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FAQ's - COLUMBIA RIVER

1. Where are you located?

2. What equipment do you provide?

3. What should I bring?

4. Do I need to know how to swim?

5. What if it rains?

6. Will I fall out of the Raft?

7. How are rapids rated?

8. Is someone going to take my photograph?

9. Do I need experience to come rafting?

10. Do you ever see wildlife while you're on the river?

11. What makes Glacier Raft Company unique?

12. When does our season Start/End?

13. Is this trip great for Kids?

14. Do you provide food and drink?

1. Where are you located?

Our river warehouse is located in beautiful Fairmont, BC at 4985 Hot Springs Road.  Our base of operations is located just north in Golden, BC at 612 7th street North, on the road to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Please refer to our locations link for detailed maps of how to find us or speak to one of our friendly staff. (250) 344-6521  or 1 877 344-RAFT

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2. What equipment do you provide?

We provide you with all of your river rafting equipment required for the Columbia float trip. This includes life jackets, self-bailing rafts and paddles. We provide transportation to and from the Columbia River and our buses are driven by professional class 4 licensed drivers.

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3. What should I bring?

All you need to bring is clothing appropriate for the weather, a camera, suncreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

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4. Do I need to know how to swim?

You should be comfortable around water but dont need to be an expert swimmer to go rafting with Glacier Raft Adventures. We use top quality life jackets that are very buoyant and will keep you floating.

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5. What if it rains?

We run rain or shine so make sure you bring rain gear if the weather dictates.

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6. Will I fall out of the Raft?

There is always a possibility of falling out while rafting.  The Columbia River is a friendly river and it is unlikely that will happen. 

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7. How are rapids rated?

Rapids are rated on a scale of 1-6. Class 1: Moving water. Class 2: Splashy waves. Class 3: Easy maneuvering rapids, waves. Class 4: Intense rapids, technical maneuvering. Class 5: Long, powerful rapids with serious consequences. Class 6: NO GO!   The Columbia River is all Class 1.

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8. Is someone going to take my photograph?

It is up to you to bring a camera on the Columbia float trip.

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9. Do I need experience to come rafting?

No you do not. Many of our rafters are first timers. Our guides take time to acclimatize you so that you feel comfortable and confident in the raft.

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10. Do you ever see wildlife while you're on the river?

Yes!  Birds, black bears, deer, moose, big horn sheep, and bald eagles are among many of the animals often spotted along the banks of the Columbia River.

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11. What makes Glacier Raft Adventures unique?

This is our 29th year of running white water rafting trips in the Rocky Mountains. Glacier was one of the first companies to raft the Toby Creek  and the Kicking Horse River and the first company to run commercial trips on the lower canyon. Our trips are never rushed and we always take time to ensure your safety and enjoyment. We limit each boat to 9 customers allowing maximum comfort and personal attention from your guide. Trips are designed for you to have a memorable day out, appreciate our beautiful area and enjoy the entertainment provided by our guides.  Our Toby Creek raft trips runs an extra 2km exclusive to Glacier Raft Adventures which boats a very fun finish to the trip.  We take great pride in out customer service and attention to detail.

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12. When does our season Start/End?

We start rafting May long weekend and run trips everyday until Labour Day weekend in September!

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13. Is this trip great for Kids?

Definitely!!!   A great trip for young children.  They can run around the raft and enjoy some fresh air.

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14. Do you provide food and drink?

We will provide drinking water but we don't want to spoil your dinner!

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