A.R.S. in British Columbia for a rafting, sea kayaking or multi-sport adventure in the wild and ancient frontiers of Western Canada
Do you dream of paddling your way through pristine moose, eagle and grizzly habitat? Would you like to soar over Canada’s glaciated Coast Range for a bird’s eye view of the British Columbia wilderness? Are you interested in the ultimate BC rafting on the longest stretch of commercially navigable Class IV whitewater in North America? Do you dream of Canadian fly fishing in crystal clear creeks with the promise of fat, feisty rainbow trout, bull trout and dolly varden? Do you like to play hard, but appreciate the finer things in life?
The rivers and coastlines of British Columbia and the landscapes that envelop them, literally dwarf famous waters elsewhere in North America. They offer ultra-diverse beauty and wildlife in breadths seen in few other parts of the world. From headwaters that often flow with ice-pack, some of these rivers pass beneath giant glass-blue glaciers, along horizons of endless temperate rainforest and storied high country desert, while others tumble into bays looming with icebergs. The legendary coastline teems with wildlife.
Canada’s beauty unfolds in breathtaking splendor on these BC adventures to the wild and ancient frontiers of North America. In the universe of O.A.R.S. outposts, this northern-most constellation is peerless. The Canadian National anthem boasts "true north strong and free." So too are their waterways and the epic escapes that define O.A.R.S. Canada Adventures.
O.A.R.S. offers two unique itineraries in Canada including: Rafting on the Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser Rivers and our ever-popular five-day multi-sport adventure at the Lodge at Chilko Lake.
Up in the North Country, amenities are of the highest O.A.R.S. standards, in wilderness of the grandest scale.