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Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting in Jasper

Product ID: 89078
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Take the Sunwapta challenge, known as Jasper's wild water rollercoaster ride, it has a steep gradient with numerous class 3 rapids. Spectacular scenery and good wildlife opportunities await. Don't miss the high water from mid-June to late-July.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Instructor
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a thrilling ride down turbulent class 3 rapids
  • Raft in a pristine wilderness area of Jasper National Park
  • Enjoy Stunning Canadian Rockies scenery
Full description
A 45-minute bus journey brings you to the arrival point where you will be given all the necessary equipment and will change into your wetsuit. You will be given an in-depth briefing on all rafting procedures and safety precautions before getting wet and wild on this turbulent ride.

‘Sunwapta’ is the Stoney Indian term for ‘turbulent river’ and this river lives up to its name. Traveling in 6 passenger self-bailing rafts, your expert 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 a 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. You will be surrounded by spectacular Canadian Rockies scenery in a prime wildlife habitat, giving you the opportunity to spot elusive native wildlife from the raft or during the scenic bus ride.

All technical equipment will be supplied including paddles, wetsuits, neoprene booties, paddle jackets and helmets. You will need to wear a swimsuit or t-shirt and shorts under your casual clothing. Bring dry clothes, a towel and on cooler days, wool socks to wear inside the booties and a warm jacket to put on afterward. You are also welcome to bring snacks and water to enjoy on the bus ride to and from the river.
Includes
  • Highly experienced certified guide
  • Technical equipment including paddles, wetsuits, neoprene booties, paddle jackets and helmets
  • Transportation, return bus transfers from the office in downtown Jasper, to the river put-in/take-out location
What’s Not Included
  • Additional clothing, you will need to wear a swimsuit or t-shirt and shorts under your casual clothing. Bring dry clothes, a towel and on cooler days, wool socks to wear inside the booties and a warm jacket to put on afterward
  • Snacks and water, you are welcome to bring your own to enjoy on the bus ride to and from the river
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

632 Connaught Drive, Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. All day parking is available directly opposite our office.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
You will need to wear a swimsuit or t-shirt and shorts under your casual clothing. Bring dry clothes, a towel and on cooler days, wool socks to wear inside the booties and a warm jacket to put on afterward. You are welcome to bring snacks and water to enjoy on the bus ride to and from the river.

• 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
• All rafters must sign a waiver before departure
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• The duration of transfers are approximate and depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
•The total round-trip time is 4 hours which includes 1.5 hours on the water
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 3 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
5.0/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
5.0/5

Organized by

Maligne Rafting Adventures

Product ID: 89078