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River Rafting in the Fraser Canyon with REO Rafting

Monday, June 7th, 2010 — 4:38pm PDT
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Although the tumultuous waters of the Fraser Canyon have instilled fear inside me since I was a child peering over the cliffs at Hell’s Gate, I’ve always been curious about the river rafting experience. On a daily basis I get offers to run contests on my site but this is probably one of the most unique. REO Rafting Resort approached me about setting up a contest to give away a river rafting experience to one lucky reader and their guest. Despite my own fears, everyone I’ve talked to says it’s the experience of a lifetime.

Photo credit: Jenny Lee Silver on Flickr

The day trip prize pack has a value of $296 ($148 each) and here’s what will be included:

  • 1 Whitewater rafting trip
  • A resort style buffet lunch
  • professionally shot photo CD of your trip
  • River snacks
  • Free full body wetsuit, booties, and all of your equipment
  • Full use of the resort amenities (which includes a hot tub, beach volleyball, rivers edge beach, campfire, hiking trails, etc.)
  • Like my Fraserview Golf contest, I’m running this in time for Father’s Day in case this is an activity you’d like to do with your dad. On Father’s Day REO Rafting is also offering up a special $98 rafting trip (not including lunch & access to the resort).

    I found a blog post by our friend Tanya from 2007 where she wrote about her experience with REO. “We had a terrific time — Your crew this year were fabulous, the resort is an awesome place to camp and kick back, and the experience on the water was incredible! I’ve never seen the water levels so high… In fact, I almost lost my contact lenses twice during our run because of the intensity! Tana, our guide, was fantastic, too! Two thumbs up, Reo!”

    The rafting trips are 4 hours long and there will be small pit stop breaks for snacks and nourishment before continuing on. You will also be responsible for finding your way there, which could take about 2.5 hours from Vancouver to Boston Bar up Highway 1. However, they also offer multi-night trips in case the contest winner would like to upgrade to an overnight package. They have tents and cabins available.

    Here’s how to enter to win this rafting experience:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Share this on Facebook & leave a comment to confirm (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Win a river rafting excursion in the Fraser Canyon from @REOrafting & @Miss604

    I will draw the winner at 9:00am June 16, 2010.

    Update June 16, 2010 I have just drawn the winner and it is Lori. Congratulations and have a blast!

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    1. Michael says:

      Awesome! *crosses fingers*

    2. cole says:

      Sure! I’ll risk my life river rafting once! Let’s do’er up!

    3. Laura says:

      Great contest and a great weekend trip idea!

    4. Sandy says:

      Oh HELLS yeah!

    5. Devlon says:

      Ooh, that looks like too much fun

    6. Brian says:

      This would be fantastic. I’m going to share this contest with all my friends. Here’s hoping one of them will win and get the thrill of a lifetime. Cheers,

    7. Dilara says:

      What a great contest! I’ve been itching to go river rafting!!

    8. Gladys says:

      Sounds like an amazing experience to share with my Dad for Father’s Day.

    9. Julie Ferguson says:

      Fabulous prize and what an exciting way to ramp up the summer! *fingers crossed*

    10. Stv. says:

      Oooh…rafting prize. Sweet!

    11. Kana says:

      I’ve learned in Swiss & it was so much fun! luv to do it again!

    12. Jessica Adamson says:

      Sounds awesome!

    13. Amanda R says:

      wow – I would be scared but I’d like to try it! Enter me

    14. Masey says:

      This has actually been on my Summer hit list for something like 3 years now. Went rafting in Quebec which was a real disappointment… so hoping BC can turn it on!

    15. Teresa says:

      white water rafting is such a must-do in BC. Hopefully the weather holds up!

    16. Tyler says:

      Oh rafting is fun! We did it in Costa Rica, wonder how the Fraser would rate compared!

    17. Diane says:

      My husband would love to go rafting… maybe I’ll get over my fear from last time…

    18. Tara Ciecko says:

      Never been, but it is on our bucket list ๐Ÿ™‚

    19. Such an awesome contest. I’d love to take my boyfriend because he isn’t from Canada and they don’t have this kinda thing in England. Thanks Rebecca!

    20. Dee says:

      That looks like so much fun!

    21. Looks fantastic! I’d love to do this – and take my husband along.

    22. James says:

      Lets all go…

    23. Isabel says:

      I would loooove to go! Been on my list for so long!

    24. Gladys says:

      Wow, great contest!

    25. Holly says:

      What a great trip this would be!

