Immerse yourself in the Fraser Canyon – where unique history, stunning views, and family-friendly attractions offer fun for all ages. Embark on a scenic journey along the winding roads next to the mighty Fraser River, crafting cherished memories that will last a lifetime. This scenic region in British Columbia offers a wide range of activities and attractions that are perfect for families, and is easily accessible from the lower mainland, the interior, and Northern BC. 

For the Family Who Loves Sight-Seeing

If you’re a family who loves sightseeing, you can’t miss the iconic Hell’s Gate Airtram. This thrilling experience is perfect for all ages and is sure to take your breath away as the tram descends 500 feet into the awe-inspiring Fraser River canyon and glides over rushing waters, offering scenic views of the surrounding mountains and the legendary Hell’s Gate itself. Located at the narrowest point of the Fraser Canyon, Hell’s Gate is a must-visit spot for families seeking an exhilarating and educational adventure. Check out the fascinating exhibits at the visitor centre, learn about the salmon migration, and witness the sheer power of the Fraser River, then stop for lunch at Simon’s Cafe or cool off with some ice cream from the Fudge Shop. 

 

Receive 5 coupons for 15% off a Hell’s Gate Airtram Admission when you stay at Blue Lake Resort, Canyon Alpine Motel, REO Rafting Resort, Old Towne Inne,Tuckkwiowhum Campground, or The Mighty Fraser Motel. Limit one coupon per person. Must be redeemed before October 15th, 2025. Coupons provided in person at the accommodation

Visit Alexandra Bridge Park to experience the original Cariboo Wagon Road bridge over the Fraser River (please note that portions of the park are inaccessible from April 1 to October 20, 2024, for Alexandra Bridge rehabilitation activities. Stay updated at bcparks.ca). This park is known for its breathtaking views of the Fraser River and its historical and cultural significance – the area is among the traditional fishing grounds for the Halkomelum (Stalo) and Lower Thompson First Nations.

Lay your heads nearby at the family and pet-friendly Canyon Alpine Motel, conveniently located in Boston Bar. For a themed stay, pay a visit to the Old Towne Inne where you can take a trip back in time to the wild west in a rustic cabin, complete with mountain views and a shared fire pit. The kids will love the western saloon-style decor at the Chuckwagon Bar & Grill, where you can enjoy pizza, pasta, and steaks, or enjoy over 21 types of burgers.

If there’s more room in the budget, the Fraser Canyon Riverside Domes offer a unique experience that your family will never forget. Their unique glamping domes are perfect for stargazing from the comfort of your cozy bed and are spacious enough for the whole family. Hosted by Great River Fishing Adventures, you can even book a guided salmon, trout, or iconic White Sturgeon fishing trip with one of their incredible guides.

Receive 5 coupons for $100 off a Great River Fishing Adventures experience (8 hours min.) when you stay at Blue Lake Resort, Canyon Alpine Motel, REO Rafting Resort, Old Towne Inne,Tuckkwiowhum Campground, or The Mighty Fraser Motel. Coupons valid for tours booked between March 1st – May 31st, 2025. Limit one coupon per person. Coupons provided in person at the accommodation

For the Adventurous and Outdoorsy Family

Use the Cog Harrington Bridge to cross the river from Boston Bar to North Bend and enjoy a day at the pool. Almer Carlson Pool offers the perfect opportunity for the whole family to soak up the sun, cool off, and bask in the scenic views of the Fraser Canyon. After working up an appetite from swimming, stop by JB’s Drive In for a classic diner experience of burgers, fries, and milkshakes.

If you’d prefer the freshwater of a lake instead of a pool, a stay at Blue Lake Resort is an absolute must! With camping, cabins, and a cozy lodge large enough for 22 guests (family gathering anyone?!), this mountain resort is the ideal outdoorsy family getaway. Rent a rowboat, canoe, or stand-up paddle board on this calm motor-free lake. Hike to the nearby viewpoint, enjoy the playground, visit the petting zoo or youth center with air hockey and foosball tables, and spend your evenings stargazing beneath a blanket of shooting stars!

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Fuel up for your adventures with a homestyle meal at Somewhere Else Cafe before hiking Dogwood Community Trail along the Fraser River, or get adventurous and hike to the Trickle Creek Treehouse to visit a hollow Cedar tree and rushing waterfalls. 

For those seeking the ultimate glamping adventure, REO Rafting Resort should be at the top of your list! Ideal for families, their 3-6 day all-inclusive packages offer activities everyone will enjoy such as guided rafting, canyon hikes, archery, cliff jumping, and yoga. After your day full of adventure, retreat to your stylish and comfortable glamping tent. Upgrade to a luxe tent, which includes a private river-front patio, perfect for parents to unwind with a morning coffee. Beyond the tents, the resort is laden with activities. Relax in the hammock garden, engage in a spirited game of beach volleyball, stroll along their nature trail, explore the private beach, soak in the hot tub, or gather around the campfire to make s’mores in the evening. If an overnight stay isn’t possible, consider booking one of their day trip rafting adventures to still get in on the fun.

 

Receive 5 coupons for $20 off a REO Whitewater Rafting adventure when you stay at Blue Lake Resort, Canyon Alpine Motel, REO Rafting Resort, Old Towne Inne,Tuckkwiowhum Campground, or The Mighty Fraser Motel. Limit one coupon per person. Must be redeemed before October 15th, 2025. Coupons provided in person at the accommodation

 

For the Family Who is Interested in History, Art, and Culture

For families enchanted by history, art, and culture, the Fraser Canyon offers a multitude of fascinating attractions to explore. Begin your adventure at the Yale Historic Site & Visitor Centre, where you can step back in time and uncover the captivating history of Yale and its significance in shaping the region. After a day of historical exploration and adventures, unwind and satisfy your appetite at the Ward Tea House. Here, you can indulge in a variety of soups, sandwiches, and freshly baked goods, all while surrounded by the charming ambiance of the historic site. If one day isn’t enough, channel your inner prospector and book an immersive stay at the Johnny Ward Guest House, complete with antique furniture, an old cook stove, and a clawfoot tub – you can even pan for gold at the public beach nearby!  

 

 

For a deeper dive into the Fraser Canyon’s history, visit the Tuckkwiowhum Village & Campground. Immerse yourselves in the rich heritage of the Nlaka’pamux Peoples as you explore the traditional village and experience the culture of the Fraser Canyon prior to European arrival. For the campers, choose from three different areas to pitch your tent or park your RV and wake up to scenic mountain, river, and creek views. Just 10 minutes away, pay a visit to Fat Jack’s Diner & Pub for breakfast, lunch or dinner, where there’s something on the menu for everyone!

For those seeking a higher-end experience, Fraser Canyon Teepee Escape offers a unique and luxurious stay complete with teepees (kids will love staying in these!) and a wood-fired cedar hot tub.

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Plan your affordable family adventure in the Fraser Canyon and create memorable moments that will last a lifetime. With a variety of attractions, outdoor activities, cultural sites, and delicious dining options, there is something for everyone in this beautiful region of British Columbia. Get ready to explore and make cherished memories with your loved ones!

Please note that some attractions and accommodations may have specific openings or closures, so it’s essential to check their respective websites for the most up-to-date information. Enjoy your unforgettable family trip to the Fraser Canyon!

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