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在您的下次加拿大假期中,来白水河漂流吧,它就在美丽的立顿,英属哥伦比亚。

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来自欧洲各地的人,穿越加拿大时,都停在英属哥伦比亚的小镇立顿,参加一个加拿大的传统活动:乘坐充气筏,竹筏或皮划艇从汤普森河上划下来。

在Kumsheen的豪华漂流胜地位于加拿大漂流文化的中心,令人惊叹的自然背景下,25英里扭曲,旋转,翻腾的白色湍急水流,距离梦幻都市温哥华仅仅几个小时。

Kumsheen的白水冒险是专业的并且安全作为首要重点工作,广泛的活动, 如漂流,垂钓,登山和骑自行车等, 可供经验丰富以及毫无经验人群选择。

在Nicomen瀑布附近捕捉美丽的200英尺的巨大鲟鱼。享受菲利普厨师的精致美食,或室外摄影工作坊,或博物之旅。人们在我们的宏伟设施下举办婚礼,上皮艇课,在我们的泳池沐浴阳光。

但对于大多数人来说,之所以旅游中停在Kumsheen是因为白水漂流。

在1973年, Kumsheen成为英属哥伦比亚白水漂流的先驱, 在过去的40年里,我们一直完善我们的漂流之旅,从而提供真正意向不到的体验. 和您之前250,000高兴的客人一样, 是什么使得汤普森和弗雷泽河如此传奇, 又是什么使得Kumsheen成为加拿大西部最受欢迎的漂流胜地.

但是要注意:您会湿漉漉的!

要完成逃亡,选择最适合小组的住宿。选择一个豪华帆布舱或帐篷体验或RV或营地租赁,并享受完整的度假设施,包括游泳池和热水浴缸。

在这里在线预约行程吧,拨打+1 250 455-2296,或者发电邮至rafting @ kumsheen.com。

En tus próximas vacaciones a Canadá, haz rafting en los rápidos de la hermosa ciudad de Lytton, Columbia Británica.

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Personas de toda Europa, cuando viajan a través de Canadá, realizan una parada en Lytton, pequeña ciudad en B.C. para participar de una tradición muy Canadiense: Remar por el Río Thompson en una balsa inflable, balsa de motor o kayak.

El lujoso resort de rafting en Kumsheen se encuentra justo en el corazón de la cultura canadiense de rápidos. Una increíble vista natural de fondo, 25 millas de vueltas y giros que producen rápidos de agua blanca, y a tan sólo horas de la increíble ciudad de Vancouver.

Kumsheen’s aguas bravas aventuras operan de forma profesional donde la seguridad es el foco principal. Con una amplia variedad de opciones para rafting en los rápidos, pesca, alpinismo y ciclismo, para personas con experiencia y personas que no tienen experiencia alguna.

Atrapa a un esturión gigante cerca de la hermosa Cascada Nicomen con caída de 200 pies. Disfrute de la buena cocina del Chef Philippe, un taller de fotografía al aire libre, o un viaje naturalista. Personas realizan bodas en nuestras magníficas instalaciones, toman clases de kayak, y disfrutan del sol junto a la piscina.

Pero para la mayoría de las personas, la razón por la que realizan una parada en Kumsheen es para realizar rafting en los rápidos.

En 1973, Kumsheen fue el pionero de rafting en B.C. y durante los últimos 40 años hemos ido perfeccionando nuestros viajes de rafting en el río para ofrecer una experiencia verdaderamente excepcional. Al igual que los 250.000 clientes alegres que nos visitaron antes de ti, ven a ver lo que hace que los ríos Thompson y Fraser sean legendarios y conoce porqué Kumsheen es el lugar más popular de rafting de rápidos en el oeste de Canadá.

Pero quede advertido: ¡Se va a mojar!

Únete a nosotros con nuestro paquete más popular de dos días – el POWER AND PADDLE EXPERIENCE – y disfruta de lo mejor de dos mundos. En el primer día, desafíe los grandes rápidos del Río Thompson en una balsa de motor y al día siguiente conquiste el río con un remo en sus manos. Descubra una emoción especial que sólo encuentras en los rápidos, a la vez que experimenta estos dos viajes radicalmente diferentes y llenos de acción. Es altamente recomendable saber nadar para realizar los viajes en la balsa de remos.

O pruebe el BIG WATER EXCURSION, viajando 90 kilómetros (55 millas) a través de dos increíbles ríos. Esta excitante excursión combina el viaje de todo un día, llamado Legendary Thompson RiverRun, con el Fraser River Hell’s Gate Run, culminando con una cómoda estadía en el resort. El primer día en el Rio Thompson puedes elegir entre la balsa de remos y la balsa de motor. El día dos consiste en navegar las grandes aguas del Rio Fraser en balsa de motor.

