The Canadian Rafting Federation (CRF) exists to promote rafting competition and racing in Canada as a serious form of amateur sport. As part of this mandate the CRF chooses the annual site for the Canadian Rafting Championships and actively participates in the organizing, operations, and promotion of this event. It also actively works with local outfitters and organizations to develop other sanctioned events.
The CRF is also at the forefront of raft safety worldwide. Through our various courses and certifications, we promote a global standard of guides while continually evolving raft techniques to keep everyone safer.
The CRF is also about the environment and conserving the rivers we raft. It’s about educating others to ensure the sustainability of our rivers.
The CRF is about bringing rafters together, from the most experienced guide to the new enthusiasts on their first trip.
THE CRF IS A NON GOVERNMENT - AND NOT FOR PROFIT CANADIAN ORGANIZATION FOR PROMOTING AND ORGANIZING THE ACTIVITY OF RAFTING SPORT:
Rafting is a human activity conducted on running rivers requiring physical skill using paddle and oar power in soft crafts and which is generally accepted as being a social, commercial and competitive sport. Our organization is a member of the International Rafting Federation and we strive to meet the mission statement of our international partner.
The IRF, the trustee of the rafting tradition, maintains and promotes the conditions which encourages the practice and the development of rafting at all competition, commercial and recreational levels. The IRF aims to facilitate the growing demands of the rafting fraternity through a unified body that deals exclusively with rafting issues and factors which influence the development of rafting.