What is River Classification?
Whitewater is rated on a scale of increasing difficulty from Class 1 to Class 6. This classification system provides a useful guide to the technical difficulty of a river. However, this system is in no way an exact science and that it’s open to interpretation.
The whitewater rivers that we are rafting on at Canadian Rockies Rafting, range from Class 2 to Class 4. Here are some general guidelines for the whitewater classification system.