Planning Your Trip
What to Wear & Pack
Start by packing your spirit of adventure!
Then add a bathing suit, fast-drying shorts, synthetic T-shirt, hat, secure footwear (bare feet or thongs are not safe on the river), and glasses straps (we have several options available in our retail store).
On cool days add a wool, fleece, or polypropylene top, long pants (no cotton pants or jeans, as they make you feel colder!), wool or polypropylene socks, a toque (try a DM Toque) and rain gear.
Finally, bring along a towel and a complete set of dry clothes (including shoes) to leave in your vehicle for after your trip.
No rain gear? No problem. Long, custom designed raincoats will be provided at the rafting put-in.
To enjoy paddle rafting, swimming ability and good health are strongly recommended.
Wear a bathing suit or shorts under the farmer-john wet suit that we provide. Add low cut running shoes or river sandals, glasses straps, and on cool days a windbreaker, wind pants, and a toque.
Don’t forget a towel, dry clothes, and footwear to leave in your vehicle for after your trip.
Suggested Packing List for May & June and Overnight Trips
Although it is not uncommon for May and June temperatures to be in the 25-30 degrees C range (80-85 degrees F.), we want you to come prepared for cold water and cooler temperatures. Then, wish for the hot, sunny weather Lytton is famous for. PS: Don’t forget the sunscreen!
What to Wear on the Raft
- Rain jacket & pants (we have long rain coats available for those who do not have their own rain gear)
- Rain hat, toque (try a DM Toque), or cap of some kind (something to keep your head warm when you get splashed, especially on cool or cold days)
- Warm sweater, fleece, or polypropylene pullover
- Wool or polypropylene undershirt (wear next to the skin)
- Long, fast-drying pants or sweatpants or tights (anything with a high polyester or nylon content – avoid 100% cotton like jeans)
- Shorts (depending upon the weather the morning of your trip)
- Wool or polypropylene socks
- Running shoes, aqua socks, or sport sandals (footwear you don’t mind getting wet)
In addition to the above, bring a complete change of dry, warm clothes to leave at the resort to wear once you are off the river (including dry shoes and socks).
Note: After we have studied the weather the morning of the trip, we’ll let you know if shorts are appropriate attire on the raft.
* VERY IMPORTANT: do not wear jeans on the raft – they are the worst possible things you can wear on the river. When jeans get wet they stay wet and you get very, very cold!
If you are staying with us add the following:
Warm sweater or jacket, warm shirt, pants/sweatpants/tights, underwear, T-shirt, shorts, bathing suit, towel, 1 pair warm socks, extra shoes
Shampoo, sunscreen, lip screen, sunglasses, flashlight, toiletries, medication, alarm clock
If you are tenting: foam pad or air mattress, tent, sleeping bag, pillowcase (stuff with clothes to make a pillow).
If you are staying in a canvas cabin or teepee: all linen and towels are provided.
Bring along your camera