• RAPIDS: 40

  • DIFFICULTY: II/III

  • DURATION: 2 DAYS

  • DISTANCE: 80KM

  • COST: 473.35

DESERT GETAWAY

Thompson River, Two Days

Top 5 Reasons to Go…

  • 150 million year old Black Canyon
  • Golden eagle’s nest or maybe the golden eagle
  • Black Canyon rapid…yeh!
  • Count the osprey
  • An impressive talus slope, landslides, desert-like badlands

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We had a wonderful time at Kumsheen this last weekend. Your staff are very knowledgeable, courteous and helpful so our experience was an excellent one. We will definitely do it again!
– Beverley S.
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  • THE DESERT GETAWAY

    Raft 80km of the Thompson! Much more than whitewater, this river escape floats you through stunning desert-like badlands – sage brush, Ponderosa pines, prickly pear cactus – and over 40 sets of the river’s best whitewater rapids.

    The highlight of the first day is Black Canyon, a 150-million year old sedimentary canyon wall with a powerful rapid in its gorge and a golden eagle as sentinel on its cliffs. Once off the river, you are bussed from Spences Bridge back to our Rafting Resort in Lytton, where you will enjoy dinner, evening activities, and accommodation of your choice, followed by breakfast in the morning.

    Day-two will excite you with the legendary Thompson River rapids. We bus you back to Spences Bridge in the morning, where easy rapids launch the day until you arrive at Nicomen, half-way on your voyage to Lytton. After a hearty lunch on the deck overlooking Nicomen Falls, you’re back on the river, immediately assaulted by the first of 18 legendary rapids. For a wonderful two days and an adventure that will awaken all your senses, choose this excursion.

    Check out Thompson River Naturalist Outing for a different take on this two-day adventure.

  • PRICING – Adult – $473.35, Youth (ages 10-16) – $370.60
    TRIP LENGTH – 40km/6hrs (All Day), x2
    MINIMUM AGE – Power-10yrs, Paddle-12yrs
    MEALS – Two Breakfasts, Two Riverside Lunches, One Dinner
    SEASON – Weekends in July – Please Contact Us for Availability
    DIFFICULTY – Day One – Class II/III, Day Two – Class III+/IV
    BOAT OPTIONS – Power: 16 & 20 person, Paddle: 8 to 12 person
    DEPARTURE TIMES – Day One – 9am, Day Two – 10am
    ACCOMMODATIONS – Includes 2 Nights of Camping. Upgrades Available.

Desert Getaway

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With an impeccable safety record and over 200,000 satisfied visitors, making your way to the Kumsheen Resort could be one of the easiest decisions to make, but leaving could very well be the hardest.
‒ John Pigeon. Vancouver 24 Hours Magazine