It all started with one little raft, a few paddles, eight miles of Thompson River whitewater, and a VW van loaded with enthusiasm.

Four decades later, Kumsheen and I have both matured but I’m just as passionate about the Thompson now as I was that first summer in 1973.

To commemorate 40 years of rafting the Thompson, we have created specials all season long including 40-dollar discounts off many departures. Click here to view the details.

It took over two years to write but British Columbia’s Majestic Thompson River is finally in print. The book has received great endorsements including one from Canada’s national icon Rick Mercer (CBC’s The Rick Mercer Report).  “Rich in Canadian history and adventure, this is my kind of book. Having gotten me safely on and off the Thompson, Bernie’s my kind of guy.”

I’ve been asked by several naturalist clubs to present the book to their members. If you are looking for an engaging speaker, send me an email: [email protected]kumsheen.com. I’m always keen to talk about the Thompson River.

If the Thompson River still is a mystery to you then plan to discover it this summer. If you’re already a Kumsheen aficionado, come back for a visit.