Rafting Green River : Nature’s Own Thrill Ride

Last Updated on May 12, 2021

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.

Since we have been able to expand our bubble a bit in British Columbia, 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’d 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.

When you get on the raft at Green Lake, your adventure begins with some paddling practice to get everyone coordinated, and all the safety information you’ll 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’re 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.

 

Take a look at our rafting adventure:

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.
Ready for adventure at TAG basecamp in Whistler
The TAG base camp is a great spot to chill between activities
People ready to go white water rafting
I have missed my nieces and nephews so much during this quarantine, so I knew that I had to invite a few of them rafting. They loved it!
All suited up for white water rafting with TAG whistler
A few of my favourite people
All suited up for white water rafting with TAG whistler
The whole crew
Rafts loaded and ready to go
Shuttle all loaded up and ready for the river
Aerial views of trees, a river and train tracks
An aerial view of the river we rafted down
Aerial views of train tracks, trees and green river
Love the train tracks running along the river!

Aerial view of green river and trees

Aerial view of green river and trees

Aerial views of white water rafting on the Green River
We caught some photos of the next rafting group — how fun!

Aerial views of white water rafting on the Green River

Aerial views of white water rafting on the Green River

Aerial views of white water rafting on the Green River

Aerial views of white water rafting on the Green River

Aerial views of white water rafting on the Green River
The river was on the lower side, but we couldn’t tell — we never got stuck. From on the raft, all we knew was the water was a rushin’.
Aerial views of white water rafting on the Green River in Whistler
Surroundings of the river

Aerial views of white water rafting on the Green River in Whistler

Aerial views of white water rafting on the Green River in Whistler

Aerial views of white water rafting on the Green River in Whistler

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.
Aerial views of Green Lake in Whistler
Even on a moody day, Green Lake is gorgeous

Aerial views of Green Lake in Whistler

Aerial views of Green Lake in Whistler
The road along Green Lake makes for a beautiful drive
Man posing with paddles while waiting to go whitewater rafting
Having some fun as we wait for the rafts to be unloaded and prepared
People all smiles with paddles while waiting to go whitewater rafting
These two are still growing way too fast
People smiling while waiting to go whitewater rafting
One of my favorite adventure buddies
People smiling while waiting to go whitewater rafting
My other favourite adventure buddy, my twin sister.

People smiling while waiting to go whitewater rafting

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!

Whitewater rafting on Green River In Whistler

Whitewater rafting on Green River In Whistler

Whitewater rafting on Green River In Whistler

Whitewater rafting on Green River In Whistler

Whitewater rafting on Green River In Whistler

People Whitewater rafting on Green River In Whistler
Our trip wasn’t long enough. My nieces and nephew are already planning on another rafting trip.

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.