Experience the biggest whitewater on the island as you raft through the stunning and unique Exploits River Canyon. This two hour whitewater rafting adventure will provide you with non-stop thrills from start to finish. Experience is not required however you want to make sure you are comfortable with the water as you will be soaked the entire time, and may even be thrown from the raft! This is the ultimate thrill ride! This trip is suitable for people 12yrs+ and runs three times daily.The Exploits Canyon Run includes admission to the Salmonid Interpretation Centre, which is well worth a visit to learn about the salmon that make the journey up the Exploits River every summer.
Rafting NL's newest and most adventurous tour is in it’s second year of operation and has been an instant hit! This two-hour excursion takes you to a scenic red-rock canyon in the heart of Grand Falls-Windsor featuring one of the most intense and memorable sections of white water in Newfoundland & Labrador. Experience the excitement of rafting through an 80 foot vertical walled deepwater canyon and riding a roller coaster of waves crashing around you; your adrenaline will be pumping all day!The tour begins at beautiful Gorge Park in Grand Falls-Windsor. A short bus ride takes you across the historic paper mill trestle bridge where you will get a chance to peer 80ft down to the Exploits River and some of the amazing rapids you will be rafting. After a quick briefing from your guide (and a final chance to back out) you will descend down a stone staircase while your guides zip line the boats down to the canyon floor. At the bottom you will have the opportunity to start your trip by cliff jumping 15ft into the river! The cliff jump is optional, but highly recommended. Before taking on the biggest rapids on the island the guides will spend some time teaching you the paddling skills you will need to get the most out of your trip. Once you are ready, the rafts will enter the current and the ride of your life will begin! On the river we guarantee that you will be soaked the entire time, and may even be thrown from the raft. Just do what your guide says and enjoy the ride! The signature rapids on this trip include the "Mill Rapid" and the "Canyon Rapid", both of which feature long wave trains with crashing waves up to 9ft high! You WILL get wet on this ride! Other great features include an awesome surfing wave, and the huge hits at "Paul's Falls" and the infamous "Virgin Wave". This tour is short and sweet so you can make it a quick stop on your journey or even sign up twice in a day without having to alter you trip. This tour is not for the faint of heart, if you are afraid of water you should book the Badger Chute Rafting Adventure instead.