Directions to REO: Getting to REO by Car, Bus & Air


REO Coordinates (to REO Rafting Resort – Nahatlatch River)

49.9878, -121.5407  ► Type these exact coordinates into maps on your phone or online
Address: 61755 Nahatlatch Forest Service Rd, Boston Bar, BC



From Vancouver, British Columbia to REO Rafting Resort - Nahatlatch River

Approximate driving time: 2.5 hours from the Port Mann Bridge  (Hwy #1 Coquitlam/Surrey BC)
Address: 61755 Nahatlatch Forest Service Rd, Boston Bar, BC
  1. From Vancouver BC Canada take Hwy #1 (Trans Canada Highway) east from Vancouver to Chilliwack and Hope.
  2. Exit Highway #1 (Exit #170) at Hope BC. Turn left at the light and proceed north.
  3. Follow the signs through Hope town centre and resume on Highway #1 East/North through the Fraser Canyon (do not take highway #3 or #5).
  4. In the small town of Boston Bar, turn left opposite the Esso Gas station. Cross over the railroad tracks and the Fraser River and proceed north through the town of North Bend.
  5. As you leave North Bend, stay on the main road for 14.5 km (9 miles). Watch for the REO signs. The first 7K is paved; the final 7.5 km is gravel.
  6. Stay on the main road, cross the Nahatlatch Canyon high bridge. Continue for 1 km. Turn left at the REO sign and drive slowly down the steep road. Proceed past the first undeveloped area and log cabin veering right to the Trading Post parking lot. Check in - you made it!
  7. We recommend arriving before 9 pm unless familiar with driving back-country roads.


From Kelowna, British Columbia to REO Rafting Resort – Nahatlatch River

Approximate driving time: 3.5 hours from Kelowna, B
Address: 61755 Nahatlatch Forest Service Rd, Boston Bar, BC
  1. Take the Coquihalla Connector from Kelowna to Merritt. Then take Highway #5, the Coquihalla Highway to Hope BC.
  2. From Highway #5 exit at Hope and follow the signs through Hope's town centre to Highway #1 East and following the highway north through the Fraser Canyon.
  3. In the small town of Boston Bar, turn left opposite the Esso Gas station. Cross over the railroad tracks and the Fraser River and proceed north through the town of North Bend.
  4. As you leave North Bend, stay on the main road for 14.5 km (9 miles). Watch for the REO signs. The first 7K is paved; the final 7.5 km is gravel.
  5. Stay on the main road. At approx 13 km from North Bend, you will cross the Nahatlatch Canyon high bridge. Continue for 1.5 km. Turn left at the REO sign and drive slowly down the steep road. Proceed past the first undeveloped area and log cabin veering right to the Trading Post parking lot. Check in - you made it!
  6. We recommend arriving before 9 pm unless familiar with driving back-country roads.


From Whistler, British Columbia to REO Rafting Resort – Nahatlatch River

Approximate driving time: 4 hours from Whistler, BC

Address: 61755 Nahatlatch Forest Service Rd, Boston Bar, BC

The best whitewater rafting trip in British Columbia is not in Whistler, but rather on the Nahatlatch River. The beautiful 4-hour drive from Whistler Resort is recommended by AAA, AirMiles, Frommers, and 100,000+ satisfied guests. The Nahatlatch is the ultimate rafting adventure vacation.
  1. From Whistler take highway #99 North through Pemberton and on to Lillooet.
  2. In Lillooet, take highway #12 south to Lytton.
  3. In Lytton take Highway #1 west going south to Boston Bar (do not go north to Spences Bridge).
  4. In the small town of Boston Bar, turn right opposite the Esso Gas station. Cross over the railroad track.
  5. As you leave North Bend, stay on the main road for 14.5 km (9 miles). Watch for the REO signs. The first 7K is paved; the final 7.5 km is gravel.
  6. Stay on the main road. At approx 13 km from North Bend, you will cross the Nahatlatch Canyon high bridge. Continue for 1.5 km. Turn left at the REO sign and drive slowly down the steep road. Proceed past the first undeveloped area and log cabin veering right to the Trading Post parking lot. Check in - you made it!
  7. We recommend arriving before 9 pm unless familiar with driving back-country roads.


From Seattle, Washington to REO Rafting Resort – Nahatlatch River


Approximate driving time: 4.5 hours from Seattle, Washington

Address: 61755 Nahatlatch Forest Service Rd, Boston Bar, BC
  1. From Seattle, take I-5 North through Everett and to Bellingham, Washington.
  2. In Bellingham, take #542 NE to #9, then go north to Sumas. You will want to drive through the USA and Canada border crossing at Sumas. You will need a valid passport to cross the border.
  3. Take #11 to Abbotsford, British Columbia.
  4. 2 km north of border, take Highway #1 East, the Trans Canada Highway, through Chilliwack and on to Hope BC.
  5. Follow the signs through Hope town centre and resume on Highway #1 east through the Fraser Canyon. DO NOT TAKE HIGHWAY #3 OR #5.
  6. In the small town of Boston Bar, turn left opposite the Esso Gas station. Cross over the railroad tracks and the Fraser River and proceed north through the town of North Bend.
  7. Turn left at the REO sign at KM 14.5 and drive slowly down the steep road. Proceed past the first undeveloped area and log cabin veering right to the Trading Post parking lot. Check in at the Trading Post!  You made it!
  8. We recommend arriving before 9 pm unless familiar with driving back-country roads.
“I haven't been to REO since the 90's! It was good then, it is GREAT now.”
 
