Athabasca Falls

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Athabasca Falls: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Icefields Parkway: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

    1. Icefields Parkway: Smartphone Audio Driving Tour

    Discover the incredible Icefields Parkway with this smartphone audio tour between Lake Louise and Jasper. Let your audio guide transform this beautiful scenic drive into a sight-seeing, fact-finding, trivia-answering, family-friendly adventure.

    With your phone or tablet at your guide (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher), start from either Jasper or Lake Louise, and end at the other. Enjoy the same tour experience in either direction.

    Watch as your audio guide point out must-see sights, attractions, breathtaking mountains, and glaciers that you pass along the journey. Learn about the area's early pioneers, animals, geography, and the historical events that led to the highway’s creation.

    Take in the panoramic views of Lake Hector and Bow Lake, and stop for easy trails in Banff National Park. Explore the Columbia Icefields a...

  • Jasper: Canyon Run Family Whitewater Rafting

    2. Jasper: Canyon Run Family Whitewater Rafting

    Begin the tour with a 30-minute bus ride to the river at the base of Athabasca Falls. Get geared up with all the necessary equipment and change into your wetsuit. Your highly experienced, certified guide will give an overview of all rafting and safety procedures before you jump onboard the 6-passenger, self-bailing raft. As you embark, hear the thundering of Athabasca Falls plunging behind you. Your raft will join a turbulent stir of whitewater whisking you downstream as your guide expertly navigates the river, surrounded by the high rock walls of the Athabasca Canyon. In the first part of the 12-km ride, punch through consistent sections of exhilarating Class II rapids before the river mellows giving you a chance to relax. Take in spectacular views of the Canadian Rockies and perhaps even spot some local wildlife on the shoreline of this pristine environment. All technical equipment w...

    It was a lot of fun! We had never been white water rafting before and we’re not sure what to expect. I had concerns about safety but those were completely eased once we were on the water. The guides are well trained snd know how to navigate the water, the raft is excellently built with fail safes and they gave a thorough safety talk prior to the adventure to know how to handle any situation that may arise however unlikely. Once we were on the water I understood better and my worries were gone. We want to go again snd next time do higher class rapids. These class 2 were perfect for beginners and super easy… maybe too easy for us. But overall we’re glad we did it and the canyon was beautiful!!

  • Athabasca Falls: Class 2 White Water Rafting Adventure

    3. Athabasca Falls: Class 2 White Water Rafting Adventure

    The Athabasca Falls trip is probably our most scenic. After a 30-minute bus drive from town guests are suited up in our wetsuit gear. After a safety talk there is a 5-minute portage to the river. This river trip starts with a bang. Once out in the main current the first set of rapids is only seconds way. Once these rapids have soaked everyone in the raft the rafters find themselves in a canyon. For the next 30-minutes there are no trails or roads next to the river it is just the river and you. The canyon ends with another set of rapids and spectacular views of the Athabasca River valley. Once back at the highway it is about 20 minutes to the take out. There are more sections of rapids but also flat section to enjoy and learn about the natural surroundings. All trips are in 8-person rafts with a licensed river guide.

    This was our first WW rafting trip ever. Nate’s personality and knowledge of floral and fauna really allowed us to fully experience the entire natural experience. Nate pointed out various birds, calving island and the history and current natural issues facing the National Park. He was also very friendly and 50% of the raft’s occupants got into the water and tried the re-entry method! This was so much fun we returned the next weekend for more. We’re booked for 2022! See you then Nate!

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What people are saying about Athabasca Falls

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 75 reviews

Enjoyed the Rafting adventure very much but the only downside was the lack of rapids for the second half of the trip, which is absolutely no fault of the guides/company. I have been rafting several times before and this was advertised as intermediate, however this is on the easier side of the 'intermediate' level. If you've gone rafting before, consider a Class 3 rafting trip as the Athabasca is a fairly easy river to navigate. Next time, I will definitely opt for the Sunwapta adventure (class 3). Overall, the guides were incredible and funny. They made the experience that much better!!

This was our first WW rafting trip ever. Nate’s personality and knowledge of floral and fauna really allowed us to fully experience the entire natural experience. Nate pointed out various birds, calving island and the history and current natural issues facing the National Park. He was also very friendly and 50% of the raft’s occupants got into the water and tried the re-entry method! This was so much fun we returned the next weekend for more. We’re booked for 2022! See you then Nate!

I did Athabasca class 2 rafting and there were 4-5 rapids which were very exciting. The view of Rocky Mountains at the time of rafting is just exceptional. Our guide was also too good. I would say that don’t miss out on this experience. It’s will be a memorable one.

It was easy to do; the lot where we met was easy to find. They provide you with everything you need. I would recommend bringing a towel and if you like water shoes.

Well organized. Safe and fun. Thoroughly enjoyed and would do again