Joey Houssian, Founder

A Whitewater Welcome from Joey Houssian

Welcome to Wedge Rafting’s little corner of cyber space and thanks for stopping by. We are the original whitewater rafting company in Whistler with over 20 years experience on our local rivers. With something for everyone, from family floats to raging rapids, we are confident that we have a river experience for you.

I’m not sure if it’s our colourful and professional staff or the jaw-dropping scenery along our rivers that will impress you most, but I’m willing to bet it’s a combination of both. We believe in something called ‘Riverspeed’ here at Wedge and while I can try to put it into words, it is something better left to feel.

I look forward to seeing you out on our rivers soon,
Joey Houssian

About Joey

Owner of Wedge Rafting, Joey Houssian is a British Columbia native, born and raised in Vancouver, BC.

After attending the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island and completing a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies, Joey moved to Whistler to pursue a career in adventure tourism.

Joey Houssian gained a true passion for nature and adventure as a child. His love of the outdoors was developed in part by his family and growing up in beautiful British Columbia. Joey would spend hours hiking the mountains, glaciers, rivers, lakes, and forests of British Columbia, experiences that undeniably provided him inspiration towards a life in adventure tourism.

Recognizing the role that outdoor play as a youngster had on shaping his life, Joey is also a proud supporter and sponsor of Playground Builders. This international charitable organization builds playgrounds and green spaces in war-torn countries and other areas of conflict. Playground Builders believes that children need to have opportunities for free, safe play in order to grow into well-rounded adults.

To date, Playground Builders has built 200 playgrounds, with many more in the works.

Joey also sits on the boards of the Do It For Love organization and the Zero Ceiling Society of Canada. Do It For Love is a non-profit organization that is committed to sharing the uplifting and healing power of music through wish grants.

The Zero Ceiling Society’s mandate closely aligns with Joey’s personal mantra of experiencing life’s greatest adventures. The organization provides at-risk youth and adults with mountain adventures in hopes of inspiring new and healthy decisions and direction in their lives.

Joey founded The Adventure Group and Superfly Ziplines before adding Wedge Rafting, an iconic adventure company in Whistler, to its group. The Adventure Group was established on the premise of providing excursions and experiences in the breathtaking natural environment of Whistler, British Columbia and offers a wide array of activities for couples and individuals, in addition to corporate retreats. In addition to white water rafting, The Adventure Group packages ziplines, treetop adventures, RZR tours, bungee jumping, helicopter sightseeing, hiking, mountain biking, scandinave spa, snowmobile tours and snowshoe excursions.

Wedge Rafting specializes in whitewater trips on the Green River, Cheakamus River and Elaho River. It’s a company renowned for its world-class guides and high quality rafting experiences, which have been enjoyed for over 20 years in Whistler and the Sea to Sky Corridor. Wedge Rafting and The Adventure Group offer experiences that help to get you out of your daily routine and back to nature, where people can connect with each other and themselves.

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