Thompson River Rafting Trips
The beautiful river Thompson is the third largest river and the chief tributary of River Fraser of British Columbia, Canada. The river contains powerful waves and continuous rapids, as the water body flows through a deep canyon.
The North Thompson starts from the mountains west to Valemount and flows south to the Kamloops, meeting the South Thompson. The river runs parallel to the Canadian National Railway and Highway 5. Flowing through the forests of cedar, spruce and fir, the blue-green North Thompson River is pretty tame, allowing the rafters to enjoy excellent drifts. The South Thompson begins from the outlet of Little Shuswap Lake, flows through a wide valley to Kamloops and meets the North Thompson. Moreover, the South Thompson runs parallel to the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 1. For rafters, the river has rapids galore to take pleasure from, as it powers through almost 19 major rapids encompassing Devil’s Kitchen, Green Monster and the 18th hole. Located in the desert area of B.C., the river is best during the summer months of June, July and August, as you can enjoy the warm and sunny weather once on a rafting expedition. While traveling downstream, the river grows to be more and more active with big, rolling waves going up to a height of 8 feet.
As far as the trips are concerned, while out on a paddle trip, it is necessary to have some swimming ability and possess good health. Age of the rafters must be at least of 10 years. On power trips, the knowledge of swimming is not always necessary; however you must be minimum 8 years old.