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    After a 30-minute bus drive from town, you'll suit up in your rafting gear. Your safety is always a main concern so prior to departure on the river, your guides will provide a safety talk. All our guides are trained in First Aid, CPR and are federally licensed. After the safety talk there is a 5-minute portage down a road (built for Marilyn Monroe!) to the river.

    The river trip starts with a bang. Starting at the base of the spectacular Athabasca Falls, you'll raft 15 kilometers down the majestic Athabasca Valley. Once out in the main current, the first set of rapids is only seconds’ way. Once these rapids have soaked everyone in the raft, you'll find yourself in a spectacular canyon only seen from the river.

    For the next 30-minutes, there are no trails or roads next to the river - it is just you and the river. The canyon ends with another set of rapids and amazing views of the Athabasca River valley. Once back at the highway, it is about 20 minutes to the town site. There are many sections of rapids but also flat sections to enjoy and learn about the natural surroundings. All trips are in 8 person-guided rafts.

    Athabasca Falls whitewater rafting trips run daily from May to September. It operates rain or shine. All guests are provided with a wetsuit, booties, paddle jacket and life jacket. A towel, dry set of clothes, a snack and water may be left in the bus for after your trip. Wear your shorts or a bathing suit under your wetsuit. Please do not bring valuables on the bus. Your driver will be taking photos at several locations along the river, so there’s no need for your camera or phone on the river. Pictures will be ready for purchase on a memory stick at the end of your adventure.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Address: Next to 706 Sleepy Hollow Road (The Jasper Home Building Centre)

    Directions: From downtown Jasper, cross the railway tracks from the only set of traffic lights (at the intersection of Connaught Drive and Hazel Avenue). Immediately after crossing the railway tracks, the RV Parking Lot will be on your right. Please look for our blue or yellow school buses which will have yellow rafts on the trailers
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional photographer guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off, please call to make arrangements
    • All rafting equipment provided
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Age: minimum 6
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Trip worth taking, its exciting but relaxed all at the same time. I have young kids and it was the excitement of a life time for them. Never felt insecure or in danger. Cody was our guide and he is a blast to be in the boat with, getting everyone involved in the action.
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    Excellent experience. I was looking forward to white water rafting --- the day dawned cold and rainy. But you're going to be wet on the river, right? We were picked up at our hotel and in an intricate set of maneuvers taken to the river --- changed into wet suits (which actually
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    Prompt pick up at our hotel- guide was friendly and a lot of fun. Great trip down the river. Beautiful scenery. Great family trip
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    We had our own guide, which was lovely. Athabasca river is beautiful, wish it could have been longer. Not thrilling but it’s good experience for first timers. This was rated as classII. I would definitely try class III next time.
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    Although it was cold and raining (never thought it could be this cold in the beginning of August, but I guess that’s just the mountain weather😄) we had the most wonderful time in this rafting tour:) We have 2 kids, 8 and 12 and we got in a group with another family with 2 kids
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