© Hyak Wilderness Adventures
Since 1980, Hyak has hosted dozens of schools for their rafting adventures. Our 1 and 2 day school packages are a safe and exciting way to bond with your school friends. Build your own package to best suit your needs to include 1 or 2 days of rafting, meals and camping. We can also arrange bus transportation to and from your school.
SAFETY IS #1
Safety is the #1 priority when planning our adventures. Hyak operates to the highest degree of safety standards. We employ the finest river guides in the world, all licensed and certified. Hyak is a member of the BC River Outfitter's Association. This combination gives us the most experience in safety and knowledge on the rivers we run.
All participants are required to wear helmets and lifejackets as well as undergo a 30 minute safety briefing. Wetsuits are supplied at no charge.
On the Chilliwack River and the Upper Thompson River, Hyak’s paddle rafts are equipped with a rowing frame which allows the guide ultimate control while the students paddle and participate by helping to maneuver the raft down the river.
*Safety kayakers accompany all trips on the Chilliwack River.
On the Canyon section of the Lower Thompson River, we utilize our Power Rafts. These rafts are larger and more stable allowing the guide control of the raft with the power and security of an outboard motor. Our Power Rafts are the ultimate in safety while still allowing for the fun and exciting adventures of rafting!
CHAPERONES RAFT FOR FREE!
For every 10 paying students, chaperones will receive one free trip. School groups of 24 or more qualify for these great school package rates.
PICK YOUR DATE
To avoid disappointment reserve you date early. A $10 deposit per person will reserve that all important date for your group.
CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TRIPS THAT SUIT YOU BEST!
1. CHILLIWACK RIVER DAY TRIP
Perfect for schools in the lower mainland who want a great rafting experience without traveling too far. Located only 90 minutes east of Vancouver, it's the best rafting trip available close to Vancouver.
2. THOMPSON RIVER PADDLE DAY TRIP
This day trip includes 56 km of the Upper Thompson River from Ashcroft to Big Horn. Perfect for younger students, designed for groups who want a great river experience with a little less whitewater rafting. There is still action with some class 2 and 3 waves as well as great scenery including the great towering walls of 'Black Canyon'!
3. THOMPSON RIVER POWER DAY TRIP
May - September / Paddle: July - September
This day trip covers 40 km of the Devil's Gorge from Bighorn to Lytton. The Canyon section of the Thompson River provides 19 major rapids and is BC's most popular river trip. Ride the 'BIG' waves of the Thompson in one of our State-of- the-art-Rafts!
4. THOMPSON RIVER 2 DAY
Paddle & Power Combo: Available May - September
This 2-Day Adventure covers over 80 km through the hot desert country from Ashcroft to Lytton. Raft the Upper Thompson River in a Paddle Raft and the lower canyon in a Power Raft. This trip incorporates the best of what rafting the Thompson has to offer!
Price: $279.00 per student
BUILD YOUR OWN PACKAGE
Choose from any of our rafting trips and add meals as well as overnight camping to create your own itinerary to suit your group's needs!
Overnight Camping at Jade Springs: $9.00 per person, per night
Jade Springs is located near Lytton and overlooks the Thompson River Valley.
People rave about our food! Our theory is simple - Great Food and lots of it! We promise that nobody will go hungry on any of our adventures!
Lunch: included on all rafting adventures.
BBQ Dinner: $20/person
We have our own vans and school buses or we can arrange to charter a bus for your group. Give us a call and we would be happy to arrange and quote on your required transportation.