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Enjoy a delicious luncheon while viewing an ever-changing view of the longest river in British Columbia (1375 km) Your 2.5-hour voyage will take you from Canada’s largest port, up river to Surrey past the newly completed 10-lane Port Mann Bridge (which is the second largest & longest cable-supported bridge in North America, and at 65 metres wide it is the widest bridge in the world). We’ll get up to the Douglas Island Wildlife Preserve as well as to the mouth of the Pitt River. Get your cameras ready!
Every seat and table are arranged for your optimal viewing of the mighty Fraser River. Watch for wildlife and view the remains of an old paddlewheeler on the riverbank. Our knowledgeable narrator has lots of amusing and interesting stories of the past and present about the Fraser River and can answer any questions you may have. A great way to spend an afternoon with family & friends, colleagues & groups!
We also feature an educational “Discover the Fraser River” package for teachers and school groups, community & seniors groups. For group bookings of 30 or more with an additional charge of only $5.00 per person ( +GST) you can include a guided educational program tour of the Fraser River Discovery Center, New Westminster’s world class interpretive facility for the cultural history and ecology of the Fraser River.
Planning an Annual End-of-the-Year staff appreciation outing? Ask us about our corporate group rate bookings!
Our 100-passenger Paddlewheeler is an authentic replica of the paddlewheelers, or sternwheelers that plied the Fraser River in British Columbia from the late 1850s until the 1920s. Carrying everyone from pioneers, fur traders, gold rush miners, freight and livestock as well as family passengers from the communities along the Fraser River, these working boats were vital connections between B.C. communities in the early days of this province. The M.V. Native is very safe boat, fully certified by Transport Canada.
River cruise schedules are published in advance. However, changes and substitutions may occur at the discretion of management if unfavorable conditions persist, including wind & weather, or any other reasons. Reservations are required at least 24-hours in advance. Full payment is required in advance. Please arrive for boarding at least 15 minutes before departure.
We are a family-owned company operating our flagship paddlewheeler, the 100-passenger M.V. Native. We feature cruises on the Fraser River, up river to Fort Langley or down to the historic fishing village of Steveston.
We also can take you out into the breathtaking back-country wilderness of Pitt Lake, or out for a narrated lunch cruise, Sunset Dinner cruises or fun Friday-night "pub" dance parties on the Fraser River.