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Babine River Rafting, British Columbia Rafting Trips, Babine River BC, Babine Whitewater Tours, West Canada Guided River Adventures
BC Babine Raft Tour, Babine River Fishing Trips, Northern BC Recreational Raft Adventure Tours, Escorted Whitewater Rafting Trips
06 Day Babine River Rafting Tour
 RBC#01 Babine River Rafting
Overview: The Babine River has been the focus of considerable attention from conservationists and industry alike. Its 120 km course from Babine Lake to the confluence with the Skeena River passes through as impressive wilderness and scenic canyons as can be found in this province. A wide variety of wildlife species thrive in the river basin, with particular attention given to probably the finest grizzly-viewing opportunities in the province. The Babine also supports an extremely productive fishery of anadromous fish species and has an international reputation for its steelhead population. We will meet in Smithers the night before the trip for a pre-trip meeting. You will be able to ask your guides any final questions and be given any equipment you may have rented. All of our guides are government certified river guides, and have undergone extensive training. They are experienced in first aid, CPR, river rescue and many aspects of river navigation. These skilled professionals have a genuine appreciation for wilderness river travel, and look forward to sharing their experiences with you. Your guides will go out of their way to make your rafting adventure safe, enjoyable and of course, fun! Our guides are skilled campfire cooks and prepare great meals plus wonderful desserts over the coals in the Dutch oven. We always carry lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and cheese. We even serve wine with dinner,... and how about a freshly baked Black Forest cake, topped with real whipping cream, hand beaten by the camp fire! One of our challenges as outfitters and guides is to make our expeditions rich and rewarding experiences for everyone - regardless of whether they're 8 or 80. Our guide to client ratio averages 1:4, so we can ensure that a wide range of activities, ambitions and dreams can be met, whether you're a rambler, a fast hiker, an artist or a fisherman.
Our first day starts at a reasonable time, allowing everyone the opportunity to pick up any last items that may not have found their way into your suitcases. We will take a two hour bus ride to where the river flows out of Babine Lake. The first few days are gentle and very relaxed as we enjoy the late summer weather. On the upper stretches of the river there are a few remote little lodges, which cater to fishermen who are after the much sought steelhead run that the Babine is renowned for. The fishermen will likely be in full force. It is always good enjoyment watching them work (and fight with) their rods.
Every day on the Babine the rapids gradually build in size. There are beautiful canyons all created from different rock masses and everyday there will be different river features. One of the highlights in this section is the aptly named rapid called ‘Grizzly Drop’, where we often come across grizzly bears also taking advantage of the salmon runs. For aeons the great bears have congregated here to feed, and it's not uncommon to see up to ten grizzlies.
Our last day on the Babine River will bring us to some very exciting rapids. We may see some First Nations people fishing for salmon as we pass by the old village site at the narrows of Kisegas Canyon. The canyon is a straight flush with some stretches only letting us just past. The rafts definitely couldn’t make it through here sideways!
The last portion of the trip is actually on the Skeena (a sizable river by this point). The Skeena is wider and more powerful with some fun rapids that are very different in character from what was experienced on the Babine. On the sixth day, as we approach the native community of Kispiox we start to see homes and farms. After a look at Kispiox's well known totem poles we continue on to K’san historical native village where our trip ends and we are transported back to Smithers. You can plan to fly home at the end of the sixth day or stay again and enjoy a final dinner with the rest of the group. We recommend staying in Smithers for the final (6th night) just so there’s no chance of missing connecting flights.
Rates per Person in CAD$
  Month  Departure Dates  Rates
June - September / 6 Days
On Request $2260.00
June - September / 5 Days
Introduction Offer $1950.00
Smithers Hotel Accommodation
Any Date $95.00
Services Included
• Transportation from/to Smithers
• Professional Guide Service
• GST Tax
• PST Tax
• All Rafting Equipment
• All Meals
• Drybags
• Paddling Jacket & Equipment
• Safety Equipment
• Park user fees