Don’t leave Kumsheen without it.
To commemorate four decades of river running, Kumsheen’s founder Bernie Fandrich wrote a dynamic, fun, informative book
that capsulizes his experiences and 150 years of unusual tales and events along the Thompson River. Rick Mercer wrote: “Rich in Canadian history and adventure, this is my kind of book. Having gotten me safely on and off the Thompson, Bernie’s my kind of guy
“. Watch a short Youtube Video
about the book.
Rick paddled, swam, and laughed his way down the Thompson River with Kumsheen. It aired on CBC – if you missed it you can still view it by clicking here.
Read Trip Advisor Reviews
I have rafted at other places in BC and internationally, but I’ve never had such a fun time as at Kumsheen. The resort location is stunning, the cabins are cute, the staff are wonderful, and the river is…”epic”! As our guide said: “Welcome to the best day of your summer!” Trip Advisor review.
Top 5 Reasons to Go whitewater rafting…with Kumsheen
- Your Safety is Our #1 Concern: Our record is impeccable, with 250,000 happy guests so far.
- Our Expertise: Four decades of specialized whitewater rafting on the Thompson River & Fraser River in British Columbia.
- Our Resort: An upscale adventure resort complete with swimming pool, restaurant, unique teepee lodging and much more, everything crafted just for you.
- Amazing Vacation Choices: Thirty different options, all designed to add spice and value to your life.
- Our Style: We’re very friendly, very competent, and very happy to have you as our guests.
More About Us
Kumsheen offers you whitewater rafting on two of BC’s best rivers – Thompson River and Fraser River - with après-rafting activities at our beautiful 15-acre resort, fine cuisine in our full-service restaurant, and unusual but luxurious accommodation options in canvas cabins or fully furnished teepees.
One of BC’s Top Adventure Tourism Attractions
For BC’s best whitewater rafting trips, unique special interest rafting trips like outdoor photography workshops, birding naturalist outings, geology trips, and culinary classes near Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle & Vancouver Island, British Columbia, select Kumsheen, a top BC tourist attraction.
Impeccable Safety Record
Our safety record is spotless. Isn’t it comforting to know that more than 250,000 river rafting enthusiasts of all ages have chosen whitewater rafting with us? Our staff selection and training protocols are exemplary; everything we do is for safety, comfort and enjoyment.
Thompson River Experts
We wrote the book about the Thompson River – British Columbia’s Majestic Thompson River.
As Western Canada’s top river company and river rafting pioneer, Kumsheen’s four decades of expertise is your guarantee of a quality and professional experience.
Bernie Fandrich pioneered whitewater rafting BC on the Thompson River in 1973. Kumsheen remains under the ownership and operation of the Fandrich family, so you benefit from four decades of amassed know-how that is a family trademark.
BC’s Top Adventure Resort
The Kumsheen Resort, situated in the spectacular White Canyon a few kilometers from Lytton BC.
Beautifully landscaped with flower gardens, a cascading waterfall, lots of cool, green grass, and our on-site herb and vegetable gardens, most of the rafting centre overlooks White Canyon, a dramatic, rugged canyon of white spires, hoodoos and rock formations. The snow-covered peaks of the Coast Mountains can be seen in the distance – this is one of British Columbia’s beautiful and scenic areas located just a few hours from Vancouver, Whistler BC, Kelowna, Vancouver Island and Seattle.
Kumsheen offers a one of a kind rafting getaway unmatched in BC and Canada.
You want the best – and we deliver
We have thirty different options most of which include a whitewater rafting adventure and a stay at the resort. There is a lot to do, much to experience; there are many reasons why our many guests come back repeatedly.
For four decades, we have offered you whitewater rafting choices on BC’s Thompson River and Fraser River (including the world famous Hell’s Gate). You want the best and that’s what we deliver, every day from May until October.
Best Whitewater Rafting Climate in Canada
Lytton is known as one of the warmest and driest places in Canada, so it’s the perfect climate for either whitewater rafting BC or lounging around our outdoor pool. Cactus, sage brush, bunch grass, and ponderosa pine dominate this semi-arid desert. July and August have average daily highs of 28 °C, with temperatures sometimes climbing to 40 °C.
Directions to Kumsheen Rafting Resort in Lytton BC
You’ll find us on Highway #1 only three hours from Vancouver, Whistler, Kelowna BC, and five hours from Seattle. We have the best days of your summer waiting for you, here at the Kumsheen Rafting Resort near Canada’s Rafting Capital, Lytton BC.
Or, as Rick Mercer put it:
- The 3 hour drive NE from Vancouver to Lytton BC is rife with danger because it’s so gobsmackingly beautiful it is almost impossible to keep your eyes on the road.