should I book?
What's the difference between Canadian
Rockies Rafting and other rafting companies?
How do I get to the river?
How do I choose the right rafting
When is the best time of year to go
What is the minimum age for rafters?
Do I have to be able to swim?
How many people are there per raft?
Is rafting safe?
What is your cancellation policy?
What kind of clothes should be worn
on the river?
What happens if it rains?
Should I tip my Guide?
I am looking for summer work how do i apply?
should I book? To
ensure space on the date of your choice, book as early as you
can. Some dates fill months in advance, others don't fill at
all. Procrastinate and you may be disappointed. The earlier
you book the more likely you are to get the dates you desire.
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the difference between Canadian Rockies Rafting and other rafting
We run the same stretches of river as other rafting companies but that is where
the similarities end. We run ALL of the rivers that are offered
in the area. Our equipment is the finest on the river. We use 100% self bailing
rafts that we ensure are built to our specifications for the rivers we run.
Our staff members are friendly, experienced and willing to answer your questions
and concerns. We offer opportunities to waterfight, cliff jumps, short hikes
and body surfing that no other company offers. Our customer service level is
second to none.
do I get to the river? CRR offers complimentary transportation
to and from all our river locations. We pick up in Banff,
Canmore and locations closer to each river. You are welcome
to drive to our office and if coming from Calgary, we will
meet at locations near the river so you do not need to drive
do I choose the right rafting company? Canadian Rockies
Rafting Company takes pride in its reputation as one of the
world's leading outfitters. We suggest you contact our staff
to get full details of all the tours in person. They will
gladly assist with making the right choices, honestly and
correctly. If the staff do not have all the answers, they
will get a river manager or the owners to talk with you personally.
Also ask around, local information centres and other companies
will gladly recommend.
is the best time of year to go rafting? How Long is the season? It
all depends on what tour you are going to do. We open mid May
and close end of September. The rivers change from May to September.
High water is usually from Mid June to Mid July. So for the
real whitewater enthusiast this would be an exciting time to
book. The scenic float trips offer great birding opportunities
in May through June. The best way to find out what is best
for you is to call 1-877-226-7625.
is the minimum age for rafters? At
CRR are proud to offer a trip for all ages and abilities. We
run a range of river tours that can accommodate everyone. The
age limits are posted at each tour web page.
I have to be able to swim? All rafters must wear specially
designed whitewater lifejackets which we provide. On our
river tours that are Grade 4 we do recommend that people
have swimming ability.
many people are there per raft? Capacity varies with
the size and style of raft. Paddle Rafts: usually Max. 12
rafting safe? There is an element of risk to any outdoor
adventure activity. At CRR we have a trip for all abilities.
Our guides have been thoroughly trained and have first aid
and river rescue certification. If you have concerns you
should follow these steps: 1. Review each tour thoroughly
and decide what level of risk is comfortable to you and your
group. 2. Ask our sales staff to clarify any questions you
may have regarding each trip. 3. Talk to the trip leader
or river manager at the river. Ensure you are comfortable
with your decision and we at CRR will gladly assist in helping
make the right choices. CRR has an impeccable safety record.
is your cancellation policy? Individuals must a give
MasterCard or Visa upon making reservation. No refund will
be given if cancellation is within 48 hours, or customer
does not show up.
groups of 10 or more we require advanced booking notice and
we require a $100.00 non-refundable deposit. We require confirmed
numbers 7 days prior to trip departure and full payment 48
hours prior to trip date which is non-refundable. Bookings
that involve food or special requests are subject to a 14 day
cancellation policy no refund.
payment for all of our group trips is required 48 hours prior
to trip date and this amount is non refundable.
kind of clothes should be worn on the river? CRR provides
all river wear from your feet to the head. However, weather
conditions vary greatly from month to month and river attire
varies accordingly. Just before leaving try to review a weather
forecast and especially temperatures. If it looks cool, bring
a fleece or wool sweater (NO COTTON) that can get wet. Whitewater
Rafting: wear a bathing suit or shorts to the river and have
an extra layer to go over your upper body available. Float
trips dress comfortably according to the weather. Bring a
rain coat if it looks like rain and a warm sweater. You can
bring a small pack on the raft. We will not get wet.
happens if it rains? Whitewater Rafting is fun in
any type of weather provided you dress properly. We go rain
or shine - you'll get wet either way. Float Trips will be
assessed close to river departure times and if it looks like
the rain will continue we may cancel.
I tip my Guide? If
any of our staff members excel in your eyes let us know.
Beyond that gratuities are a welcome and unexpected part of
our guide's day. If you feel that your guide,
or any member of our staff has provided you with exceptional
service feel free to offer them a gratuity. A tip is never
expected but greatly appreciated. If you like your ride tip
I am looking for summer work how do i apply?
Rockies Rafting is looking for energetic people to work in a fun
and rewarding river environment. CRR will be hiring new and experienced
guides for the summer season. CRR operates many river tours, providing
variety for our employees. We operate float trips, family whitewater,
full and half day whitewater on rivers up to Class IV+ daily throughout
the summer. Our tours are based out of Banff and Canmore Alberta.
Employment would start in May and runs through September 26th.
Our wages are competitive and are based on experience.
Canadian Rockies Rafting is a professional organization that expects
a professional work ethic from its employees. We are willing to
train individuals who show promise in any aspect of our business.
Do not hesitate to apply if you feel that you meet most, but not
all of the qualifications for a position. We are always looking
for outgoing people that will help improve our excellent customer
Feel free to send your resume and cover letter to us at firstname.lastname@example.org