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.
Book Athabasca Rafting Family Canyon Run
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.
Book Athabasca River Mile 5 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.
Book Athabasca River Scenic Rafting
Half-day rafting trip from Jasper - Paddle for 1.5 hours on the Athabasca River - Put in at the base of Athabasca Falls - Travel with a certified river guide - Pickup from a centrally located meeting point - Choice of morning or afternoon departure - Ideal choice for families
Make your way to a departure point in downtown Jasper, where you'll board a bus for the 30-minute trip to Athabasca Falls. Wear a swimsuit under your clothes for a quick change to a wetsuit, then join the athabasca river guide for a briefing on rafting technique and safety. Grab a paddle and climb into a six passenger white water raft, then leave the shore with the thundering sounds of Athabasca Falls behind you. The rafting guide will steer you into the current as you paddle into a channel between the high rock walls of Athabasca Canyon. You’ll take on a series of fun, exciting Class II rapids, then the river will flatten out for the relaxing final stretch. After roughly 1.5 hours on the water, the river raft guide will steer you back to shore for the return trip to Jasper, where this tour concludes. Please note: wetsuits, neoprene booties, and paddle jackets will be provided, as you’re sure to get wet while splashing through the rapids. Wear a swimsuit and bring dry clothes and a towel, as well as wool socks and a warm, post-paddle jacket for cooler days.Book the Athabasca River Canyon Run
Experience white water rafting in the Rocky Mountains - This soft adventure is perfect for kids and beginners - Includes round trip transport from a central Jasper location - Keep your camera dry. Photos of your excursion available to buy
Raft down what explorer David Thompson and countless fur traders canoed up. It's more fun this way! Introductory Class II athabasca river rapids will provide fun splashes, and the Athabasca Valley will provide splendid vistas to keep you thoroughly entertained during your hour on the Athabasca River.Book Athabasca River Rafting Mile 5
Sunwapta River white-water rafting tour in Jasper - Delve into the Jasper National Park and enjoy fine views over the Rocky Mountains - Paddle through the choppy currents with your guide - All necessary equipment is provided on this tour - Tours depart at 9:30am, 12pm, and 2:30pm, come rain or shine - Hassle-free round-trip transport from your Jasper hotel
Jasper’s Sunwapta River is a stretch of grade III rapids, where rafting challenging twists and turns and spectacular scenery come as standard. On this rafting tour, spin along the Icefields Parkway road and admire sweeping views over the famous Rocky Mountains. Tackle the swirling white-water currents with your guide, and watch the riverbanks for sightings of native wildlife living within the Jasper National Park.Book The Sunwapta River Rafting Adventure
Take a whitewater rafting adventure in Alberta, Canada - Travel down the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park - Challenge Grade 2 rapids - Choose from several daily departure times - Fun for the entire family - All rafting equipment is included
Experience the excitement of an athabasca whitewater rafting adventure on this guided, 2-hour excursion. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time, then ride along Alberta, Canada's Athabasca River in Jasper National Park. This 'Mile 5' trip is athabasca river’s most popular, challenging Grade 2 river rapids. Your driver/guide will be taking photos along the way which will be available for purchase at the end of the trip. All the necessary rafting equipment plus an Alberta hotel pickup and drop-off are included.Book Rafting Athabasca River Mile 5
River rafting trip down the Athabasca River Canyon in Jasper National Park - See the canyon landscape from the river, an unbeatable view that can't be seen by car or foot - Family friendly activity provides a fun challenge while remaining accessible to kids and teens - 8 person rafts guarantee safety and security and a small-group feel - Choice of several departures throughout the day - All necessary equipment included - Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Bring the whole family along on this moderately challenging—yet totally fun river rafting excursion down the Athabasca Valley in Jasper National Park. Join a guide in an 8-person raft for a multi-rapid run down the Athabasca River Canyon for a trip challenging enough to be counted as an adventure but relaxing enough for you to enjoy the beautiful canyon scenery along the way.
After a 30-minute bus drive from Jasper, you will suit up in your rafting gear. Your safety is always a main concern so prior to departure on the river, your guides will provide a safety talk. All our rafting guides are trained in First Aid, CPR and are federally licensed. After the safety talk there is a 5-minute portage down a road (built for Marilyn Monroe!) to the athabasca river.
The river trip starts with a bang. Starting at the base of spectacular Athabasca Falls, you'll raft 15 kilometers down the majestic Athabasca Valley. Once out in the main current, the first set of rapids is only seconds' way. Once these rapids have soaked everyone in the raft, you'll find yourself in a spectacular canyon only seen from the river.
