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.
The day trip prize pack has a value of $296 ($148 each) and here’s what will be included:
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 â€” 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! Iâ€™ve never seen the water levels so highâ€¦ 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:
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!