Welcome to Vrbas Canyons
Between Jajce and Banja Luka the Vrbas River descends through a series of gorges and reservoir lakes that together form one of Bosnia and Hercegovina's foremost adventure-sport playgrounds. At Karanovac, 11km from Banja Luka, Rafting Centar Kanjon is a reliable, well-organised extreme-sports outfit offering guided canyoning (seasonal), hiking and top-class rafting. Rafting requires groups of at least four people but joining others is usually easy enough at short notice in summer. Some weekends, given a couple of weeks' advance reservation, there's an almost unique opportunity to go night-rafting on a floodlit section of the Tijesno Canyon. That canyon is also a popular place for rock climbers.
The Jajce road winds steeply on past two dams. The higher one is overlooked by the stubby rock ruins of what was once Bočac Citadel.