North Thompson / Columbia Icefields Parkway Loop - river rafting

North Thompson Getaway

Get Away to the North Thompson Valley where wilderness is just a step away. You’ll find outdoor adventure here from mild to wild that you can have on your own, or on a tour. Bring your RV or tent or stay at one of the great resorts in the area.

Eagle Island Resort

The pet friendly Eagle Island Resort is located off Hwy. 24 with a paved road paved right to their driveway. They have fully serviced RV sites, cabin rentals, RV rentals, and boat rentals. Go fishing, paddle a canoe or kayak or explore along the shoreline of Lac Des Roches on a stand-up paddle board. Lac Des Roches is well known for its trophy rainbow trout fishing. Relax on the sandy beach, go for a swim and let the kids have fun at the onsite playground.

Check out their website for available cabins, RVs and RV sites. It’s a great place to have your family reunion, wedding, company fishing derby, or family vacations. It’s a great place to play in the North Thompson Valley

Wells Gray Golf Resort

Wells Gray Golf CourseTake in a round or two of golf at the Wells Gray Golf Resort. If you’re looking for an affordable, nature inspired holiday that includes golf and is close to many natural attractions, this is it. Wells Gray Golf Resort borders Hemp Creek as well as acres of pristine wilderness. Try this challenging, 9-hole, par 70 golf course and look into their Stay and Play packages.

This is golfing with wildlife. It’s a challenging experience, full of fun and excitement for the whole family. Wells Gray Golf Course has both a regular golf course and disc golf. With ample open and green spaces, you’ll be close to some of the world’s best outdoor recreational activities such as canoeing, rafting, kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, camping and horseback riding.

Riverside Adventures

Riverside Rafting AdventuresFor something a little more adventurous, check out Riverside Adventures Ltd. They provide an all-inclusive river rafting and/or accommodation experience on the pristine Clearwater River in Wells Gray Provincial Park. This is the best river rafting that BC has to offer. Riverside Adventures creates an authentic makes rafting experience with smaller diversified groups, personalized guiding and safety, challenging whitewater, spectacular canyon scenery, unique wilderness and wildlife, and side hikes to waterfalls. Their trips depart twice daily at 9:30 am and 2 pm.

You can also get highly maneuverable and comfortable two-man mini rafts. It’s a great introduction and ideal stepping-stone to more advanced river running skill development. They also cater to families and special events.  (birthdays, weddings, corporate team building & gatherings, family vacations, etc

Clearwater Lake Tours

Clearwater Lake ToursExplore the great outdoors at Wells Gray Provincial Park, the third largest park in the province that offers some of the most spectacular untouched wilderness scenery in the world. Clearwater and Azure Lakes are glacial fed lakes that remain cold year-round. Jump in and invigorate your senses. This marine wilderness park has well maintained campgrounds with many with beautiful sandy beaches. Slow down and take the time to notice who your neighbours are. You may spot deer, caribou, bear, moose, pine martin, and squirrels. There are also dozens of varieties of bird life here including loons, mergansers and other fishing waterfowl are often seen as well as eagles and osprey.

Clearwater Lake Tours has boat tours, canoeing, hiking, a campfire and a great picnic lunch delivered to you by your experienced guide. This is the Canada you imagined… you have arrived!

Wells Gray Adventures – Canoe Trips

Canoeing - Wells Gray AdventuresThere’s more to explore with Wells Gray Adventures canoe trips. This summer they are offering a three day and a six-day canoe trip deep into the heart of Wells Gray Park. These trips take the visitor up the Clearwater Lake and on the longer trip, Azure Lake, two of the premier canoeing lakes in British Columbia. A trip on these lakes offers you the chance to swim, paddle and enjoy one of the most pristine bodies of water in the world.

Wildlife viewing on both lakes is excellent as wolf, deer, and moose are frequently seen. No canoeing experience is needed as our guides are also instructors and all trip members will have the opportunity to perfect Canadian canoeing techniques.

Wells Gray Adventures – Hut to Hut Hiking

Wells Gray Adventures - Hut to Hut HikingImagine hiking hut to hut in alpine wilderness of Wells Gray Provincial Park. Hikes are three, five and seven days in duration, through the Cariboo Mountains of Wells Gray Provincial Park. At night get comfy in your cabin as you rest up for the next day of beautiful peaks, old growth forests, high mountain lakes, and rolling alpine meadows covered with wildflowers. This trip in the North Thompson Valley will be one of the most memorable hiking experiences that you will ever have! If you have a group, they offer custom dates and prices.

X Sky Paragliding

X Sky paragliding North ThompsonOnce you’ve had all the excitement you can handle on the ground and in and on the water, take to the air! If you’ve ever dreamt of flying with the birds, now is your chance.

X Sky Paragliding in Clearwater, BC, can make that dream a reality. Your pilot/instructor will introduce you to the art of flying. They’ll do all the work while you sit back, and relax. Experience that surreal moment of being the bird soaring over the scenic North Thompson Valley and surrounding mountains.

“Once you have flown you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you long to return.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Road Trips

There are plenty of other things to do and places to visit in the North Thompson. We have a road trip page for the North Thompson that can help you plan your next North Thompson Valley adventure.