Join OARS for a rafting or multi-sport adventure in the wild frontiers of Western Canada

Do you dream of paddling your way through pristine moose, eagle and grizzly habitat? Are you interested in the ultimate British Columbia rafting experience on the longest stretch of commercially navigable Class IV whitewater in North America?

The rivers and coastlines of British Columbia and the landscapes that envelop them literally dwarf famous waters elsewhere in North America. Whitewater rafting in BC offers ultra-diverse beauty and wildlife in breadths seen in few other parts of the world. From glacial headwaters, these rivers surge through narrow gorges and along horizons of endless temperate rainforest and storied high country desert to the coastline—teeming with wildlife.

Canadian Rafting Adventure on the Chilko River


Canada Whitewater Rafting

Canada’s beauty unfolds in breathtaking splendor in British Columbia. In the universe of OARS outposts, this northern-most constellation is peerless. OARS offers two unique options in Canada including: Rafting on the incomparable Class IV Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser Rivers or base-camping it at our deluxe elevated safari camp on Chilko Lake for 4, 5 or 8 days of hiking, biking, rafting, sea kayaking, and horseback riding.

Up in the North Country, amenities are of the highest OARS standards, in wilderness of the grandest scale.


Why choose OARS for your rafting or adventure vacation in Canada?

OARS Canadian adventures are all but out-of-this-world, with wild whitewater well into the early fall and all of our trips through the heartlands of British Columbia are padded with pampering—elegant meals and all the amenities.

For more than 45 years, OARS has led travelers of all ages and abilities to some of the most stunning locations on the planet. We thrive on creating adventures that take you off the beaten path and away from the crowds to magical landscapes, rivers and coastlines. National Geographic, Outside, Men’s Journal and Sunset magazines along with NBC, CNBC, Forbes Traveler and have all recognized OARS for serving up some of the “Best Trips on the Planet.”


Canada Hiking

We have led more than 500,000 guests to some of the most beautiful places on Earth, never losing sight of one of our foremost goals: to make the joys of the world’s most wild and wondrous places accessible to everyone—no matter how experienced. Our guides are safety-conscious with extensive wilderness experience. OARS provides the best guide-to-guest ratio in the adventure travel business, thus ensuring your questions are answered and your concerns are given the personal attention you deserve. And, our team of friendly and knowledgeable Adventure Consultants are available year-round to answer your calls and help plan your Canada rafting vacation.


We care about the places we visit. OARS follows “minimum impact” travel procedures by traveling in small groups and avoiding areas that are under-managed or over-visited. We’re a proud partner of Leave No Trace and we actively train our guides and seek to educate our guests in LNT practices. Each year, in partnership with our guests, we actively support regional conservation efforts through voluntary traveler donations and fundraising events. Our offices in California and Grand Canyon are also 100% solar powered.

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