Reconnect with nature and your whole family on our Cheakamus Splash rafting trip and Sea-to-Sky Gondola combo departing from Vancouver. Rediscover your sense of adventure and love of the outdoors on this memorable family experience. It’s an excellent opportunity to show your kids an awesome time, and enjoy the incredible beauty British Columbia has to offer.

Cheakamus Rafting & Sea to Sky Gondola Combo
Cheakamus Splash family rafting
Sea to Sky Gondola lodge
Sea to Sky Gondola bridge

Rediscover your sense of adventure!

The Family-Friendly Cheakamus Splash and Sea-to-Sky Gondola combo is a full-day fun trip that features rafting on small splashy rapids, outstanding scenery and lots of laughs, along with amazing views and trails at the peak of the Gondola. It’s an ideal outdoor activity for families, children, seniors, and anyone looking for a gentle and fun scenic adventure.

Leave the city behind as you hop onto our Vancouver shuttle, and take in the views along the famously scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to get to our Squamish rafting resort to begin your adventure on the Cheakamus River.

As you raft down the glacier-fed Cheakamus River between old growth forests, you’ll experience the excitement of gentle rapids and see a variety of birds, wildlife, waterfalls, and the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains in British Columbia. At the same time you’ll learn about the intriguing Squamish First Nations history, a key part of the history of the area.

Of course anytime kids get around water, you know there will be a water fight! Perfect the art of splashing others (you never know when the Splash Monster will rise out of the river!), and get a chance to cool off with a quick dip in the pure, glacier-fed, jade-tinted water.

When your river journey ends, we’ll take you back to our fully-equipped rafting base where you’ll be able to change back into your own clothes and enjoy the facilities at the resort including a full service restaurant and awesome fully-licensed outdoor patio area before heading to the Sea-to-Sky Gondola to begin your adventure in the mountains with a 10-minute ride to the top at 885m above sea level.

The ride up provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, the majestic coastal forest and surrounding mountains. Once at the top, many other adventures await. Access a wide array of outdoor experiences including two different interpretive loop walking trails with cantilevered viewing platforms, the spectacular Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, numerous hiking trails, and much more. After we say goodbye, hop back onto our shuttle to head home back to Vancouver.

“Amazing family experience yesterday on the Cheakamus River with Canadian Outback Rafting! I was nervous taking my 5 and 7 year old out river rafting but my mind was quickly at ease once I saw their smiles and saw the river wasn’t as wild as I’d envisioned. Staff were great and real pros. The experience was fun for all. I can’t wait to bring my kids back and make this a new family tradition. I highly recommend!” ~ Wendy D

Quick Facts

Adventure Level: Beginners. Perfect for families. No prior rafting experience is required.

Minimum Age & Weight: At least 5 years old and weigh minimum 50 lbs.

Check-in: Start and end at our rafting base the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort in Squamish upon arrival from Vancouver.

Tour Duration: Approximately 90 minutes of rafting, plus some time getting ready at our base and busing to and from the river. Approximately 2.5 hours of free time at the Sea-to-Sky Gondola. An approximate 8-hour round-trip from Vancouver.

Your Cheakamus Splash & Sea to Sky Gondola Combo Includes:

  • Transportation from Vancouver to our rafting base at the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort in Squamish and from the Sea-to-Sky Gondola.
  • Instruction, training, and leadership from expert rafting guides.
  • Rafting gear, wetsuits (optional on hot days), booties, life jackets, and helmets.
  • Transportation from our rafting base at the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort in Squamish to and from the river.
  • A snack (Clif Bar) and drink on the river.
  • One lift ticket per person for the Sea-to-Sky Gondola.


Small Group
Date / Description Youth (13-16) Adult (17+)

Apr 20 – Sep 29

Daily Departures Monday to Saturday at 9:15 am; Sunday at 11:15 am

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