Todas las escapadas de dos días incluyen actividades guiadas, dos desayunos, dos almuerzos y una cena.

Para completar la escapada, seleccione una opción de alojamiento que mejor se adapte al grupo. Desde una cabina en canvas de lujo o experiencia tipi, alquiler de vehículos recreativos y áreas para acampar, hasta servicios completos de resort que incluyen piscina y jacuzzi.

Para reservar su increíble Kumsheen whitewater rafting adventure, reserve en línea enviando un correo electrónico a rafting@kumsheen.com, o llame al +1 (250) 455-2296.

Perfect B.C. rafting weather: Book now for this weekend!

According to our weather sources, today (Wednesday the 10th of July 2013), there’s a 20% chance of rain in Lytton B.C., home of Kumsheen Whitewater River Rafting Resort.

But if you’ve been thinking about making a trip to the great Thompson and Fraser Rivers looking for some summer water sport fun, any day out of the next seven should be a great option, as we’re expecting sunshine, moderate temperatures, a little cloud cover and a perfect river right through the weekend and into next week.

Weather reports indicate we will be enjoying temperatures in the mid-20’s almost every day, with light breezes and a high chance of fun.

Make your booking online, or call 1.800.663.6667 today and get your friends on the rapids this weekend!

Venha fazer rafting em águas bravas na belíssima localidade de Lytton, na Columbia Britânica, nas suas próximas férias no Canadá

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Quem viaja pelo Canadá, vindo de toda a Europa, gosta de parar na pequena localidade de Lytton para participar nesta tradição tão canadiana: desafiar o rio Thompson, remando em jangadas insufláveis, em jangadas a motor ou em kayaks.

O luxuoso resort dedicado ao rafting de Kumsheen está localizado bem no centro da cultura canadiana do rafting, num incrível cenário natural, com cerca de 40 km (25 milhas) de serpenteantes, velozes e turbulentas águas bravas, e apenas a algumas horas de distância da maravilhosa cidade de Vancouver.

No resort Kumsheen as aventuras nos rápidos são organizadas com assistência profissional, dando prioridade à segurança, dispondo ainda de uma vasta oferta de rafting, pesca, escalada e ciclismo, tanto para os mais experientes, como para os principiantes.

Pesque um esturjão gigante perto das belas cataratas de Nicomen, as quais têm cerca de 60 metros de altura. Aprecie a cozinha requintada do Chef Philippe, faça um workshop de fotografia no exterior ou um passeio naturalista. Aqui podem se organizar festas de casamento nas nossas maravilhosas instalações, ter aulas de kayak, e apreciar uns bons banhos de sol na nossa piscina.

Mas o principal motivo que leva a maioria das pessoas a visitar Kumsheen são os rápidos.

Em 1973, o resort Kumsheen foi pioneiro no rafting em rápidos, na Columbia Britânica, e durante estes 40 anos temos vindo a aperfeiçoar as nossas excursões de rafting, de modo a proporcionar uma experiência verdadeiramente excecional. Tal como os 250,000 hóspedes satisfeitos antes de si, venha perceber o que torna lendários os rios Thompson e Fraser, e o que torna Kumsheen o mais popular promotor de rafting do Canadá ocidental.

Mas fica já avisado: vai se molhar!

Junte-se a nós adquirindo o nosso famoso pacote de dois dias – o POWER AND PADDLE EXPERIENCE – e desfrute do melhor dos dois mundos. No primeiro dia, desafie os grandes rápidos do rio Thompson numa jangada a motor, e no dia seguinte conquiste-os segurando um remo nas suas mãos. Descubra a emoção especial que apenas os rápidos lhe oferecem ao experimentar estas duas excursões radicalmente diferentes e cheias de ação! Saber nadar é imperativo para quem utiliza as jangadas a remos.

Ou então experimente a nossa BIG WATER EXCURSION, que consiste em 90 km (55 milhas) de viagem por dois rios incríveis. Esta excitante excursão combina um dia em cheio no Percurso Lendário do Rio Thompson, terminando com uma agradável estadia no nosso resort, e o dia seguinte no Percurso Hell’s Gate do Rio Fraser. Poderá escolher, no primeiro dia, entre jangada a remos ou a motor no rio Thompson; no segundo dia desfrutará das grandes águas do rio Fraser em jangadas a motor.

Ambos os programas de dois dias incluem atividades guiadas, dois pequenos-almoços e um jantar.

