Winter Rafting

Floating the not-so-frozen Sturgeon River might be one of your most memorable winter adventures!  Guided winter rafting trips meander around bends and curves in the river, gliding you along beneath snow-covered evergreens.  Make the short drive for an experience you will never forget!

Big Bear Adventures

Experience the breathtaking beauty and solitude of winter, while floating beneath a canopy of cedars and pines covered with freshly fallen snow. Since 2001, our knowledgeable staff has been guiding rafts down the crystal-clear Sturgeon River on a fun and narrative 1½ hr trip, offering an excellent opportunity to see wildlife in their natural habitat. We can accommodate groups of up to 6 people in our rafts that are spacious, relaxing and a great “team booster.”

Most importantly, our rafts do not tip over- this is a dry trip! In the winter, our raft trips are Guided Only, to ensure the highest safety standards. All equipment is U.S. Coast Guard approved and safety-inspected, and Type III Life jackets are required to be worn by all participants. No experience is necessary, but participation is required (this involves TEAMWORK!). A truly unique trip with memories to last a lifetime!  Contact Info>>>


Sturgeon River Paddlesports

Frequently Asked Questions:  

Will we get wet?  No – this is a dry trip. The rafts do not tip and you will be floating with one of the experienced raft guides.

How should we dress?  Dress as you would for most any winter activity:  snowpants, boots with warm socks, winter jackets, ski gloves, hats, etc…you’ll be outside for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Sturgeon River Paddlesports provides all paddlers with a USCG approved type III life vest.

What should we bring?  Your camera or smartphone – you wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to photograph the beauty of the snow covered cedar trees and abundance of wildlife we see on the winter trips!  Feel free to bring a little something in your thermos to warm you up along the way, hot chocolate, coffee, etc…

How long is a guided trip? Trips are approximately 1 1/2 hours, depending on weather conditions.

Who should go on a winter raft trip? Paddlers of all ages enjoy the winter trips and no experience is necessary since you’ll be floating with one of our raft guides. All you need is a sense of adventure. Contact Info>>>