White Water River Rafting Canada

June 14, 2016

Want to explore the Canadian wilderness and get up and close with wildlife and all the natural beauty that Canada has to offer? There is no better way to way to experience pristine natural environments than white water rafting. Western Canada, in particular, offers some of the best white water rafting trips in the world.  Canadian Rafting Adventures offers tours on the Tatshenshini River rafting, Nass, Babine, Ram and Highwood Rivers.

 

white water rafting Alberta

 

White Water Rafting Alberta

Highwood River Rafting

For Calgary white water rafting, the Highwood River starting in Kananaskis country is the perfect day trip. Only one hour south of Calgary, you can experience some great class III and IV rapids, take in the beautiful scenery of Kananaskis, enjoy a delicious after-rafting barbecue and make it back to Calgary later in the evening.

For the more adventurous rafters, CRA offers an amazing four day white water rafting trip on the Ram River north of Banff Provincial Park. You’ll experience tight canyons, rappeling next to a 100 foot water fall, maneuvering through boulder gardens, and a helicopter trip back upstream at the end of the journey.

white water rafting BC

White Water Rafting BC

Remote rivers take you far away from highways and populated areas. You’ll experience a wild, natural environment that few will ever have the opportunity to enjoy. Quietly, floating along the cleanest and purest water in the world, you’ll have a chance to witness wildlife and nature untouched by the modern world. No cars, factories, no cities, nothing will interrupt your connection with the Canadian wilderness.

Babine River Rafting

The Babine River, also known as “the river of the grizzlies” is one of the last remote and unspoiled rafting rivers in British Columbia. Let CRA take you on this 6 day rafting journey through an exotic wilderness few will experience. The Babine is teaming with salmon, which then attracts grizzlies and even bald eagles.

Tatshenshini River Rafting

Northern Canada is home to one of the most beautiful and unspoiled natural environments in the world. Tatshenshini River rafting is a once in a lifetime chance to get up close to wildlife and an untouched wilderness. From the Yukon, through northern British Columbia to southern Alaska, a trip on the Tatshenshini river is an exploration into natural wonders, millions of years in the making.

The Tatshenshini offers an opportunity to see icebergs, grizzly bears, black bears, moose, wolves, mountain goats, wild flora and everything else the Canadian wilderness has to offer. Every rafting tour is a unique chance to experience the unexpected natural world.

Rafting in Luxury

You’ll be in the heart of the untamed wilderness, but with Canadian Rafting Adventures, you won’t be lacking. All of your state-of-the-art expedition equipment will be provided. Enjoy restful nights, sleeping in an all-season tent with a top quality sleeping bag and air mattress. All the safety equipment, water proof bags and other necessities will be provided. Let CRA handle all the preparations so you can focus on the experience.

Of course, all your on-trip meals and drinks, including wine, beer, cocktails and fresh water will be supplied to make your rafting trip as pleasurable as possible. There is no better way to finish a day of rafting than sitting down with a glass of wine with friends.

Canadian Rafting Adventures

White water rafting in northern Canada offers some of the most pristine natural wilderness left in the world. Experience the best white water rafting BC, the Yukon and Alberta have to offer with expert guides and get up close and personal with the best natural environments in Canada.

How to Find The Best Roofing Contractors

October 7, 2015

Replacing your roof is a major investment. You want to make sure you take time to research and find the best roofing company that you can trust to do the job right. Unfortunately, roofing is also one of the most often complained about industries, so finding a good roofer is not always that easy. Here are some steps you can take to make sure you find a quality roofing company.

Choosing Calgary Roofing Companies

Check Online Reviews of Roofers

Homestars.com is one of the best places to find reviews of Calgary roofing companies. Look most closely at the negative reviews. It is possible to fake reviews so if they look too good to be true, they just might be. Roofing companies that respond to criticisms and solve customer problems online are likely take care of you well when they are working on your roof. Other sites like GuildQuality,  Yelp.ca and even Google and be good sources of reviews as well.

Personal Recommendations

First hand experience from a friend that has recently had a roof replaced will always be one of the best ways to find a reputable roofing company. Make sure you ask a lot of questions to make sure your friend is happy with the roof and the service received.

Roofing Supplier Reviews

If you know the type  of roof you’d like to have installed, getting a recommendation from the supplier is also a good bet. Roofing companies like GAF, Malarkey and Euroshield will often have certified roofing partners or can recommend a good roofing contractor.

Narrowing Down the List of Roofers

Once you’ve got about 5 or 6 promising roofing companies that you might want to hire, do some more research to make sure they look reputable.

  1. Visit their websites. Do they have a professional and updated website? Having a pretty website doesn’t mean your going to get a perfect roof, but it is an indication of the quality of the company you are dealing with.
  2. What’s their address? While their are plenty of reputable independent roofing contractors running businesses out of their trucks, you should probably stick to a roofer with a physical address that you can visit in case anything goes wrong.
  3. How big is the company? Visit the About page of the roofer to see how many employees, vehicles, etc. they have. Bigger is not always better, but it’s good to go with someone that looks like they have the experience and people to do the job right.
  4. What are they like to deal with? Was the salesperson you talked to helpful and trustworthy? Do they answer their phones promptly when you call? Were they professional and punctual? Look for all the little cues that will give you an indication of the quality of service you would get if you hired them.
  5. Do they give a written quote? Don’t give any money or deposits until you’ve gotten a written quote that you are happy with. Don’t go with the first company you meet with either. Compare some prices and evaluate different roofers.

Getting a new roof on your home is a major purchase so don’t rush into anything. If you feel you are being pressured by the roofing salesperson, that is a very good indication that you should go with another company. Spend lots of time talking to the salesperson to make sure that you get the roof most suited for your situation. The cheapest roof is rarely a good purchase, you don’t want to break the bank either. With some due diligence, you can find a quality roofing company.