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  2. Alberta
  3. Jasper
  4. Athabasca River

2-Hour Whitewater Rafting in Jasper National Park

Product ID: 10183
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Enjoy grade 2 whitewater on the Athabasca River, a Canadian Heritage river. View spectacular 360 degree mountain views while you learn about human and natural history from your licensed park river guide.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • This tour offers a great introduction to whitewater rafting
  • While rafting down a Canadian Heritage river enjoy the 360 degree mountian view
  • Raft on a Canadian Heritage river
  • Learn the history of the area from your licensed river guide
Full description
The Mile 5 trip is our most popular trip and the one with the longest season, early May-late September. We meet in the town of Jasper and transport you only 8 km south of town to the put in point. After suiting up in clean dry wetsuits and a safety talk it is off to the river. The section begins with about a 10-minute float.

This allows the paddler time to feel comfortable in the raft, experience the river environment and take in the 360-degree Mountain View. After this short float the grade 2 rapids begin. Grade 2 is big enough to get everyone who wants to get wet, wet but it is unlikely anyone will go for an unexpected/unwanted swim.

If you are brave enough there are place you can choose to go for a swim in the glacial water. After 4 or 5 sections of rapids the Miette River joins the Athabasca and the trip ends just around the corner at Old Fort Point. After getting out of your wet gear it is a 3 km drive back to town.

All trips are in 8-person rafts with a licensed river guide.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Licensed river guide
  • Wetsuits and books
  • Jackets
  • Helmets
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Photographs (available for purchase)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Your 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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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is suitable for persons 5 years and up