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White water rafting adventures in Jasper National Park


There are numerous mountain rivers in Jasper National Park that offer some of the best whitewater rafting in western Canada. These trips offer a wide spectrum of opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. 

Athabasca River

If you are looking for an easy introduction to rafting or a family-friendly trip than the Athabasca River is a good choice. Designated as a Canadian Heritage River because of its scenic beauty and history of fur trade exploration, the Atha-B is a river that all can enjoy. Under your guide's expert direction you will travel in 6 to 10 passenger, self-bailing rafts through calm stretches and small but lively rapids. 

This family-friendly trip starts at the base of Athabasca Falls and splashes through numerous rapids with high canyon walls on each side. After the canyon stretch, rafters enjoy the wide open views of the scenic Athabasca Valley to our take out.

This trip offers the ultimate family adventure and is suitable for families of mixed ages and apprehensive first time rafters.

There are also paddle assist trips on two Class III rivers: The Sunwapta River and the Fraser River. All rivers are unpredictable, with water levels fluctuating according to season and weather. These two great rivers are both located within a one hour drive of Jasper. Each day throughout the season you can raft either the Fraser or Sunwapta River. Whichever river offers the best ride on any particular day, is the river you raft that day. 

Sunwapta River

Sunwapta' is the Stoney Indian term for 'turbulent river' and this river lives up to its name. With a steep gradient and numerous rapids this is Jasper's wild water rollercoaster ride. The only class 3 located fully within Jasper National Park it offers spectacular scenery and good wildlife opportunities. Don't miss the high water mid-June to late July! 

Fraser River

From our launching point in the shadow of the Mt. Robson, the "Mighty Fraser" serves up turbulent rapids and swirling eddies bound to soak every rafter! After a short portage around thundering Rearguard Falls we continue down the river, splashing through large rapids dwarfed by steep canyon walls. This trip provides great opportunities to spot wildlife and seasonal spawning salmon.  

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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
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TRIP TYPE
Whitewater Rafting
SEASON

late May to September

DIFFICULTY
Easy / Moderate
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
100
GUIDE INFORMATION

All the guides are qualified rafting guides. Since 1987, they have been the purveyor of quality rafting adventures to many thousands of visitors to Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park. 

RESTRICTIONS

These trips do not require any previous experience. The Fraser and Sunwapta are suited for physically active individuals who weigh 90 lbs (41 kgs) or more and are looking for an exhilarating ride.

The Athabasca River trips are suitable for kids as young as 5.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Not Applicable
TRANSPORTATION

Trips begin and end in the town of Jasper, Alberta, a 4 hour drive west of Edmonton or 5 hours from Calgary. The main office is located in Jasper townsite at 616 Patricia Street.

WEATHER

Average summer temperatures range from 10 - 25 degrees Celsius.

REGION
Northern Rocky Mountains
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Life jackets, wet suits, paddle jackets, booties, paddles and helmets. 

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Bathing suit or light clothing that can be worn under the wetsuit, towel, dry clothes for after the trip.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Waterproof camera, daypack, snack, sunglasses, water bottle.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations not included in the package but available at local hotels, lodges and bed & breakfasts.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

No meals are included on these tours.

1 day tour, available late May - September
$88.00 / per adult - CAD
Athabasca River. 3.5 hour round trip. Daily departures at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.

$44.00 / per child 5-14 years old - CAD
Athabasca River. 3.5 hour round trip. Daily departures at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.

$98.00 / per person - CAD
Sunwapta River. 4 hour round trip. Daily departures at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.

$109.00 / per person - CAD
Fraser River. 5 hour round trip. Daily departures at 10 am and 1 pm.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST. 2.00% PST.



Balance of payment is due 2 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
Backpacking tours: $200 non-refundable deposit due at reservation. Full payment required 30 days prior. 30 day no refund cancellation policy in effect. Day Tours: 48 hour cancellation policy. No deposit required. WE WILL PROCESS YOUR CREDIT CARD IMMEDIATELY. Bookings (7 persons or less) are subject to a 48 hour Cancellation/Change Policy. Refunds/changes require a minimum of 48 hours/2 days notice. Bookings are non-refundable within 48 hours of departure
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