    26. SGP says:

      I love British Columbia summers!

    27. Wendy says:

      Visited REO twice about 10+ years ago and it was one of the most memorable experiences… amazing. Would love to get my butt in gear and experience it again!

    28. RB says:

      looks cool.

    29. Micaela says:

      Sounds like fun!!

    30. Tricia says:

      me me me!

    31. Joey says:

      sounds like a great trip!!

    32. Sandra Ho says:

      always wanted to try river rafting!

    33. Jimmy says:

      Putting my name into the hat!

    34. Nathan Tippe says:

      Awesome contest – went in high school and would love to check it out again!

    35. Christine says:

      I’m new to BC and would live to try it out!

    36. Heather says:


    37. Danielle says:

      great contest! crossing my fingers and hoping i win!

    38. Danielle says:

      just shared this on facebook as well! =)

    39. FMC says:

      Such an awesome giveaway. I have wanted to go rafting for some time now.

    40. FMC says:

      I shared on facebook…and tweeted…

    41. Maggie says:

      I last went river rafting in Ottawa when I lived in Ontario – SO MUCH FUN! I wanna go again!

    42. Heather says:

      soooooooooooooooooooo want to win this!!

    43. Carrie says:

      My first river rafting experience was with REO and they are AWESOME! I would love to go on another trip with them

    44. Amy says:

      I LOVE white water rafting and REO is the best!!! Would love winning this!! thanks for poting such a great contest!

    45. Tomasz says:

      River rafting has been on my things to do but haven’t done it yet. Wish everyone luck but hope I win! lol

    46. amfriesen says:

      if i wasn’t forced to go via a friend or free then i’d probably pass as i’m not sure how glasses would work with the waves and wind; i’d like to try though, i hope there isn’t a weight restriction as my hubby is large

    47. Ranelle says:

      This would be awesome! Looks like a great time.

    48. Justinne R. says:

      I have always wanted to go river rafting and this is actually one of my goals this summer! This would be a great birthday gift for me, and I am so excited =) I hope I win this prize!!!

    49. marcmcpherson says:

      I did the REO trip many years ago. It was a super trip. Lots of fun, a really picturesque stop. The CD they provide is pretty great as well.

    50. Lori says:

      Would love to bring hubby for Father’s Day – we haven’t gone rafting for about 5 years now. Been to REO before and they’re awesome.

    51. Alison says:

      Sounds like an amazing adventure!

    52. Tracy says:

      I’m turning 50 this summer so would like to start off the celebration and go rafting. Pick me please!

    53. Kye Grace says:

      Who doesn’t want a day on the river?

    54. Karen says:

      Oh my goodness, I would LOVE to win this one!

    55. Brandie says:

      Wow – have always wanted to do that! Sounds like a blast!!!

    56. Cameron says:

      I would really love this one!

    57. Liam says:

      Wow, wow and wow. Fun times! Starting to pray….NOW!

    58. Rebecca says:

      This would be awesome. Love it!

    59. Jan says:

      Hope I don’t go ‘overboard’ with the entries.

    60. Rachel says:

      Sounds awesome, I’ve never been river rafting!

    61. Angie says:

      I have actually never been up there!

    62. Cal says:

      Wow!! this looks great

    63. t king says:

      this would be wicked!

    64. Jenn says:

      I’ve always wanted to go river rafting!

    65. Erin says:

      Have lived in Vancouver for two years now. I keep saying that I must white water raft. Win or lose this year has to be the year.

    66. Jeanie says:

      Way too cool!!

    67. Tracy says:

      That sounds so fun! Never been before and would love to go.

    68. Teresa says:

      Looks like a good time!

    69. Linda says:

      River rafting- on my list of things to try. Sounds awesome!

    70. Katie says:

      I absolutely love river rafting and I am excited to check this trip out.

    71. a panda says:

      thank you =D

    72. Krstina says:

      I haven’t gone river rafting in years! It is so much fun. I would definitely love to win this.

    73. Fawn says:

      Wow, this is a totally fun prize!

    74. Ceci says:

      Awesome, would love to win this!

    75. Lana says:

      Sounds scary but fun…

    76. scales says:

      I love rafting, and body rafting!

      I’d love to win so I can video record the adventure with helmet cam .. I think your readers would love that ๐Ÿ˜‰

    77. Nature can make life so EXCITING!!!
      What and adventure that is. I would use attached a video cmaera to me so my students could enjoy the ride too!

