BC Whitewater Rafting


The Thompson River combines powerful rapids with deep quiet canyons and the warm desert climate of B.C.'s interior.

Situated in one of the warmest climates in Canada, the Thompson is B.C.'s third largest river. The visually spectacular Black Canyon and the big, powerful rapids are features that only a river of this volume can produce. The Thompson is the ideal one or two day rafting adventure. Highlighted by the lower canyon with 27 exciting rapids, including the Jaw's of Death, Cutting Board and the Witch's Cauldron, the Thompson River is sure to awaken all your senses!

Thompson River Rafting

Day Trips     Multiday Trips


This is B.C.'s most popular river trip – and for good reason. The Thompson River combines big powerful rapids with deep quiet canyons and the warm desert climate of B.C.'s interior. A day on the Thompson will definitely be the highlight of your summer! Trip includes 4 1/2 hours of rafting, covering 36 kilometers of the best part of the Thompson, gourmet riverside lunch and all necessary rafting gear.



Dates: July 13 - September 29

All Thompson River trips depart from our Lytton base

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Sunday - Friday: 10:30 am, Return: 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am and 11:30 am, Return: 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm

Adult: $145
Youth/Student: $125
Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount

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Dates: Saturdays from June 1 to August 31 (available any day for groups of 10 or more)

Depart: 11:30 am, Return: 5:00 pm

Adult: $135
Youth/Student: $125

Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount

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Dates: Daily from July 13 – September 1

Sunday – Friday: 12:00 (noon), Return: 4:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm, Return: 5:00 pm

Adult: $129
Youth/Student: $125
Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount

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Double shot power paddle combo

Raft the Thompson's best rapids twice in one day including your favourites like the Frog, Cutting Board and the Jaws of Death! Spend your morning power tripping down the Thompson, then after lunch, challenge the rapids a second time in a paddle raft. Two unique rafting experiences wrapped up in one awesome day! Trip includes 5 hours of rafting, buffet lunch at half time, all necessary rafting gear and shuttles to the river from our Lytton base.

Dates: August 5, 11, 25, Sept 2, 7

Depart: 9:30 am, Return: 5:00 pm

Adult: $149
Youth/Student: $125
Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount

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Pic_t3Turn your day trip into the perfect summer weekend! Package includes a full day rafting adventure on the Thompson River with lunch, Saturday evening BBQ/Party and overnight camping. Features include an all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner with appetizers, carved-to-order roasts, boneless teriyaki chicken breasts, wild rice, greek salad, veggies, apple pie and strawberry shortcake. Dance to our amazing sound system on the outdoor dance floor, play volleyball or simply relax and hang out around the campfire. Jade Springs Campground is conveniently located just two kilometers from our Lytton base. Amenities include over 40 sites, RV hook-ups, hot showers and on-site convenience store.

Dates: Available every weekend from June to September

Paddle: $185
Power: $175
Youth/Student: $160
Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount

Theme Nights: August 17 - Pirate Party, August 24 - 70's Night

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Pic_t4This spectacular 2-Day adventure covers 80 km on the Thompson River from Ashcroft to Lytton. Trips depart every weekend from mid-July to mid-September taking full advantage of this region's hot and sunny summer weather. From Ashcroft to our private camp on "Fantasy Island" the Thompson boasts awe-inspiring scenery including the grandeur of Black Canyon's sheer lava walls. The upper stretches provide many playful rapids for those who wish to try one of the inflatable kayaks; always a highlight of the trip. We spend the night on Fantasy Island, a unique 5 acre island in the middle of the river. Here there is plenty of time to relax and set up camp while your guides prepare a fabulous gourmet barbeque, including special appetizers and fresh baked desserts. Following dinner spend an entertaining evening around the campfire under the starlit sky. After breakfast the next morning, we float through the small town of Spences Bridge, home to several herds of Big Horn sheep. Before lunch the rafts are unloaded and your gear is transported back to our Lytton base, making the rafts light and maneuverable to challenge the river's largest rapids. As the river descends to its eventual confluence with the Fraser River, the Thompson narrows and constricts into a deep towering canyon, producing large roller-coaster like waves, some as big as 8 feet. We run all the famous rapids, including the Frog, Devil's Kitchen, and the 18th Hole, finally arriving in Lytton; completing the perfect weekend. This trip will awaken all of your senses - fantastic scenery, roaring waves, and tantalizing meals, all combined with the open air of British Columbia's great outdoors!

Dates: Available every weekend from July 20/21 - Sept 7/8

Depart: 9:00 am Saturday, Return: 4:30 pm Sunday

Adult: $339
Youth/Student: $309

Labour Day Special - Aug 31/Sept 1: $289
Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount

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This trip covers 30 km of the best part of the Thompson including all your favorite rapids like the Frog, Witches Cauldron, Cutting Board and Jaws. Trip includes 3 1/2 hours of rafting followed by an afternoon BBQ at our Lytton base.

Dates: September 21, 22, 28 29

Depart: 10:30 am, Return: 3:00 pm

Adult/Youth/Student: $125

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Upgrade Options

Reserve your camping through the Hyak office.

  • Add Saturday BBQ at the campsite: $25
  • Camping at Jade Springs: $12 per person, per night
  • Camping Equipment Rentals: 2-Person tent: $25 per day. Sleeping bag & mat: $15 per person, per day
  • Hotel Pick-Up: Round-trip transportation available Tuesdays & Wednesdays only: $62


All prices are in Canadian Dollars and subject to applicable Taxes and Park Use Fee

Remember to bring your tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, and personal belongings packed in soft luggage like a duffel bag. Your gear will be tarped and transported to Fantasy Island, then unloaded on day 2 and transported back to base for you. As space is somewhat limited, no coolers, foamies, large suitcases and no glass bottles.