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Jasper: Jasper National Park Easy 2-Hour Rafting Trip

4.8 / 5

96 reviews

Activity provider: Jasper Raft Tours

Jasper: Jasper National Park Easy 2-Hour Rafting Trip

Activity provider: Jasper Raft Tours
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From US$ 63.29 per person

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Take a fun and scenic trip down the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park. This guided rafting tour is suitable for all ages. Sit back and relax as your guide does the rowing and tells you about points of interest.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a wilderness rafting adventure down Jasper National Park’s Athabasca River
  • Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery park scenery while your guides do the rowing
  • Travel in a specially designed, safe and comfortable 25-foot oar-driven raft
  • Learn about the natural wonders and wildlife of Canadian Rockies from you National Park guide
Full description
Relax and enjoy an afternoon that you'll never forget. This is a true Canadian outdoor experience. Take a fun and scenic trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River.A National Park-licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the fur traders over 200 years ago. The specially designed, 7-meter- or 25-foot-long, oar-powered rafts come equipped with life jackets, and provide a safe, comfortable ride through a few small sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first-time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry - the guides do all the rowing. All you have to do is sit back and relax while you take in the spectacular scenery.  You can spot various local wildlife, including elks, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep, and bears.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Life jacket
  • Rain ponchos, if necessary
  • Souvenir photos - available for purchase
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

Meet at the Two Brothers Totem Pole at the Jasper Train Station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • The tour operates on Mountain Time
  • Tours operate rain or shine
  • Rivers are rated on a scale of 1 to 6; Class 1 is calm moving water, Class 6 is Niagara Falls. The section of the Athabasca River you'll raft on is rated Class 2
  • This trip is not recommended for those over 102 years old
  • Wetsuits are not provided and they are not necessary for this type of raft/float trip
  • When necessary, you'll be provided with a plastic rain poncho to protect you from splashes and potential rain showers.
  • Life jackets are provided, and must be worn at all times.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 96 reviews

Review summary

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

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Our family really enjoyed the raft trip. It was a lot of fun. Highlight of our summer. Definitely will go again. Beautiful scenery. You will get splashed with water, but that makes it fun. We all felt safe, as everyone was given a well explained commentary. Each team member, guy on phone, to bus driver, to raft paddler were all very well trained and very nice. Each team member was very helpful with getting on and off the raft. Paddler pointed out certain things on river that were interesting facts and educational too. Some may say, its expensive, but we felt it was worth the fun we had. great experience. Thank you for being organized too.

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July 6, 2020

Awesome scenery, great fun!

I was very scared about the rafting trip because I’m not an uber fit twenty year old anymore but I needn’t have worried. I absolutely loved it!! The staff are so helpful and fun that I felt safe and cared about. The views and river are awesome and with just the right amount of splashy rapids to make you laugh and get a bit wet without being frightening. If you don’t think you want to wear a wetsuit and have a fight with some rocks then book this trip instead! It is great fun!

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June 6, 2018

Very nice boat trip - always back in Jasper

It was a successful trip on the river. River trip was about 90 minutes. Drive to the entrance about 20 minutes. Our boat driver's name was Jeff very knowledgeable and funny. Audience from 2 years (unfortunately he overslept the boat trip) to about 70 years. You get slightly wet, but that's not bad. Would do the trip to Jasper again anytime. Good value for money.

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May 28, 2018

Product ID: 9493