    78. Yep. I’d like to do that. Sign me up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    79. Mariska says:

      Never river rafted before, sounds like an awesome trip to get me started and an amazing photography opportunity as well! Super fun!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    80. Dilara says:

      Just FYI… I shared on facebook & retweeted ๐Ÿ™‚

    81. Shivani says:

      This sounds amazing, I hope I win!

    82. Zoe Charters says:

      pick me pick me!

    83. Lilia says:

      Pick me! I never been river rafting, but would love to try!
      I also posted it on my facebook page:)

    84. Beth says:

      Sounds like fun!

    85. jeriel says:

      fun filled articles you have with fun filled freebies up for grabs! not to mention, the awesome combo of you & your hubby’s passion. really happy to see it!

    86. Margaret says:

      Wow! what an awesome contest – the winner is sure to have an amazing time. I hope it’s me….

    87. Laureen says:

      This river rafting trip sounds fun!!

    88. Jodi says:

      I’ve rafted with REO before. It’s a great time!

    89. Chelsea says:

      Reo rafting is the best I’ve ever been to!!

    90. Amber says:

      Would love to win a rafting adventure!!

    91. Babs says:

      would love to take my son for grad

    92. Stefan says:

      Once rafted down the Nile in Uganda. Would love to give this a go.

    93. Karen says:

      This sounds amazing! I’d love to win it.

    94. LB says:

      looks intense!

    95. Vanessa says:

      I loved rafting when I went the first time last year! Would LOVE to go again!

    96. David says:

      Just drove down the Canyon this weekend, looking longingly at the River Rafting billboards. Consider this an entry in the contest.

    97. Cadi says:

      This is a must do more than once in your life! Bring it on!

    98. Cadi says:

      posted to facebook profile too ๐Ÿ™‚

    99. Tyler says:

      Never been before but would love to go.

    100. Miranda says:

      LOVE river rafting!

    101. Tina says:

      I went for the very first time last year; it was a blast!

    102. Anny Chih says:

      Dropping my name in the hat! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to try a Class 4 (only done 2 & 3).

    103. Cassie says:

      Would love to take my boyfriend who hasn’t gone before.

    104. Stephanie S says:

      I’ve done this exacpt trip (but overnight) when I was 16 and I actually have a laminated picture of me on a crazy rapid on my fridge. I’d love to share this experience with my husband who has never done this!

    105. Ryan M says:

      Rafting is incredible ๐Ÿ™‚

    106. Laura says:

      I’ve been dying to go since some of my friends have been gushing about how much fun it is!

    107. Chris says:

      Sounds like a great experience.

    108. Carly says:

      What an awesome prize!!

    109. Samaah says:

      there are few things in life better then rafting, and few places on earth better than BC.

    110. Janice says:

      Super experience!

    111. Nicole says:

      omg please enter me! that’s awesome!

    112. Kelli says:

      Last time I went rafting, the water was calm and we didn’t even flip once. This seems like it would rock!!

    113. Angie says:

      I would love to try this out! Looks like too much fun!

    114. Ali says:

      The mister would owe me big time for this one!

    115. Tanis says:

      I would love to win, thank you very much!

    116. Nathan says:

      Good luck to me.

    117. Alice says:

      Thanks; great idea! Scary, exciting, why not???

    118. Barry says:

      I haven’t been yet! Tanya talks about her experience all the time! Hope I win!! Thanks for a great contest!

    119. Jen says:


    120. Siobhan says:

      Sounds like fun! Scary… but fun!

    121. Johnathan says:

      My friend and I totally want to plan a trip ๐Ÿ™‚

    122. Kate says:

      Pick me Pick me!!

    123. cklo says:

      That’s wild!

    124. aria says:

      Looks scary.

    125. alo says:

      Didn’t know we have this in BC.

    126. pete says:


    127. rose says:

      What an experience that would be!

    128. ying says:

      That looks exciting.

    129. PLO says:

      I would love it.

    130. ari says:

      What fun.

    131. Peter says:

      Wow. Looks exciting.

    132. aylo says:

      Wow. Looks exciting.

    133. Wes says:

      I am so into this! I went twice last summer in Ontario. Years ago, we did it for my brothers stag party instead of going out and getting drunk.

    134. Tracy says:

      pick me!!

    135. Torey says:

      Sounds like an amazing trip!!!

    136. Am I too late? I want to win!!! Sounds like an adventure!

    137. Caleb says:

      I’d love to go river rafting!

    138. Lori says:

      Yay! Thanks so much – can’t wait to go.

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