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2 weeks adventure trip

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2 weeks adventure trip

Some advice please.... 2 weeks in July me and a friend (2 girls) are planning on heading to Vancouver and then Calgary for a 2 week adventure trip, any suggestions of best places to see and things to do? Also what is the weather like that time of yr? Best place to check out cheap flights?

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1. Re: 2 weeks adventure trip

Must include some river rafting:

- A 2 day or 3 day trip would be lots of fun. Kumsheen Rafting offer overnight trips that raft the Thompson River and Fraser River

- The Kicking Horse in Golden is a great river to run, however, I don't think there are overnight trips available

- The Calgary Stampede is in Calgary from July 9-18. It would be a great party for 2 girlfriends travelling to Canada

Just a few ideas once we have an idea of what you are looking for we can add more.

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2. Re: 2 weeks adventure trip

I'd recommend Reo over Kumsheen


They have a fantastic camp on the side of the river up a dirt road, instead of on the side of the highway. You can make arrangements for them to pick you up in Boston Bar.

On this article, go for the third route option for the best adventure opportunities:


BC Tourism website will give you more ideas.


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3. Re: 2 weeks adventure trip

In July, the weather through most of BC is likely to be hot and dry, except for Vancouver where, if it's a nice day, it will be warm and beautiful and if not, it will be grey and wet.

Spend a few days just checking out Vancouver, it's a great city. Are you driving between Calgary and Vancouver or flying? It would probably cost a small fortune, but renting a car and driving would be a lot of fun. Lots of beautiful scenery, the Rockies and a few interesting little towns along the way. You can also take a train between the two, but I think that's quite expensive.

Oh, and what everyone else said...except for maybe the Stampede. ;)

Edited: 06 February 2010, 08:48
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4. Re: 2 weeks adventure trip

People often visit the Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks (Banff, Jasper) by car via an itinerary from Vancouver to Calgary. There are tons of different outdoor adventures you can do in the Rockies: hiking, backpacking (i.e. self-contained multi-day wilderness trekking), horseback riding, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, climbing & mountaineering etc. etc.

Info on attractions and operators is at the tourism office sites for the area:



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5. Re: 2 weeks adventure trip

"I'd recommend Reo over Kumsheen."

It all depends on what kind of rafting you want to do. If its small volume river rafting on the Nahatlatch then yes REO is a good choice but if you want large volume river rafting the you might want to consider these other companies as well as they offer motor rafting as well as paddle rafting.




All three offer both motor and paddle trips on the Thompson River. Kumsheen is by far the most established and more experienced on the Thompson.

Fraser and Kumsheen offer motor trips through Hells Gate on the Fraser River!

Edited: 10 February 2010, 23:39
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6. Re: 2 weeks adventure trip

The Thompson beats the pants off the Fraser any day of the week, much much better rapids

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There is a regional airline called Pacific Coastal,and of course WestJet.

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