Whitewater Rafting Adventure (Golden BC) and Glacier Skywalk (Columbia Icefields)
NOTE: To help the organizers in planning for this event, please do not RSVP until you have actuallypaid for your booking (thank you in advance).
Well, spring is finally here and it is time to Do Something New… well for some people anyway
For others, this will be another new adventure, a new life experience, maybe conquering some personal fears, or just another check mark on the Bucket List… Life is too short to not enjoy it
*Just in case your plans might change, the policy for Hydra Rafting is a 7 day cancellation policy.
My apologies on this very long event notice, but the more details usually means less emails to answer in the future.
Last year in June 2013, we had to postpone (due to the floods) and after that re-booked for August 2013 (June/July was very busy with Stampede, volunteering with the floods…).
The August rafting was fun, but unfortunately due to blocked highway issues, we were not able to run the full river (we did receive a credit from Hydra as well).
FYI – the spring run off again is looking high again this year, and this is why I have booked for mid July.
If the water levels are too high, the company will not run the lower rapids, so I am planning/hoping by mid July that we will be able to enjoy the full rafting adventure Yay!!
White Water Rafting - Near Golden B.C.
Package: Ultimate Whitewater Adventure
*This package includes lunch, instruction, guides, gear...Please see the website above for more details!
FYI - You will be on the water for approx 3.5 hrs.
You will need to be at the base by 1 pm. We will be on the water after the bbq lunch (which is included in the package) and the instruction – so around 2:30 pm plan to hit the rapids. After the trip, the bus will take you back to the base around 6:30 pm.
Cost will be approx $152.00 (includes discount, lunch, gst/pst and river tax). Promo code to receive the discount is "dsn2014". Again, you will need to quote "DSN2014" to receive the discount. To book, you will need a credit card and call their office[masked]-8888. Please send me an email to confirm your booking, thank you.
No DSN fee will be collected and extra volunteer help will be greatly appreciated.
We are all adults - everyone is on their own to book rafting, hotels, arrange car pools….
Yes, there will be more details to follow closer to the event as well...
AFTER THE RAFTING TRIP:
You will need to make the hard decision to head back to Calgary (3.5-4 hrs) or for those who would like to keep going…. some of us will be heading the other way to Golden B.C. (about a 20 min drive West) for the night. It might include pubs, restaurants, live music, bbq, hottub, campfire, hike…
Just like last year, we will be planning a bbq at the hotel for the Saturday night, we will work out a price (for the dinner) before the event and then we will all just split the cost. Sorry, I cannot remember the cost but it was around $10.00-$15.00 per person, and it included Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, Garlic Bread, Corn on the Cob, Mushroom/Onions, baked potato...
Yes, even with the rain that night, this was a great meal and probably even better with the drinks too! The managers did also keep the hottub open later for us… This is a BYOB event!
So, again for Saturday the rafting event you will need to be at the river for 1 pm !!!! If you would
like to try the zip line (extra fee) or just relax, then come earlier in the day
For those that would like to stay over night in Golden, we are planning to stay again at the Mary’s Hotel. The cost will be $89 for a room with 2 double beds or if you book early enough, for just an extra $10, you can get a room with a kitchenette.
The policy is 48 hours for cancellation for the Mary's Hotel.
To book a room, quote DSN2014 Tel: (250)[masked]
603 8th Ave N
PO Box 322
Golden, British Columbia
SUNDAY MORNING (GLACIER WALK)
Well for those that have stayed over night and plan to join us at the Columbia Icefields. Your drive
will be about 205 km or just over a 2 hour drive. So, plan on leaving Golden around 9:30 am and
starting the Glacier Skywalk by 12:30 pm.
*I am still trying to see if there is a group rate available, but other wise plan around $27.00 per person.
Well, this is all for now and I will add more closer to the date.
Mike and the DSN Team.