Clearwater’s Interior Whitewater Expeditions (IWE) has been accepted into the Canadian Tourism Commission’s prestigious Signature Experiences Collection.
“It’s very prestigious,” said Interior Whitewater owner Doug Trotter. “The Signature Experiences are supposed to be once-in-a-lifetime adventures.”
In particular, IWE’s five-day/four-night multi-sport adventure called “Do You Believe in Magic?” is showcased in the collection.
The tour involves two days of canoeing on Mahood Lake, a hike from Mahood to the Clearwater River, and then two days of whitewater rafting on the Clearwater – all in Wells Gray Provincial Park.
Sights seen along the route include Sylvia and Goodwin falls along the Mahood River, and side-trips to see Moul and Spahats falls along the Clearwater.
Other sights include native pictographs that date back as far as 3,000 years.
Cost of the Do You Believe in Magic? trip is $1450 plus tax for an adult.
IWE has been offering the five-day trip for about eight years, said Trotter.
Everyone who has gone on it, including the guides, say it is awesome, he said.
Three or four years ago a couple from Saudi Arabia picked Do You Believe in Magic? after researching trips all around the World.
Last year a family from France and England completed the trip and then sent Trotter a photo album chronicling their adventures.
Being accepted as a Signature Experience means IWE can use that designation in its advertisements and promotions, said Trotter.
The Canadian Tourism Commission will also advertise the adventure in its promotions around the world.
Interior Whitewater Expeditions was one of 48 businesses accepted into the Signature Experiences Collection this spring.
IWE was the only rafting company to be accepted into the collection this spring and remains one of only two rafting companies in the entire collection.