Rafting in British Columbia
British Columbia offers some of the finest whitewater rivers in the world. Until 1972, the excitement of these rivers could only be enjoyed by experienced canoeists, kayakers and daredevils. In that year commercial river rafting began on the Chilcotin and Fraser rivers, allowing people inexperienced in white water to enjoy these rivers as well. In 1973, the Thompson River witnessed its first commercial rafting trips, followed by similar trips on many of the province's rivers. However, of all these rivers, the lower Thompson has become the best known and most popular. This guide will add to your pleasure in travelling through this area of British Columbia - by river raft, kayak or closed canoe, or even by car or train. This guide highlights the history, folklore, natural history, vegetation and wildlife. For those on the river, it will provide some helpful and interesting information about the rapids and allow you to enjoy the river to the utmost.