Rafting & Yoga Weekend Adventure in Alberta with Koa – July 8 – 10, 2022

Looking to check something new off your bucket list this summer? What about white water rafting?

We are excited to be teaming up with our friends at Hunter Valley Adventures to offer you an exhilarating weekend of rafting, hiking, yoga and more! Experience Class II to Class IV rapids, a beautiful waterfall hike, guided yoga in nature, and more! This weekend getaway will have you sharing stories around the campfire, sleeping in cabins and disconnecting to reconnect with nature.  

Day One - Time to Disconnect...Welcome to Nature!

Today you will meet the weekend gang! Arrive at Hunter Valley Adventures, located near Sundre, Alberta between 6-7 pm. 

If you are flying in, we recommend flying into Calgary International Airport (YYC) and renting a car as the property is not located on a public transit route.

If you are driving, Hunter Valley Adventures is located approximately:
- 1 hour an 45 minutes from Calgary (133 km)
- 3 hours and 3o minutes from Edmonton (310 km)
- 5 hours and 25 minutes from Cranbrook, BC (470 km)

Once you have arrived, you will settle into your cottage and meet your bunk mate for the weekend. The evening is yours to enjoy, mingling with the other women and enjoying the surrounding nature. 

Snacks will be provided around 7:30 pm; we suggest you have dinner beforehand. We will spend the rest of the evening getting to know one another while enjoying a bonfire under the starry sky. Don't forget your Zzz's to night so you are ready for tomorrow's white water rafting adventure!

Day Two - White Water Rafting Adventure & Guided Yoga

Wake up to camp coffee, hot tea, and a continental style breakfast where a variety of oatmeal, bagels and toast are offered. 

After breakfast you will pack a bagged lunch before we head out for the day. The activity today is a full day of white water rafting! We will first raft the lower portion of the Red Deer River. Lunch will split up our day as we hop on the bus and head up towards the upper portion of the river. Rafting all the way back to camp we will hit everything from Class II to Class III rapids. 

After rafting it's time to relax! Wind down for the evening with a guided yoga session. Tonight you will be treated with a delicious BBQ, prepared for you while you curl up in a hammock with a book or simply wander around the beautiful property taking in the fresh air and forest sounds. The evening will conclude with a bonfire and/or games.

Day Three  - Chasing Waterfalls & Goodbyes

Breakfast will be a repeat of yesterday with plenty of coffee and hot tea to go around.

We have one last adventure for you today! Come along on a guided hike to a beautiful waterfall, or if you like you can pack up and head out to explore on your way home. We do ask that your items are packed up and the cabins are emptied by 10 am. 

After a morning excursion, it's time to say our goodbyes to all the new friends you've made and the beautiful surroundings.

We look forward to our next adventure with you!
Included:
- Shared accommodations in a rustic cottage with your own bed surrounded by forest. You will be responsible to provide your own sleeping bag/blanket, pillow, flashlight, etc. for the weekend. Please note there is a washroom and outhouse on site but there is no running water, power or wifi/cell phone service.
- A full day of White Water Rafting Class II to Class III Rapids with certified guides
- All rafting gear (wet suit, booties, gloves, helmet, life jacket, wind jacket, fleece jacket)
- Guided waterfall hike  
- Guided evening yoga session
- Prepared meals; from a light dinner on Friday night through Sunday breakfast
- Coffee, Hot tea and water
- Bonfires under the stars with meaningful conversations with like minded women
- Travel checklist & packing list

Not Included:
- Transportation to and from Hunter Valley Adventures (Water Valley, Alberta)
- Personal items for overnight such as sleeping bag/blanket, pillow, flashlight/headlamp, water bottle (glass not permitted), etc. A packing list will be provided.
- Alcohol, energy drinks, specialty beverages 
- Traveler's Insurance
- Guide Tips

Meals:
All meals will be provided as noted above. Please reach out to the trip host after booking if you have any food allergies/sensitivities. We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions but cannot make any guarantees.

Trip Confirmation:
This trip requires a minimum number of ladies to register in order for it to be confirmed. Once the trip reaches the minimum participant number, you will receive a trip confirmation email and a link to be added a private Facebook group just for trip guests. In this group further trip details will be provided. Please let us know if you do not have or use Facebook (see contact information below).

Cost: $525.00 per person.
Please note that accommodations are shared and include a rustic cottage in nature with your own twin/double bed. You will be responsible to provide a sleeping bag/blanket, pillow, flashlight/headlamp. There is a washroom and outhouse available on the property. The property does not have shower facilities or running water; and solar power is the main power source. 

Cancellation Policy: Please see our Terms of Service

Covid-19 Travel Policy:
As of November 15th, 2021 all trip participants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before traveling with Women Who Explore on our trips where indoor accommodations are shared. When traveling from international destinations, the United States currently requires that all travelers returning to the country from abroad show proof of a negative PCR or rapid Covid-19 test taken within 1 day of their return flight. For all trips outside of the United States, your trip host will help you get a Covid-19 test before your flight home. The cost of this test is not included in the trip price and will need to be paid by trip participants. Any additional related expenses including but not limited to testing, vaccinations, treatment, quarantines, and travel costs incurred as a result of a positive Covid-19 will be the responsibility of the trip participant. More information on this requirement can be found here. Participants are responsible for knowing up-to-date re-entry requirements. If returning to any other destination outside of the United States, the trip participant is responsible for being informed of that country's re-entry requirements.

Questions? Please reach out to Lindsey Egan at lindseyegan@womenwhoexplore.com

*Images may not reflect the exact places being visited during this trip itinerary.

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Meet Your Trip Leader - Okanagan Ambassador - Koa
 
Koa Hughes has been a Woman Who Explores Ambassador for 2 years. She lives in the Okanagan Valley of BC Canada.

She is a passionate outdoor enthusiast who can’t get enough of it all! Hiking, mountain biking, camping, kayaking, you name it and she is usually doing it. When she is not in the outdoors, she is a Firefighter, business owner, mom and wife.

Her passion is helping women get into the outdoors because it’s the place she truly found herself and she knows that others will experience the same thing too.