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Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids

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Jasper, Canada
Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Paddle through the dramatic Athabasca Canyon on a half-day whitewater rafting adventure from Jasper that takes on fun, family-friendly Class 2+ rapids. You’ll put in at the base of Athabasca Falls, then paddle a 7.5-mile (12-km) stretch of river with a certified river guide. This 3.5-hour rafting excursion includes all equipment and transport from downtown Jasper, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
  • Half-day rafting trip from Jasper
  • Paddle for 1.5 hours on the Athabasca River
  • Put in at the base of Athabasca Falls
  • Travel with a certified river guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Ideal choice for families
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Highly experienced, certified river guide
All necessary technical equipment
Return transfers to and from the river, departing from our Downtown Location
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Food and drinks
Jasper , Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Our meeting location is in the parking lot across from the Shell Gas Station on Connaught Drive in Downtown Jasper 15 minutes before your trip departure time. Look for the White Rafting Van for check in procedure. All day Parking is available in the public parking lot.

This activity will end right where it started.
Make your way to a departure point in downtown Jasper, where you’ll board a bus for the 30-minute trip to Athabasca Falls. Wear a swimsuit under your clothes for a quick change to a wetsuit, then join the river guide for a briefing on rafting technique and safety.

Grab a paddle and climb into a six passenger white water raft, then leave the shore with the thundering sounds of Athabasca Falls just behind you. The guide will steer you into the current as you paddle into a channel between the high rock walls of Athabasca Canyon.

You’ll take on a series of fun, exciting Class II rapids, then the river will flatten out for the relaxing final stretch. After roughly 1.5 hours on the water, the guide will steer you back to shore for the return trip to Jasper, where this tour concludes.

Please note: wetsuits, neoprene booties, and paddle jackets will be provided, as you’re sure to get wet while splashing through the rapids. Wear a swimsuit and bring dry clothes and a towel, as well as wool socks and a warm, post-paddle jacket for cooler days.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be a minimum of 5 years of age
  • Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • This trip runs in all weather conditions. Participants will be provided with all the necessary technical equipment including wetsuits, spray jackets, neoprene booties and life jackets, however on cooler days, those prone to feeling the cold should bring either a fleece or wool jacket to wear underneath the spray jacket (No cotton should be worn)
  • All departure times listed are in Alberta Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST).
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Maligne Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids.

