Frequently Asked Questions
“I had the time of my life, thank you, thank you, thank you!!…”
– Heidi H
When should I book?
What’s the difference between Kumsheen and other rafting companies?
Even our equipment is the finest on the river. We use 100% self bailing rafts that have been built to our specifications for the Thompson. Our power rafts have proven themselves time and time again on the big water of the Thompson and Fraser Rivers. No one compares with our four decades of experience on these rivers. We’ve safely shared the Thompson’s whitewater with over 250,000 guests of all ages. No one even comes close.
How do I get to Lytton?
How do I choose the right rafting company?
When is the best time of year to go rafting?
What is the minimum age for rafters?
For paddle rafting and Fraser River packages the minimum age is twelve years and minimum weight is ninety pounds (40 kg.)
Do I have to be able to swim?
How many people are there per raft?
Is rafting safe?
What kind of clothes should be worn on the river?
Paddle Rafting: wear a bathing suit or shorts under the farmer-john wetsuit that we provide. Add low-cut running shoes or river sandals, and on cool days a windbreaker and wind pants. Do not wear cotton on the river.
What happens if it rains?
Can we bring tent trailers and recreational vehicles to the campsite?
Are campfires allowed?
Is there a curfew in the camping area?
What about alcohol?
Is my pet welcome?
Is a baby sitting service available?
Which is better, Power or Paddle rafting?
These are pontoon rafts similar to the kind used on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. They consist of two large inflatable tubes joined together by a flexible metal frame and wooden floor. They are powered by an outboard motor.
For power rafting no experience is necessary and you need not be a swimmer. Your role isn’t strenuous but you are required to hang on to a hand line as the raft bucks wildly in the big rapids. A guide controls the raft with an outboard motor (you drift quietly in the calms.) Power rafting is wetter than paddle, and a few rapids can be run more than once.
Minimum age: 10 years
Raft size – capacity: 22′ – 16 guests; 28′ – 21 guests.
Paddle rafts are smaller than power rafts and you are required to work as a team in order to negotiate the rapids. Your guide calls paddle instructions and you assist the team by paddling together. The ride is “smoother” compared to power rafting, but generally results in a strong sense of accomplishment.
Swimming ability is strongly recommended. We reserve the right to transfer your booking from paddle to power rafting if required because of water conditions.
Minimum age: 12 years
Raft sizes: 16′, 18′ & 20′
Capacity: 10 -12 guests
Does Kumsheen have any memberships?
- Tourism BC Approved Accommodations
- Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association
- Cariboo Tourism Association
- Vancouver Coast & Mountains Tourism Association
- BC Lodging & Campground Association
- Lytton & District Chamber of Commerce
- Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
Does Kumsheen accept all major credit cards?
What languages does Kumsheen speak?
When does your season begin?
What are your Rates?
What is your dining like?
- The Cutting Board Restaurant is open full-time from July 1st to Labour Day.
- All resort packages include dining in the Cutting Board Restaurant. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served à la carte.
- Fully Licensed.
- Beer and wine is available and served by restaurant staff.
- Restaurant hours: Sunday to Thursday: 7 am – 2 pm, 5 pm – 8 pm. Friday and Saturday: 7 am – 2 pm, 5 pm – 9 pm.
What activities do you have at the resort?
What is your campground capacity?
- 40 camp sites, six with electrical hookups
- 18 cabin tents (up to 6 guests per cabin)
- 8 teepees (4 guests maximum)
What is your rafting guest capacity?
What are Kumsheen’s meeting space capabilities?
- “The Loft” meeting room is appoximately 1000 square feet with seating for up to 25. AV equipment available.
- Space for short group meetings for up to 150 available upon request.