In mid-July one of my kids and I went to Lytton and spent a half day on the Thompson River with the good folks from Kumsheen Rafting. And we we had an absolute blast.
It is incredible seeing the river landscape from on the river rather than looking at it from the highway. And it is such a truly beautiful landscape!
Just one warning – you will get wet when you are rafting. They offer you a wetsuit to wear – wear it. It is definitely NOT comfortable trying to put it on but once you are on the river you will be grateful you did.
Also, they offer you a type of pull-over spray “coat”. WEAR IT. I chose not to (big tough guy doesn’t need that!). Of course I made my daughter wear it and she complained a lot as we were standing in the blazing heat on the shore – “It is too hot! I am MELTING!” etc.
As soon as we got in the raft I was almost instantly cold. My kid was comfortable. And after a few hours on the river – my shoulders were very red from sunburn. Which reminds
My kid’s shoulders were not burned. Smart kid, Dumb dad.
While there is currently a wildfire burning near Lytton it is many kilometres away from the Village of Lytton and the Kumsheen Rafting campgrounds, restaurant, pool, and offices – if you want to go rafting, Kumsheen Rafting is still operating safely with little to no concerns about the Nohomin Creek wildfire.