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family trip
Danielle_V
, Aug 2021
Our family really loved this experience. Katelyn was a fabulous guide, really informative and entertaining. Our kids are 13 and 15 and loved the trip. For our first rafting experience this was a great choice. We would choose a more challenging trip for our next experience.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hi Danielle Great to hear that your family loved their recent Athabasca Canyon raft trip with Maligne Adventures. Your kids will definitely be ready for the next level on a future trip to Jasper. I will pass your comments on to Caitlin, there's nothing like positive feedback to keep everyone motivated. Regards Trevor
star-5
The highlight of a dream vacation.
rhodalevitan
, Aug 2021
Whole trip was awesome. Guide was great; friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. The first rougher rapids were fantastic . Everyone in the front got soaked but was super happy. The scenery is beyond beautiful; truly magnificent.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Thanks for your great review of your Athabasca raft trip with Maligne Adventures. great to hear that everything lived up to you expectations. We hope to see you again on future outings. Regards Trevor
star-5
So beautiful and exciting!
Betty_L
, Aug 2021
This was a great tour! Our guide was amazing and super helpful. Water and canyon were so beautiful. Just the right level of excitement for my family.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Betty, thank you for rafting with Maligne Adventures. We are happy that your family had a good time with our team. Come again to try another adventure :) Kind regards Petra, Maligne Adventures Office
star-5
Must visit
Chirag_T
, Aug 2021
Excellent experience and friendly very friendly staff and can visit with small kids . Loved the adventure and beautiful view
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Chirag Great to hear that you and your family enjoyed their Athabasca Canyon run raft trip with Maligne Adventures. We look forward to you on future excursions! Regards Trevor
star-5
Awesome
REID_P
, Aug 2021
We went to jasper for family vacation and this was perfect day trip. The guide was awesome very professional made the whole trip fun foe the whole family.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Tracy, thank you for rafting with Maligne Adventures. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your trip with us. Hopefully we will see you again on one of our adventures. Kind regards Petra, Maligne Adventures Office
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Awesome
Javier_N
, Aug 2021
It was a nice experience because we never did it. The instructor was excelent to explain all we needed to do to stay safety. Thanhk you all.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello Javier, thank you for rafting with Maligne Adventures. We appreciate your kind words and are happy that you felt safe on our trip. Hopefully we will see you in Jasper again on another adventure. Kind regards Petra, Maligne Adventure Office
star-5
Exiciting
Agwu_A
, Aug 2021
We had an amazing tour guide Antoine. He is very knowledgeable. The tour itself is exciting and breathtaking. We will definitely do it again
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hello, thank you for rafting with Maligne Adventures. We are truly happy that you had a great time with our guide Antoine and we will make sure to pass your words onto him. See you soon in Jasper again. Kind regards Petra, Maligne Adventures Office
star-5
Do it!!!
Lee_M
, Jul 2021
Such a great experience!! Wasn’t sure if my kids would enjoy it but they thought it was amazing and can’t wait to do it again!!! Thanks to Jesse and the crew for making this experience memorable (SWIMMERS!!!)
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you very much for rafting with Maligne Adventures. It is great to hear that you had a great time with us. I'll pass your words to Jesse. We hope to see you again in Jasper. Kind regards Petra, Maligne Adventures Office
star-5
Fun
Yoland_B
, Jul 2021
My guide was great and knowledgeable and fun. Wonderful experience for me and my son. We enjoyed every bit of the experience.
star-5
All weather, remains all fun for the whole family.
Chad_S
, Jul 2021
The river was exciting for the whole family. The guides were all pleasant and interesting, the river is full of stories, we had sun, rain, and even a touch of hail but at all times we had fun.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Hello Chad, thank you for rafting with Maligne Adventures. We are happy you had fun rafting with us and hope you will come back to join us again in beautiful Jasper Warm regards Petra, Maligne Adventures
star-5
Great experience!
Eli
, Sep 2020
Awesome experience led by very friendly and professional people! Recommend definitely : it's a must do at Jasper.
star-5
Beautiful scenic views with a couple exciting rapids!
Paul_d
, Aug 2020
This was a fantastic scenic trip down the Athabasca! A few exciting little rapids, my older kids did wish there were more. All of the staff on our tour were welcoming and friendly. Levi was our raft guide, he was friendly and personable and made an effort to interact with all of us. He also has a very good knowledge of the area. It was the first trip for our kids (ages 16, 13, 13 & 8). Our older kids would've like more rapids, but class III is for 12 and up. All in all, everyone had fun and it was a great introduction to white water rafting for our family. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone, especially with younger kiddos.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hello Paul Great to hear that you and your family had such a positive experience on your Athabasca Canyon raft trip with Maligne Adventures. We will be sure to pass on your comments to Levi and the rest of the 'crew' Regards Trevor
star-5
Great family experience
James_J
, Aug 2020
Was a fun experience not too intense, will return for a class 3 run hopefully before end of season. Our guide Levi was top notch, experienced and knowledgeable, and a great guy. Cheers, look forward to next time see you in September or beginning of next season.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hello James Thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed your Athabasca Canyon Run raft trip with Maligne Adventures. We will be certain to pass your comments on to Levi and look forward to seeing you again on the next 'level' Regards Trevor
star-5
Rafting down the Athabasca
Alma_C
, Aug 2020
So much fun!! Family of three first time rafting. The staff were fantastic. They provide all the gear, you don’t need any experience for this trip. ,We all got wet, as expected. Would definitely recommend this!!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Great to hear that your family enjoyed their raft trip with Maligne Adventures. The Athabasca Canyon run is truly an exciting experience for all ages! We will be certain to pass your comments on to our 'crew' Regards Trevor
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Rafting
Michelle_D
, Aug 2020
Great guides, lots of fun for family, especially little ones. Highly recommend. Nice to be at the base of the Athabasca falls.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Thanks Michelle, great to hear that you and your family enjoyed the Athabasca raft trip with Maligne Adventures, hope to see you again on future raft trips. Regards Trevor
star-5
Absolutely worth it!
Alex_L
, Jul 2020
First time we ever tried white water rafting and we absolutely loved it! Our guide Kaitlyn was extremely nice, knowledgable, and overall fun to be with! We would highly recommend Maligne Rafting!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hello Alex Thank you for taking the time to review your Athabasca Raft trip with Maligne Adventures. Great to hear that you loved your experience and we will be certain to pass your comments on to Kaitlyn, she will appreciate the positive feedback. Regards Trevor
star-5
Fun, safe ride!
Lacey_M
, Jul 2020
Great excursion, excellent staff, Very attentive with covid measures, family friendly and safe. We had a great time! As a group of 2, we were paired with another group of 2 but that was it due to Covid. It was nice to not to crammed into the boat. We had very limited time in Jasper and they were flexible with us for a last minute change so we could maximize our excursions while we were there. That was much appreciated. It’s definitely geared towards families. It left us craving a level 3 river!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hi Lacey Thanks for your great review of your Athabasca Canyon raft trip with Maligne Adventures. See you next time on the Sunwapta! Regards Trevor
star-5
Family time
Neil_L
, Jul 2020
Really great time took my two sons and we had the best time, lots of great views and an amazing experience getting them in the water, great staff.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hello Neil Great to hear that you and your sons had such a positive experience on your Athabasca Canyon Raft trip with Maligne Adventures. We will be certain to pass your comments on to our staff, they will appreciate the feedback. Regards Trevor
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome experience!
Heidi_E
, Jun 2019
This was our first time white water rafting and we had a blast! Beautiful scenery and guides were excellent and fun!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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