Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the Chilliwack River offers exciting rafting & kayaking throughout the year. This exhilarating river is home to the world renowned Tamihi Rapids, training grounds for current and future White Water Kayaking Olympians and the only natural class 5 training course in Canada. 

Thousands of rafters, kayakers, and adventure seekers visit Chilliwack every year with paddling adventures for the timid, first timers and hard core rafters. 


  • Chilliwack Centre of Excellence Paddling Club

    The Chilliwack Center of Excellence promotes personal achievement through recreational and competitive kayaking.
    Our members also have a great time paddling on calm waters around Chilliwack. Through the summer we paddle around on Cultus Lake and take several trips to other areas to enjoy the natural beauty of the Fraser Valley.

    Some places we go: Harrison River, Hope Slough, Vedder Canal, Chilliwack Lake, and more.

    The best part is that club equipment can be borrowed for any club event.

    Phone: 604-858-0877 
    Website: www.ccekayak.com

  • Chilliwack River Rafting

    Thousands of river rafters and adventure seekers from Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and around the world visit Chilliwack River Rafting each year to enjoy our paddle rafting and overnight camping adventures.

    Phone: 1-800-410-7238
    Address: 49704 Chilliwack Lake Rd, Chilliwack, BC V4Z 1A7
    Website: www.chilliwackriverrafting.com

  • Hyak River Rafting

    Considered to be one of the best rivers near Vancouver, the Chilliwack River is the perfect day trip. Nestled amongst the mountains of the North Cascades, the Chilliwack River drops 10 meters per kilometer, creating numerous long and continuous rapids. Easily accessible and only one hour from the city, the Chilliwack River is highlighted by the Tamahi rapids, where training takes place for the Canadian national kayak team. 

    Phone: 1-800-663-7238
    Website: www.hyak.com

  • Purple Hayes School of Kayaking

    The main goal of the school and its instructors is to introduce people to the joy of kayaking while giving them a safe and fun outdoor adventure. 
    We offer beginner and intermediate courses with a low student teacher ratio. In our most popular weekend introductory course you will learn the basic strokes and strategies necessary to progress from the classroom to flat water to moving water.

    Phone: 604-858-2888
    Email: info@purplehayeskayaking.com
    Address: 50984 O'Byrne Road, Chilliwack, British Columbia V4Z 1B6 
    Website: www.purplehayes.bc.ca

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