This scenic journey begins once we turn off the world renowned Sea to Sky highway and drive up the Squamish valley FSR. On a winding road you will thoroughly enjoy this drive through a hollow and lush coastal forest that feels rather enchanted, with views of the broken glaciers from the Ashlu Mountain range.
Our river journey begins at the Elaho – Squamish confluence and ends at the Ashlu bridge. With glacial water that is crystal clear and about 8 degrees Celsius (46 Fahrenheit), your senses will be heightened as we are submersed in this wilderness environment. As we float and paddle through the braids of the upper Squamish river we will be in awe of the surrounding vistas. With Broken glaciers over head and waterfalls around the corner there is always a view to satisfy. Along with the views, the chances of seeing bald eagles, or reeling in a trout are high. There are many options to camp on this river, gravel bars, beaches, forest groves, we have all the flexibility to do what we want when we want.
This river trip is ideal for anyone looking to experience the wild in a convenient and accessible location. No experience camping or paddling necessary, anyone can enjoy, relax and learn about the wilderness. Weather it's flora and fauna, making a fire or even a river side sauna, there are many ways to get creative in the river banks. Leave your emails and worries behind as this trip is beyond the reaches of cell service to ensure a truly relaxing and rejuvenating wilderness experience.
Please note: prices shown below are for public trips, meaning other guests may be on the same trip. This trip will only run once 2 or more guests are booked for the selected date.
To book a private trip for 1 or more people, please contact us
|7:00am||Pick up from North Vancouver SeaBus Terminal. Other pickup location can be discussed.|
|9:00am||At the put in, we will assemble the gear and get prepped to put on the river. The guide will also facilitate running the river shuttle.|
|10:30am||River briefing and safety chat.|
|11:00am||Snack and begin river float.|
|12:00pm||Lunch and explore surroundings.|
|3:00pm||Make camp – enjoy surrounds with many different activities.|
|6:00 - 8:00pm||Appetizer, dinner, desert. Socializing around the campfire.|
|8:00am||Breakfast and pack up camp.|
|1:30pm||Continue down river.|
|3:00pm||Reach take out and begin to pack up gear.|
|6:00pm||Drop off back at pickup location.|
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee that we will stick to this plan. Weather conditions and the health of participants can all contribute to changes. The trip leader/guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!
Camping accommodation is provided while on the trip.
Our tents are supplied by MSR and are lightweight and weatherproof. They are very roomy to give you the most comfortable camping experience. We can provide either 1, 2 or 3 man options, depending on the number of people in your group.
Please bring your own sleeping bag and sleeping pad/Thermarest. If you are unable to bring your own, please contact us and we can arrange a rental.
This area is known for being home to both black bears and grizzly bears. How ever, our guides are trained in safe bear protocols and procedures and have worked around bears for many years. With respect and diligence, bears are not an issue.
Since the Squamish is located in a very wet part of the province, rain storms can appear instantly so it is crucial that you bring adequate rain gear (no ponchos).
We will be doing a lot of the cooking on a propane stove, however, when possible we will cook on the camp fire. BC has been subject to some dry summers and bad fire seasons. As a result, there may be some weeks where a campfire ban is in effect.
You're free to request a date that works for you! Please contact us by phone or email to reserve your trip.
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