Rafting from the Whistler area is a happy exception to the inaccessability rule. Numerous companies offer a selection of outings suited to every skill level and all originate from Whistler Village which is well-serviced by public transportation from the Lower Mainland. See Getting to Whistler.

The following table lists the offerings by river and season and includes average prices. Prices may vary slightly depending on the services offered by individual companies. For exact prices and details of their shuttle services from Whistler Village contact the companies listed below.

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Rose Hips

Wild Rose

This budding celebrity is popular enough to have been immortalized on license plates in four American states and one Canadian province, Alberta. Even before the Euro-invasion wild roses and their fruit, called "hips," were a mainstay in the medicine chests of nearly every nation on the continent. Whether a cure-all or just sound nutrition, rose hips are indeed generously endowed with vitamin C as well as beta-carotene, vitamins E, B and K. While rose hips are widely available as commercial herbal teas and jams, the tough outer rind can be chewed as is at trailside. Just peel and separate from the seeds, prior to chomping. Add wild rose petals to outback salad for both colour and delicate flavour.

Illustration by Manami Kimura