Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser River Expedition
About This Event
Ranked as the Best River Trip on the planet by OUTSIDE Magazine in 2014, the Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser is unmatched in its awesome diversity and enormous stretches of Class IV whitewater. A geological showcase of southern British Columbia, the trip begins with a spectacular flight over the glaciated Coast Range into Williams Lake. From there, we transfer to the headwaters of Chilko River at the juncture with Chilko Lake. There are also more expensive charter flight options into Chilko Lake which allows you to spend the day hiking, biking, fishing or paddling at Bear Camp.
Now matter how you decide to get there, this world-class river adventure winds through lush alpine forests, narrow canyons, high desert plateaus and skyscraping hoodoos, then ends 3,000 vertical feet lower and one week later on the Fraser River, the lifeblood of Canada’s largest river system. The route runs through Lava, Big John and Farwell canyons and includes the continent’s longest stretch of commercially navigable whitewater. Our new itinerary allows a layover day and affords lots of time to inflatable kayak and hike.
We think celebrated author Pam Houston sums it up best:
“What I love most about the river isn’t the challenge of the rapids, isn’t the drop dead gorgeous scenery, isn’t even getting intimate with a place you can’t get to in a car (though I love all those things too). What I love best about being on the river is the way you move through space at a speed humans were meant to move, and the whole day becomes about making your miles, making your meals, making a comfortable, if temporary, home.”
The Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser is much more than this, but we think you get the picture! This trip can be easily combined with a 4-day or 5-day Bear Camp Multisport.