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Exploits River Appreciation Week: Canada Day to July 7th

Monday, June 20th, 2011

With the recent approval of the Aspen Brook gravel pit it has never been more important to bring more attention to this great river.  We have always insisted that the key to protecting the Exploits River from harmful and needless industrialization is to use it; the more people that experience the beauty, culture and excitement of this historic river the louder the voice will be to preserve the river for recreational use for generations to come.

With this in mind, we are launching the Exploits River Appreciation week which will be the first week of July.  We would like as many people as possible to come on out and experience what the Exploits River has to offer, and will be running a series of promotions to encourage people to do just that!

For those of you who enjoy paddling, here are a few suggestions on how you can do your part to Save the Exploits River, and have the time of your life while you do it:

Paddle the River From Red Indian Lake

The section of the Exploits River from below the dam at Red Indian Lake to Badger is considered one of the best stretches of river for recreational paddling in the world!  This portion of the river is extremely deep, fast and stretches through a wilderness full of large game and absent of human interference.  It is literally a paddler’s dream!  Quite suitable for canoes or kayaks, this trip is ideally taken over two leisurely days with ample opportunities to camp along the way (but can be run in a single day).  There are a few sections, most notably Red Indian Falls, that require an easy portage, and we would be happy to provide you with a map and detailed instructions on what to expect along the way.

Experience our Badger Run route on Canoe or Kayak

For those of you that have been on our exciting Badger Run rafting trip, you should consider trying your hand at white-water canoeing or kayaking, and running it with some friends!  This 15km stretch of untouched wilderness is punctuated by easy to navigate rapids, swifts, and spectacular beauty.  Most of the trip is suitable for all levels of experience, but inexperienced paddlers will want to avoid or portage some of the more intense features.  The Badger Chute should be portaged by all but the most experience paddlers.  Feel free to end your trip at our chalet property, or continue on as far as Rushy Pond. 

Flat-water Paddling – Great Family Adventure!

If you are looking for a more relaxing way to enjoy this incredible river, you should consider taking a canoe or kayak trip from our property at Aspen Brook down to Rushy Pond. This section of the Exploits is perfect for leisurely canoe trips as the river is fairly swift and does most of the work for you! The route will take you down the southern side of the river, far removed from the signs of city life, giving you the feeling of a true wilderness experience.  For an added treat, you should consider camping on one of the many ruggedly beautiful islands you will encounter on route; we can give you a few suggestions and help you plan the perfect family camping trip.  Along the 15km route, there are many great opportunities to bring the canoe to the shore and explore the hidden wonders of this great river.

Another great activity would be to take a hike through one of the many trails in Grand Falls-Windsor along the Exploits River.  Perhaps you could bring a picnic lunch with you, or spend some time cleaning up the litter that has been carelessly left behind.  There are also dozens of excellent geocaching opportunities along the Exploits (see map of caches); most of the caches have been placed in the areas with the best possible view, or areas of historical significance.  If you have never geocached before, it’s essentially a world wide treasure hunt and a GREAT activity for families!  We would be happy to help get you started!

To do our part to get people on the river we are going to offer some new programs, and deeply discount our river trips and watercraft rentals to ensure everyone has the chance to experience the Exploits.  As always, everyone is more than welcome to use our property and river access to begin or end your Exploits River adventure free of charge.  We also offer shuttle service, and can arrange pick-up/drop-offs at any point along the Exploits River at very reasonable fees.

Over the course of the day we will introduce our full program of discounts and special offers designed to get as many people as possible on the Exploits River.  Whether you use our equipment or your own, please try to take some time to really experience this treasure before industry and poor resource planning destroy it forever.  We need you to help us prove that this river is worth saving.  Join us for the Exploits River Appreciation week in whatever way works best for you, and send the government of this province a clear and unmistakable message:


See you on the river!

Jason Nault
Office Manager

Amazing Father’s Day Offer! Dad’s Raft for half-price!

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Treat your dad to a Father’s Day he will never forget here at Riverfront Chalets & Rafting Newfoundland!

For Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, you can take your dad rafting with you on our Badger Run rafting adventure for HALF-PRICE ($55)!

If you really want to give your dad the ultimate Father’s Day experience, throw in a stay at one of our luxurious Riverfront Chalets! There is nothing like slipping into our outdoor saltwater hot tub after spending an incredible day rafting on the Exploits River!

Spaces will likely sell out quick, especially if you’re hoping for a chalet, so make sure you reserve soon! Call us at 709-486-0892 to take advantage of our Father’s Day rafting special!

Special Offer for Rafting this Summer!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

As a special thank you for visiting our blog, we are giving you all the opportunity to purchase your 2011 rafting adventure at the 2010 prices of just $99/adult!

We have always insisted in providing our clients with the very best experience possible. We use the best quality equipment, we hire the best quality and most professional river guides, and we serve only the best quality foods. In order to continue operating at our top notch level of service, we are forced to put through our first price increase in several years. Effective June 15, 2011 our Badger Run rafting adventure will be $109 per adult, but our level of service will continue to be the absolute best in the world!

This rate increase does not affect any clients who have already booked their vacations, and also will not affect anyone who books their summer rafting adventure before June 15, 2011!

So don’t delay, visit now to book your summer rafting adventure at our 2010 rates!

See you on the river!

Manager’s Top 30 Rafting Pictures of 2010

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

To kick off the rafting season, I thought we should have a bit of fun.  Last year we took over 31,000 pictures on our daily Badger Run rafting trips!  Over 31,000 pictures!  Each day after the rafts come back after an amazing day on the river it is my job to build picture and video DVD’s for the rafters, so over the course of the summer I spend a lot of time looking at rafting pictures.

After combing through the 31,000 pictures, there are a few that come to mind as being my favourites for one reason or another.  Keep in mind that these are not necessarily the “best”, they just happen to be my personal favourites.  To have a bit of fun I’ve put together a collection of my favourite rafting pictures from 2010 and built a bit of a contest around it to get our Facebook followers involved as well.  I’ll be publishing a new Top 30 rafting picture to our Facebook page every day starting with May 2.  On June 15th all the people who have been tagged in our Top 30 pictures as well as everyone that has left comments or “Likes” will be entered into a draw for one of two FREE RAFTING TRIPS!

So if you or one of your friends appear in one of our Top 30 pictures TAG them!  If you see something you like, click the “Like” button, or leave a comment.  It’s that easy to enter the draw! Good luck to everyone!

You can follow along on our Facebook page, and also on our Top 30 page on the website.

As a bit of a teaser, these are my favourite staff pictures from 2010.  Not part of the contest, but fun pictures just the same.


Jason Nault
Office Manager

Winter Packages

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Hello everyone!  Great news for many of you.  We now have 3 GTX 500cc snowmobiles for rent this season!  A little update on the chalet grounds…all the decks are completed.  You can now walk from chalet to chalet on the upper deck level or at the hot tub level.  No shoes required to get to the hot tub!  Our snow packages will be posted over the next couple days but here is a sneak preview….a four person, two night package including a 6 hour snowmobile tour (with Joys famous hot home-made meals) on weekdays – $149 pp.  The same package on weekends will cost $169 pp.  If you are thinking about booking in for a weekend, I wouldn’t wait too long.  We were very busy last winter!   For those of you who would like to come out and check out the chalets before this winter, we will be offereing a preseason promotion during November and December…$169 on weekends and $139 on weekdays (up to four adults).  An amazing price for a 4.5 star resort!  If we don’t see you then we will see you this winter.  Can’t wait!

Paul and Joy