HISTORY: 20 Years of River Adventures!
Wade Holidays International, formerly known as River Quest, was founded by Sebastian Wade in 1993 on BC Rivers Day with the inaugural Squamish River Float Trip. For the following eight years, the company roster expanded to include other rivers in the Squamish Valley watershed, varying in intensity and duration. Sebastian’s discerning eye for safety and quality, vast wilderness rafting experience, renowned charm, wit and pure “joie de vivre” all proved to be highly successful and popular with clients of all ages.
Sebastian has accrued more than 25 years of experience as a River Rafter. After leading 12-day wilderness expeditions on remote rivers in British Columbia, Yukon, Alaska and Texas, along with the historic first raft descent of the Kitlope River in 1994, the focus turned to more regionally-specific day trips in the Squamish Valley. Guests of all ages and abilities were hosted on the river. Many returned time and again in different seasons and on different rivers.
In 2001, the rafting doors closed and the Wade Family (wife Deborah and children Ben, Dominic and Alexandra) set sail for the Pacific Ocean on a 35-foot sailboat, cruising the continental coast of North America as far south as Panama. After four years, the dynamic was changed and the family learned the thrill of sailing a high-speed catamaran. On this spectacular sailing vessel the British Columbia coast line was explored before heading west to Hawaii, Majuro, Kosrae and, ultimately, Guam.
July 2009 marked the return to the river. Wade Holidays International is pleased to offer, once again, its year-round Squamish River Float and Cheakamus Splash One-Day River Holidays. After traveling so many miles for so many years, we personally think that more stunning and beautiful coastal river valleys simply do not exist. It would be an honour to share the Natural Splendour with you.
The Wade Family invites you to join us any day of the week, any season of the year. We look forward to making your One-Day River Holiday the best it possibly can be.
Wade Holidays International
Sebastian & Deborah Wade
604 - 898 - 9233
Family Owned & Operated Since 1993