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Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids

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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.

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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.
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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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star-5
Top adventure 😁
rowenabergin
, Aug 2022
Great fun morning. Caitlin was a fantastic guide who was knowledgeable and extremely good company. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Rowena Sound like you had a great time on your Athabasca River Canyon run with Maligne Adventures! We will be certain to pass your comments on to Caitlin, she will very much appreciate the positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you on future adventures.
star-5
Rafting must do
MARK_S
, Aug 2022
Our party of 4 had a fantastic rafting tour with this company. They were very professional, safety and customer focus, with informative talks about the wild life and environment during the calm stages. We booked the class 2 which had enough mild rapids to satisfy, you will have fun on this tour
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Good Afternoon, Thank you for joining our team at Maligne Adventures for all your rafting needs on the Canyon Run. Our goal is to make it a memorable experience and most importantly make sure you guys have fun and stay safe. It sounds like the whole group enjoyed the time on the Splashy class 2 rapids!
star-5
Beautiful Raft trip
Sue_s
, Aug 2022
We loved our Athabasca Canyon raft trip. The guides were so accommodating and made us feel confident in their abilities to keep us safe. Beautiful scenery and delicious ice cold fresh glacier water. What a treat.
star-5
Memorable Family Fun!
Krystal_A
, Jul 2022
We had a fabulous time! Would definitely do this again and my 5 year old just loved it :) Thanks again!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Good Afternoon, Thank you for joining our team at Maligne Adventures for all your rafting needs on the Athabasca Canyon Run. Our goal is to make it a memorable experience and most importantly make sure you guys have fun. We are happy that it made your trip to Jasper even better, also that all the ages enjoyed the trip! We really like to hear the positive feedback from families!
star-5
Great rafting experience
Cathy_R
, Jul 2022
Great family activity, guides were knowledgeable and shared their knowledge of the area with our family!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for joining our team at Maligne Adventures for your Athabasca Canyon Run family raft trip. It sounds like you guys had a very knowledgable guide and you enjoyed the raft trip down the Athabasca river!!
star-5
Awesome family experience
Nicola_W
, Jul 2022
The staff were great, all very energetic and friendly! Our tour guide, Jesse, was awesome! Very knowledgeable about the area and great with the kids.
star-5
Fun for family in a must do Jasper Activity
E_M
, Jul 2022
Great location with breathtaking views. We were lucky to have a very knowledgeable rafting guide (Caitlyn) who knew so much about Jasper and it’s wildlife. She kept everyone engaged and safe. My little one had loads of fun with water splashing on small rapids and the fun facts !
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for joining our team at Maligne Adventures for your Athabasca Canyon Run family raft trip. Our goal is for you guys to have fun and laugh lots, plus get good information while you are rafting down the river. Thank you for taking time to write a review and we will let Caitlyn know that she can keep those Wildlife fun facts rolling!
star-5
I would definitely recommend it
Amina_M
, Jun 2022
Loved loved loved the experience…… everyone was so nice. The kids had so much fun. The instructors were so friendly and kind.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for joining our team at Maligne Adventures for your Athabasca Canyon Run family raft trip. Our goal is for you guys to have fun and laugh lots, especially the kids it is nice to know they loved the experience and that the guides were awesome! Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review.
star-5
Family fun
Jenny_W
, Jun 2022
The guides( Morgan, Mason and Peter) were so helpful from getting on the wetsuits to navigating the white water and helping at the end. Everyone had a great time! I would recommend this trip to anyone!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hello Jenny, Thank you for coming Rafting with Maligne Adventures! Mason, Morgan, Peter really enjoy the communication and assistance they can give when helping families getting ready for the Canyon run. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable time with our crew!
star-5
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
star-5
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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.

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