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


 
 

REO Coordinates (to REO Resort on Nahatlatch River)

49.9878, -121.5407 or
+49° 59' 16.08", -121° 32' 26.52"


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

Approx. driving time: 2.5 hours from the Port Mann Bridge  (Hwy #1 Coquitlam/Surrey BC)
REO is only 2.5 hours from Vancouver via Hwy #1.
  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.


Directions From Kelowna, British Columbia to REO (rafting on the Nahatlatch)

Approximate driving time from Kelowna BC: 3.5 hours
  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.


Directions From Whistler, British Columbia to REO (rafting on the Nahatlatch)

Approximate driving time from Whistler BC: 4 hours
The best whitewater rafting trip in British Columbia is not in Whistler, but rather it is on the Nahatlatch River, a beautiful 4-hour drive from Whistler Resort. 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.


Directions From Seattle Washington to REO (rafting on the Nahatlatch)

Approximate driving time from Seattle Washington: 4.5 hours
  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 Young's 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!

Getting to REO by Bus, Shuttle Service & Air

Greyhound Bus: Daily Service Schedule

It is possible to catch a Greyhound bus to Boston Bar BC (nearest town to REO) from Vancouver and other BC locations. Advanced reservation and student/Hostelling discounts are available to save up to 30% off rack rates.

If you are a full-fare REO client or Volunteer, we will pick you up for free in Boston Bar and return you to the bus the following day or other day (an overnight stay is required since bus schedules do not allow a same day return).

Depart Vancouver   Arrive Boston Bar   Duration
6:30am   10:05am   3h, 35m
         
Depart Boston Bar   Arrive Vancouver    
4:25pm   8:00pm   3h, 35m

The Greyhound schedule works for any REO overnight package such as our 1-night or 2-night Glamping & Rafting vacations and all longer stays. Check Greyhound for schedule information from Northern BC and other locations. To book, simply:
  1. Confirm and pay for your trip with REO
  2. Book your Greyhound ticket online and then tell us your travel dates so that we know what time to pick you up!
  3. Call Greyhound 1-800-661-8747 the day prior to ensure there is no change to the schedule and then call REO at 604-941-9777 to confirm your pick-up time. For bus schedule info, go to: http://www.greyhound.ca/

Private Transport Options for Groups/Families

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 a family 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.

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

Alaska Airlines - air fare 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.

Car rentals - there are a number of car rental options at the Bellingham airport. 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 on a well maintained gravel road. Car rental options include Enterprise, Avis, Hertz and Budget.

Vancouver is a whitewater river rafting and kayaking vacation destination. This page provides directions from Vancouver (Nahatlatch location), Kelowna (Nahatlatch location), Whistler (Nahatlatch location), and Washington (Nahatlatch location).