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Take a Fraser River rafting trip with the Discovery Centre
Flipping through some old family photo albums recently had me reminiscing about the many vacations that my family would take each summer.
Before the day of seatbelts, my sister and I would ride in the upper bunk of the camper and wildly wave to travelers heading in the opposite direction.
En route to one of our favourite camping destinations through the Fraser Canyon, at each bend we would roll from side to side, sometimes with a little extra enthusiasm, as we squished the other.
Oh the fun we had!
With the building of the Coquihalla it has been many years since I had traveled that section of the Trans Canada, but one trip last year and I was hooked.
I find myself, like Simon Fraser, charting new routes through the Fraser Canyon to get to my destinations, researching places to visit and adding to my growing bucket list the many things to see and do along the way.
If you think you already know the Fraser River based on what you see every day, think again. Not only does the Fraser Canyon provide majestic scenery and a drier climate, it’s rich in indigenous culture and colonial history.
And of course, rafting provides the ultimate adventure to appreciate this kind of setting.
Until last year I had no interest in rafting any river let alone the Fraser. But meeting the crew from Fraser River Raft Expeditions changed all that.
Our friend Archie Miller wrote about his experience, “… when it is your turn and you sit in the boat awaiting the journey, those moments are filled with anticipation, excitement and even a little bit of respectful fear. You hang on tight, the raft rises and drops, rushing water is everywhere. The experience seems to last forever but is over in a few moments. You’ve made it—amazing—when can we go again?”
Like Archie, I can’t wait to go again!
This is something everyone should experience, and if rafting the Fraser River has been on your bucket list, now is your chance to cross it off.
The Fraser River Discovery Centre is organizing a one-day rafting trip down the Fraser River from Boston Bar to Yale. Everything is included; from breakfast to dinner and the good thing is, we will do the driving so you can completely enjoy yourself.
Join us on Saturday, August 25 as we head to the canyon for some fun!
Tickets are on sale now, so book your spot today to avoid disappointment! Visit our website for further information.
• Cindy Sale is the communication and event coordinator at the Fraser River Discovery Centre.