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Athabasca Expressway Whitewater Rafting Jasper - Class II

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Jasper, Canada
Athabasca Expressway Whitewater Rafting Jasper - Class II

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Paddle a fun, 5-mile (8-km.) section of the Athabasca River on a 2-hour whitewater adventure from Jasper that’s perfect for first-time rafters. You’ll ride frothing Class II rapids through ‘The Expressway,’ a wide stretch of river that combines rapids with calm, flowing water. This 2-hour Jasper whitewater trip includes all equipment, as well as round-trip transport from downtown Jasper.
  • 2-hour beginner-friendly whitewater rafting trip from Jasper
  • Paddle "The Expressway" section of the Athabasca River
  • Includes all necessary equipment and instruction
  • Round-trip transport from a central location in Jasper
  • Ideal choice for families
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All necessary technical equipment
Highly experienced, certified river guide
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Meet across the street from the SHELL GAS STATION in the all day free parking area. Maligne Rafting staff will be in the back corner set up with our mobile check in center. Look for the White Van with Rafting logos.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to a centrally-located meeting point in Jasper for 5:30pm departure, then travel 15 minutes to a put-in spot by the Athabasca River. Wear a swimsuit under your clothes so you’ll be ready for a quick change into a wetsuit, neoprene booties, and a paddle jacket, and on cooler days, bring a pair of wool socks to wear inside the neoprene booties.

Join the river guides for a briefing on rafting technique and safety, then board a whitewater raft that accommodates between six and 10 passengers and a river guide. Put your paddle in the water to help propel the boat through five sets of Class II rapids, so you can practice your rafting skills between laid-back stretches of flat water.

Throughout the trip, watch for wildlife at the edge of the river, as elk, deer, coyotes, osprey, and bears thrive in the surrounding mountains. After roughly one hour on the water, you’ll pull to shore at a take out point (it’s a good idea to bring a change of clothes, towel, and a warm jacket for after the river). This 2-hour whitewater trip concludes with transfer back to the original departure point.
Stop At:  
Athabasca River
Designated as a Canadian Heritage River because of its scenic beauty and history of fur trade exploration, the Athabasca is a glacially fed pristine river. Learn the amazing history and power of this Jasper landmark.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Maligne Adventures
Maligne Adventures has been leading and guiding people in Jasper National Park since 1999. Our selection of wildlife tours, Maligne Valley tours, hiking and white water rafting has allowed us to showcase the spectacular beauty in the Canadian Rockies. On one of our wildlife tours you could have the experience of viewing wildlife such as bear, moose, elk, big horn sheep, or many other animals that make Jasper their home. Our tours to Maligne Lake offer opportunities to explore the Maligne Canyon, Medicine Lake as well as enjoying the 90 minute Maligne Lake Boat Cruise.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All day parking is located in the parking lot directly across the street from the local service provider
  • All departure times listed are in Alberta Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST)
  • Children must be a minimum of 5 years of age
  • Dress with a swimsuit underneath your street clothing and bring warm clothing for afterwards. It is also recommended to bring a drink and snack for after the tour
  • 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
  • Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • This trip runs in all weather conditions. Participants will be provided with all the necessary technical equipment including wet-suits, 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)
  • You are required to check-in and sign waivers at least 15 minutes prior to departure time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Athabasca Expressway Whitewater Rafting Jasper - Class II?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Athabasca Expressway Whitewater Rafting Jasper - Class II.
What is the policy on sanitization during Athabasca Expressway Whitewater Rafting Jasper - Class II?
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 Expressway Whitewater Rafting Jasper - Class II.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Athabasca Expressway Whitewater Rafting Jasper - Class II?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Athabasca Expressway Whitewater Rafting Jasper - Class II.

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