Rafting Green River : Nature’s Own Thrill Ride

Last Updated on June 23, 2022

Whitewater Rafting In Whistler

One of the places in our own backyard that always leaves a big impression on us is Whistler. It is an adventure-lovers paradise. Full of incredible experiences in rugged and beautiful nature, sometimes it feels like there could not possibly be more to discover, but there always is. Next on our list was whitewater rafting.

We have had a lot of adventures with TAG Whistler and we are always so thrilled with their friendly and fabulous crew. Their crew always has such a great sense of humor and that really adds to the fun and even the most nervous people are immediately put at ease.

We have had fun Getting Muddy Ripping Around In A RZR, experienced Snowmobile Thrills In The Unmatched Scenery Of Whistler Backcountry, explored Vallea Lumina: Whistler’s Forest Of Enchantment, and discovered what it felt like to be Flying Through The Sky And Feeling Like Superheroes, to name a few. We always come back for more.

Checkpoint with TAG Whistler to have a temperature check on-site
Your adventure will begin with: a quick questionnaire about your possible covid symptoms or exposure, an easy temperature check, and if you do not have a mask you’ll be given one. Your mask should be worn while at base camp and on the shuttle to the river (when rafting). You do not have to wear your mask during the rafting.

Where Is Whistler?

Whistler is a small town in British Columbia, Canada, located about 120 kilometers north of Vancouver. It is best known as a ski resort, but it also offers year-round activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and golfing. Whistler has a population of just over 10,000 people, and the town is sandwiched between two mountain ranges, the Coastal Mountains and the Cascade Mountains. Whistler is accessible by car via the Sea-to-Sky Highway, or by plane via the Vancouver International Airport. Whether you are looking to hit the slopes or enjoy some of nature’s finest scenery, Whistler is definitely worth a visit.

Ready for adventure at TAG basecamp in Whistler
The TAG base camp is a great spot to chill between activities

A Family Adventure

I thought it would be fun to make this rafting trip a family affair. I really work hard to be the best Auntie ever, and bringing a few of my favorite people for an adventure was a great way to keep up that status. There was so much laughter on the raft, and my nieces and nephew were immediately talking about another rafting trip; I would say it was a success. It was a fantastic way to spend some quality time with them. It turned out to be an awesome adventure and it was a perfect location for a first-time experience for the teenagers; leaving them wanting more.

Rafting Overview

When you get on the raft at Green Lake, your adventure begins with some paddling practice to get everyone coordinated and go through all the safety information you will need. Our guide was wonderful at making sure we all understood each command and made the trip down the river fun with his commentary.

It was a bit of a cold day and you were rafting in cold glacier water. We were happy to have wet suits on; it helped keep us warm as the water splashed up on and around us. On a hot day, the cold water would feel good without the extra long-sleeved wetsuit jacket.

Rafts loaded and ready to go
Shuttle all loaded up and ready for the river
A moody day at Green Lake in Whistler
The adventure starts at Green Lake and you paddle onto the river that stems from the lake.

Green Lake

Green Lake is one of Whistler’s hidden gems. Tucked away in the valley, it is a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the village. The lake is surrounded by tall evergreens, providing a serene and peaceful setting. In the summer, the clear water is perfect for swimming, paddleboarding, and canoeing. And in the winter, the lake freezes over, making it a popular spot for ice skating and hockey. Whether you are looking for a place to relax or an adventure, Green Lake is sure to have something for you.

Aerial views of Green Lake in Whistler
The road along Green Lake makes for a beautiful drive

White Water Rafting – A Real Thrill

There is nothing quite like the thrill of white water rafting. As you paddle down the river, you never know what’s around the next bend. Will it be a calm stretch of water or a raging rapid? Either way, you are in for an exciting ride. And while it can be a bit daunting at first, white water rafting is actually surprisingly safe. With experienced guides at the helm, you will quickly learn the ropes and be paddling your way to adventure in no time. So if you are looking for a real thrill, white water rafting is definitely for you.

Aerial views of trees, a river and train tracks
An aerial view of the river we rafted down

Why Go Whitewater Rafting?

For many people, the idea of whitewater rafting is fraught with images of being bumped and bruised by large boulders, but the reality is that whitewater rafting can be a fun and thrilling experience for people of all ages. One of the best things about whitewater rafting is that it gives you a chance to see some amazing scenery that you would never be able to see from land. There is something truly magical about floating down a river and watching the world go by. In addition, whitewater rafting is a great way to bond with friends and family. Paddling together and working as a team to navigate the rapids can create lifelong memories.

Mother Nature’s Waterpark

Anyone who has ever been to a water park knows that they are a blast. There is nothing like hurtling down a waterslide or floating lazily in a lazy river. But what if there was a way to take the water park experience to the next level? Enter whitewater rafting. Whitewater rafting is like spending the day at a water park made by Mother Nature. Instead of man-made slides, you will be careening down natural waterways. And instead of a tame lazy river, you will be navigating rapids and churning waters. It is an exhilarating experience that is perfect for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike. So if you are looking for an adventure, whitewater rafting is definitely the way to go.

Whitewater rafting on Green River In Whistler
A moment of calm before the storm
Girl smiling while Whitewater rafting on Green River In Whistler
So much laughter on our raft!

Know Before You Go:

  1. There are change rooms, but save yourself a bit of effort and come with your swimsuit on already.
  2. Wedge does provide wet suits, jackets, helmets, and booties.
  3. You can leave your extra belongings in a plastic basket in the change room – they lock the door between rafting trips, so your belongings should be totally fine. Our belongings were fine, but leave anything extra you do not really need at home.
  4. There are helmets with the attachment for you to clip your GoPro or DJI Osmo Action into.

Have you ever been rafting? Tell us about it below!

 

Disclaimer: Darcy and I were guests of TAG Whistler for this experience, but as always, our opinions are our own.

 

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