Para completar a escapada, selecione a opção de acomodação que melhor se adequa ao seu grupo, entre a luxuosa cabine em lona ou em teepee, o aluguer de veículo de recreio e espaço para campismo, ou serviço completo do resort, incluindo a piscina e jacuzzi.

Para efetuar a sua reserva nesta fantástica aventura de rafting nos rápidos de Kumsheen, faça-o online aqui, envie um email para rafting@kumsheen.com, ou ligue para +1(250)455-2296

Kumsheen in the news: Rafting pioneer Bernie Fandrich publishes book about the majestic Thompson River

Cover-Front_small-final-finIt’s not enough that Kumsheen owner Bernie Fandrich named just about every set of rapids on the Thompson River. It’s not enough that he’s been guiding people down those rapids for decades, or that he was the first man to understand the potential for river rafting in BC. Now he’s gone and added to his legacy as one of British Columbia’s true legends by writing the quintessential guide to one of B.C.’s great rivers.

From the Lillooet News:

It all started with one little raft, a few paddles, 13 kilometres of Thompson River whitewater and a VW van loaded with enthusiasm.

Four decades later, Kumsheen Rafting Resort owner Bernie Fandrich says his company and he “have both matured but I’m just as passionate about the Thompson now as I was that first summer in 1973.”

Some of that passion is on display in Fandrich’s new book, British Columbia’s Majestic Thompson River.’

Bernie spent two years writing the book, digging through archives, interviewing locals, taking incredible photos and presenting his own amazing anecdotes from forty years of floating.

But what makes the book even more special is that Bernie has gone further back than his own life, presenting incredible facts from the worlds of botany, geography, geology and B.C.’s natural history.

Author Liz Bryan says of British Columbia’s Majestic Thompson River, “More than a book for people planning to run the Thompson and its rapids, British Columbia’s Majestic Thompson River explores the changing nature of the river and the country it has carved through, along with excellent photographs and information on geology, history, and botany. And with something else added—a glimpse into the river’s heart and soul.”

CBC icon Rick Mercer is also a fan, saying, “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.”

Get your copy now for just $29.95!

B.C.’s natural amusement park: My Kumsheen experience

Kristi Fuoco 2By Kristi Fuoco, July 15th, 2013

Like any true BC girl, I always wanted to go river rafting. I imagined myself whipping down the rapids with a paddle, manoeuvring between jagged rocks, nearly flipping over and then suddenly righting myself all on my own and making my way down the rough and wild river like some adventurous goddess. My first rafting experience was totally different but equally hair-raising.

My family and I decided to try out Kumsheen rafting on one of our many summer road trips into the interior of BC. This was going to be our special treat. We stayed in one of the adorable and rustic and yet totally cushy (when you’re used to sleeping in tiny tents in the wilderness) Kumsheen tents which made the whole experience even more unique.

The morning of our trip we really had no idea what to expect. We met with the groups down by the river, got suited up in our life jackets and much to my disappointment I realized we were going to be in giant, motorized raft, rather than paddling down the river like I always imagined. But I soon learned the benefits of the motor; My family and I quickly claimed the front of the raft, which we were told was the best and roughest and wettest place to be. It was hard for me to imagine getting soaking wet in this giant boating boat, but we most certainly did.

The ride started off fairly smoothly and quietly, but the moment we reached our first rapid, I understood the benefit of the motorized raft on a river. It’s all about the power. Our guides knew just what to do and just how to manuveur in order to get the most out of each rapid and with a thundering splash like a whale breaching we were propelled up into the air and slammed down on the river, and a chorus of screeches of joy (mostly) filled the boat every time we hit a rapid.

Each guide tried to compete with each other and get their guests screaming and laughing the most. I’m pretty sure our boat won.

We were soaked from that first rapid onwards and gripped on to the boat with white knuckles and chattering teeth as if our lives depended on it.

The thing that amazed me was just how long the trip was. We went for the whole day, stopping at lunch for a yummy meal prepared by Kumsheen and then continuing along the river for the rest of the day. It was hot and sunny BC summer weather, but by the end of the day I was shaking and shivering, but completely happy and exhilarated and grinning from ear to ear.

When we headed back to our tent that night we were lucky enough to be able to rid ourselves of our wet clothes and hop into the outdoor hot tub there. I can’t tell you how amazing it felt to soak in that hot tub after a day of being drenched by that turbulent and chilly river. It was the perfect British Columbia natural amusement park experience.

My family still has two photos on the wall from our trip taken by the Kumsheen staff. Kind of like the photos you get from Splash Mountain, in the shots we’re screaming and happily surprised and looking like we’re about to pee our pants.

I can’t wait to do it all over again. And then probably again.