Sit back and enjoy the ride as your guide does the steering - Have a family adventure on the river—suitable for those aged three and up - Keep your camera dry and let a professional take photos for you (own cost) - Life jackets provided for safety and ponchos keep you mostly dry
Jasper National Park is an amazing place to experience nature, and a gentle adventure on the Athabasca River is a great way to do it. This small group float trip takes you down several miles on the Class II rapids—that means you can expect a few splashes along the way, but nothing too scary. Your guide regales you with stories of the area and its inhabitants as you go.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the amazing scenery on this family-friendly adventure! Bring the entire family and join us for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park, a **UNESCO World Heritage Site**. Our 2-3 hour rafting round trip (transportation time included) passes through many small sets of rapids and calm stretches, which allows your National Park Licensed guide to point out the natural and human history of Jasper. *The Athabasca River is the same route that was used by the "fur traders" many years ago, (David Thompson 1811).
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
Take on Class II and Class III white-water rapids of the Sunwapta River with a 4-hour rafting adventure from Jasper, following the dramatic Endless Chain Ridge through Jasper National Park. You’ll paddle 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 equipment and instruction, as well as round-trip transport from a central location in Jasper.
Make your way to a central location in Jasper, then travel 45 minutes to a put-in spot by the Sunwapta River in Jasper National Park. 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.
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.
Return transportation from Jasper townsite - All safety equipment and rafting gear (booties, wet suit, paddle jacket) - Souvenir photos available for purchase - Class II rapids, suitable for all levels and ages
No roads lead to the parts of the athabasca river you will travel on this expedition. Raft the white water on the Athabasca River through places you can only reach by boat. This guided tour takes you through two exciting sets of rapids (wear your bathing suit!) linked by a serene stretch through the canyon. Take in the Rocky Mountain scenery only paddlers and wildlife get to witness.
Starting at the base of the Athabasca Falls, you'll raft 15 km down the majestic Athabasca Valley. This 3-hour round trip provides spectacular canyon scenery that combined with moderate rapids, make this an adventure trip ideal for the whole family. After a 30-minute bus drive from town, you'll be suited up in your rafting gear and receive a safety talk. Then there is a 5-minute portage down a road (built for Marilyn Monroe!) to the river.
The river trip starts with the first set of rapids only being seconds away. Once these rapids have soaked everyone in the raft, you'll find yourself in a spectacular canyon only seen from the river. For the next 30-minutes, a combination of rapids and flat sections you can enjoy the scenery and enjoy the natural surroundings. It is just you and the river. The Falls trip ends with another set of rapids and amazing views of the Athabasca River valley. Once back on the highway, it is about 20 minutes to the townsite.
2-hour beginner-friendly whitewater rafting trip from Jasper - Paddle "The Expressway" section of the Athabasca River - Includes all necessary equipment and instruction - Round-trip transport from a central location in Jasper - Ideal choice for families
Paddle a fun, 5-mile (8-km) section of the Athabasca River on a 2-hour whitewater rafting adventure from Jasper that's perfect for first-time rafters. You'll ride frothing Class II rapids through 'The Expressway,' a wide stretch of river that combines rapids with calm, flowing water. This 2-hour Jasper whitewater trip includes all equipment, as well as round-trip transport from downtown Jasper.
Make your way to a centrally-located meeting point in Jasper for 5:30pm departure, then travel 15 minutes to a put-in spot by the Athabasca 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.
Join the athabasca river guides for a briefing on rafting technique and safety, then board a whitewater raft that accommodates between six and 10 passengers and a river guide. Put your paddle in the water to help propel the boat through five sets of Class II rapids, so you can practice your rafting skills between laid-back stretches of flat water.
Throughout the trip, watch for wildlife at the edge of the river, as elk, deer, coyotes, osprey, and bears thrive in the surrounding mountains. After roughly one hour on the water, you’ll pull to shore at a take out point (it’s a good idea to bring a change of clothes, towel, and a warm jacket for after the river). This 2-hour whitewater rafting trip concludes with transfer back to the original Jasper departure point.
Save money by driving yourself instead of paying for a transfer - Each raft holds a six people, you are an important part of the crew - Novices and teens weighing over 90 pounds (41 kilograms) welcome - Be ready for an adventure, all your safety and paddling gear is provided
Get ready for Jasper’s only class 3 rapids on the Sunwapta River. Be prepared: you are going to get wet. Wear your bathing suit under your wetsuit and bring a towel and your sense of adventure. If you have your own wheels, you can save a bit by meeting the guides at the river instead of paying for the shuttle from the Jasper townsite.
You will join a certified interpretive and river rafting guide to paddle through Jasper National Park's largest white water. You will takeout a few hundred meters above the famous Sunwapta Falls.