Sheila M, 5 Stars


Thompson River Coordinates (rafting trips NOT on the Nahatlatch River)

50.2303, -121.5827 ► Type these exact coordinates into maps on your phone or online
Address: 200 Fraser Street, Lytton, BC



From Vancouver, British Columbia to Thompson River - Meet Location


Approximate driving time: 4.5 hours from Vancouver, BC
Address: 200 Fraser Street, Lytton, BC
  1. From Vancouver BC Canada take Hwy #1 (Trans Canada Highway) east from Vancouver to Chilliwack and Hope.
  2. Exit Highway #1 (Exit #170) at Hope BC. Turn left at the light and proceed north.
  3. Follow the signs through Hope town centre and resume on Highway #1 East/North through the Fraser Canyon (do not take highway #3 or #5).
  4. Exit the highway via a left turn into the town of Lytton, BC.
  5. Turn left onto 2nd Street.
  6. Turn right onto Fraser Street.
  7. There is street parking available. You will see the REO Rafting bus and staff who will shuttle you to the start of the Thompson rafting trip.
  8. When your whitewater trip finishes, you will be returned to your vehicle.


From Whistler, British Columbia to the Thompson River - Meet Location


Approximate driving time: 2.5 - 3 hours from Whistler, BC

Address: 200 Fraser Street, Lytton, BC
  1. From Whistler take highway #99 North through Pemberton and follow signs towards Lillooet.
  2. In Lillooet, take highway #12 south to Lytton.
  3. Exit the highway via a right turn into the town of Lytton, BC.
  4. Turn right onto Main Street.
  5. Turn right onto 3rd Street.
  6. Turn Left onto Fraser Street.
  7. There is street parking available. You will see the REO Rafting bus and staff who will shuttle you to the start of the Thompson rafting trip.
  8. When your whitewater trip finishes, you will be returned to your vehicle.


From Cache Creek, British Columbia to Thompson River - Meet Location


Approximate driving time: 1 hour from Cache Creek, BC
Address: 200 Fraser Street, Lytton, BC
  1. From Cache Creek take highway #1 (Trans Canada Highway) towards Lytton.
  2. Exit the highway via a right turn into the town of Lytton, BC.
  3. Turn right onto 3rd Street.
  4. Turn Left onto Fraser Street.
  5. There is street parking available. You will see the REO Rafting bus and staff who will shuttle you to the start of the Thompson rafting trip.
  6. When your whitewater trip finishes, you will be returned to your vehicle.


Getting to REO Rafting Resort by Shuttle Service & Air

Private Transport Options:

Private transportation - REO can provide tour bus and van shuttle transportation for families and small groups up to 20 people from Greater Vancouver locations.  Please call the REO office at 604-941-9777  for rates. Note that rates are per person and go down as the number of passengers go up (this is simply a cost-recovery service we offer for our guests).

Charter Bus or School Bus for Large Groups:

REO can arrange charter bus service at wholesale rates and pass on the savings to your group! We can set up return bus transportation to and from Vancouver, Whistler, Kelowna or other destinations. This is an ideal and low cost option for large groups who would like to travel together.  Round trip rates from just $55 pp for large groups. Please call the REO office at 604-941-9777 for rates.

Air Travel From US Destinations:

Coming from the USA? Looking to book an adventure vacation near Vancouver, BC, Canada or Seattle? Here are some travel tips for travellers from the US to help you save money. These airlines offer affordable flights from many US cities to Bellingham, Washington, just a 3-hour drive to/from REO Rafting Resort (Nahatlatch River).

 Allegiant Air - airfare starts at around $200 return. Some cities that Allegiant Air offers service from include - Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Oakland.

Alaska Airlines - airfare starts at around $250 return. Some cities that Alaska offers service from include - Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Portland, Houston, Dallas/Ft Worth, Minneapolis, Orlando.


Air Travel From Other Destinations:

Flying into the Vancouver international Airport (YVR) is also an affordable route to go for your adventure vacation. From Vancouver Airport, it takes approximately 3 hours to drive to REO Rafting Resort (Nahatlatch River).

Car Rentals:

There are a number of car rental options at the Bellingham and Vancouver airports. Renting a car is the best option for travelling up to REO Rafting Resort. Any vehicle would be suitable for travelling up to our resort. Most of your trip from the airport to our resort will be on highways with the final 5 miles (8 kms) on a well maintained gravel road. Car rental options include Enterprise, Avis, Hertz and Budget.