Guided tour

Athabasca Falls: Class 2 White Water Rafting Adventure

4.9 / 5

58 reviews

Athabasca Falls: Class 2 White Water Rafting Adventure

From US$ 76.30 per person

Experience 360 degree mountain views as you raft through a canyon in Jasper National park on grade 2 whitewater.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Get away from the crowds and experience the quiet beauty of the Athabasca Canyon
  • View unique and spectacular scenery which is inaccessible except by boat
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Licensed river guide
  • Wetsuits and books
  • Jackets
  • Helmets
  • Gratuities
  • Photographs (available for purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Tour departs from the RV Parking Lot in Jasper, AB, located next to the Jasper Home Building Centre (706 Sleepy Hollow Road). Please arrive 15 minutes early and look for blue or yellow school buses with yellow rafts on the trailer.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • Passengers must be at least 5 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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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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September 22, 2021

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.

August 29, 2021

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!!

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August 24, 2021

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