Expect fun, thrills and action on this guided wilderness canoe trip on the Athabasca River in Alberta. You and your partner will learn to 'read' the water and practice minimum impact camping on this true wilderness canoeing adventure.
This canoeing trip begins in the town of Hinton, located in the foothills of the Rockies, and takes you 190 km down the mighty Athabasca River, ending in the town of Whitecourt. Along the way you will have a chance to fish in unspoiled trout streams, view wildlife, swim and relax around a campfire. There are no towns, no houses along the route, just the wide river, islands and forests. A truly Canadian adventure for first time and experienced paddlers.
No paddling experience is necessary. The trip includes a couple of days of intense training on quiet waters that will prepare you for the days on untamed rivers. Your guides will also teach you the proper way to camp with minimum impact on the environment.
The river stretches are not dangerous, even for the beginner, but the current, numerous rapids and gravel bars demand constant vigilance. Experienced canoeists find plenty of challenge in this wilderness setting.