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Jasper Family Rafting

Athabasca Canyon Run

Jasper Family Rafting Athabasca Canyon Run
Raft beautiful Athabasca Canyon on a half-day whitewater rafting adventure from Jasper. The Athabasca Canyon Rafting Run is a fun, family-friendly Class 2+ rapids. Start rafting at the base of Jasper's Athabasca Falls and enjoy the 7.5-mile (12-km) stretch of athabasca river with a certified river rafting guide. This 3.5-hour rafting adventure includes all equipment and transport from downtown Jasper, with both morning and afternoon departures are available.
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Family River Rafting

Athabasca River Mile 5

Jasper Athabasca River Mile 5 Family River Rafting
Have a lot of fun Rafting the Athabasca River! Raft Jasper with your small group from Mile 5 section of the glacier-fed Athabasca river. This section of Athabasca river is great for a river rafting introduction as it begins with an approximately 10-minute float before the class II rapids. Enjoy the gentle thrill of some bumps and splashes on your roughly two-hour family river rafting adventure. A soft rafting adventure perfect for kids and beginners, that includes round trip transport from Jasper.
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Family River Rafting

Scenic Athabasca River Rafting

Jasper Athabasca River Easy Scenic Rafting
Enjoy Jasper National Park's scenic views on a gentle Athabasca River Rafting Adventure. The small group rafting float trip takes you down several miles on Class II rapids. Expect a few splashes along the way, but nothing scary. Your raft guide shares stories of these Jasper areas and its inhabitants while you sit back and enjoy the rafting ride. Enjoy this family adventure on the Athabasca river suitable for those aged three and up. Life jackets are provided for safety and ponchos keep you mostly dry.
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Sunwapta Whitewater Rafting Challenge

4-hour whitewater adventure from Jasper - Paddle the Sunapta River - Shoot Class II and Class III rapids with an experienced guide - All necessary equipment and instruction included - Round-trip transport from a central location in Jasper

Sunwapta Whitewater Rafting Challenge
Sunwapta Whitewater Rafting Challenge

Jasper Sunwapta Whitewater Rafting Challenge

Take on Jasper's Class II and Class III white-water rapids on Sunwapta River with a 4-hour rafting adventure, following the dramatic endless Chain Ridge through Jasper National Park. Paddle the river raft alongside an experienced river guide, splashing over an 8-mile (13-km) stretch of fun rapids. This 4-hour whitewater rafting trip includes all necessary rafting equipment and instruction, as well as round-trip transport from a central location in Jasper.

Make your way to a central location in Jasper National Park, then travel 45 minutes to a put-in spot by the Sunwapta River. Wear a swimsuit under your clothes so you’ll be ready for a quick change into a wetsuit, neoprene booties, and a paddle jacket, and on cooler days, bring a pair of wool socks to wear inside the neoprene booties.

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What to Expect on the Jasper Sunwapta Whitewater Rafting Challenge

Meet the river guides for a briefing on white water paddling technique and safety, then hit the river in self-bailing rafts that accommodate up to six passengers. The name of the Sunwapta comes from the Stoney Indian term “turbulent river,” and during the highest-water months of mid-June to late July, it lives up to its name with a consistent mix of Class II and Class III rapids.

Watch for wildlife at the edge of the water, as Jasper National Park is habitat for everything from tiny pikas to grizzly bears and moose, and enjoy views of the dramatic Rocky Mountain landscape. After roughly 1.5 hours on the water, steer to shore at a take out point—it’s a great idea to bring a towel and warm clothes to change into when you get off the river.

This 4-hour whitewater trip concludes with return transfer to Jasper.

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Sunwapta Whitewater Rafting Challenge Overview

- 4-hour whitewater rafting adventure from Jasper
- Paddle Jasper National Park's Sunwapta River
- Shoot Class II and Class II river rapids with an experienced rafting guide
- All necessary equipment and river rafting instruction included
- Round-trip Jasper transport from a central location.

Sunwapta Whitewater Rafting Challenge Itinerary

Pass By: Jasper's River Rafting Office
"Sunwapta" is the Stoney Indian term for "turbulent river" and this Jasper Park river lives up to its name! Travel in 6 passenger self-bailing river raft, your expert rafting guide will maneuver your group skillfully down the 13 kilometer stretch of river punching through a consistent flow of Class II rapids in-between several sections of Class III whitewater. Set in the pristine wilderness area of Jasper National Park, the Sunwapta is a low volume, technical river that follows the Endless Chain Mountain Range from its source at the toe of the Athabasca Glacier. Be surrounded by spectacular Canadian Rockies scenery in prime wildlife habitat, allowing the chance to spot elusive native Jasper wildlife from the river raft or during the scenic bus ride. These rafting trips do not require any previous experience and are suited for physically active individuals, 12 years and above and weighing at least 90 lbs (41 kgs) who are looking for an exhilarating ride. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure for check-in procedures.

Stop At: Jasper National Park
Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies comprises a vast wilderness area of Alberta province defined by glaciers, lakes and peaks like 11,033-ft.-high Mt. Edith Cavell. The Icefields Parkway, a road from the town of Jasper, passes subalpine forest and the immense Columbia Icefield. Outdoor activities like hiking, camping and skiing are popular. Native wildlife includes elk, moose, bighorn sheep and bears.
Trip Duration: 4 hours
Admission Ticket Free

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Sunwapta Whitewater Rafting Challenge Overview

- Sunwapta Whitewater River rafting Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- All day Jasper parking is located in the parking lot directly across the street. You are required to check-in and sign river rafting waivers 15 minutes prior to departure time
- Dress with a swimsuit underneath your street clothing and bring warm clothing for afterwards. It is also recommended to bring a drink and snack for after the Sunwapta Whitewater rafting tour
- This rafting trip runs in all weather conditions.
- Participants will be provided with all the necessary river whitewater rafting technical equipment including wetsuits, spray jackets, neoprene booties, helmets and lifejackets, however on cooler days, those prone to feeling the cold should bring either a fleece or wool jacket to wear underneath the spray jacket (no cotton should be worn)
- Rfting participants must be at least 12 years of age and weigh a minimum of 90 lbs (41 kg)
- Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
- Sunwapta Whitewater River Rafting Challenge is Not recommended for those with back injuries
- All Jasper departure times listed are in Alberta Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST)
- The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and Jasper National Park traffic conditions
- Minimum river rafting numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough Sunwapta rafting passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Sunwapta Whitewater Rafting challeng is Not wheelchair accessible
- Jasper Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

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