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Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip

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Jasper, Canada
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3 hours (Approx.)
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At a Glance

3 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 2 more

Description

Get ready for Jasper’s only class 3 rapids on the Sunwapta River. Be prepared: you’re going to get wet. Wear your bathing suit under your wetsuit and bring a towel and your sense of adventure. If you have your own wheels, you can save a bit by meeting the guides at the river instead of paying for the shuttle from the Jasper townsite.

Highlights

  • Save money by driving yourself instead of paying for a transfer
  • Each raft holds a six people, you are an important part of the crew
  • Novices and teens weighing over 90 pounds (41 kilograms) welcome
  • Be ready for an adventure, all your safety and paddling gear is provided

What To Expect

Summary

This trip is perfect for those who want a self-drive option. Drive south along the spectacular Icefields Parkway and approximately 40 km to the put in location on the Sunwapta River. The journey along... More
This trip is perfect for those who want a self-drive option. Drive south along the spectacular Icefields Parkway and approximately 40 km to the put in location on the Sunwapta River. The journey along the Icefields Parkway offers stunning vistas of the Rocky Mountains and great opportunities to see some of the local wildlife. Once at the put in location,... More
This trip is perfect for those who want a self-drive option. Drive south along the spectacular Icefields Parkway and approximately 40 km to the put in location on the Sunwapta River. The journey along the Icefields Parkway offers stunning vistas of the Rocky Mountains and great opportunities to see some of the local wildlife. Once at the put in location, you'll change into your wetsuit as your guides prepare the boats and equipment.
Your safety is always the main concern so prior to departure on the river, your guides will provide a safety talk. All guides are trained in First Aid, CPR and are federally licensed. They are committed to sharing incredible white water rafting experiences with you and your family
The Sunwapta River emerges from the Columbia Icefield and offers an exciting combination of fast, fun rapids, incredible scenery and abundant wildlife. You'll raft very close to the headwaters of this silt-laden river. Enjoy an hour and a half of splashes and breathtaking rocky mountain scenery. The magnificent scenery of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park surrounds you while you raft. Look for wildlife along the river banks or simply enjoy the lively white water rapids. After your excitement on the water, it’s back on the bus to change into your dry clothes.
The Sunwapta River is as fun in the rain as it is in the sun because you’re going to get wet regardless. Your local trip operator will provide all the gear and warm clothes you need, including a wetsuit, booties, paddle jacket, life jacket and helmet as well as fleece tops and neoprene gloves for those really chilly days. A towel, dry set of clothes, a snack and water may be left on the bus for after your trip. Wear your shorts or a bathing suit to wear under your wetsuit. It is not recommended you bring valuables along. Your driver will be taking photos at several locations along the river so there is 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.

What's Included

GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Professional guide
All equipment for rafting
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Icefields Parkway, AB-93, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum weight requirement 90 pounds
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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We did the the Sunwapta River...
Patty F
, Aug 2017
We did the the Sunwapta River rafting trip, class 3 rapids. It was exhilarating, our guide was Karleigh, she was experienced and directed us to row when we needed to, we felt very safe. We got wet and it was not a constant row, which was nice, as we took in the beautiful scenery along the way. The water is very cold and the rapids are challenging but not something that is difficult when you have 6 people rowing. We never did this before, and no experience is required. This tour is a very good introductory to white water rafting !!! Loved it and would definitely do it again !!! Miss the mountains already !!!
Had an awesome trip. Highly...
sharon.kirwan
, Jul 2017
Had an awesome trip. Highly organised, good focus on safety whilst ensuring it remained exciting. We had a great time. Jeffery led our boat, he was clearly very experienced and knowledgeable but ensured it remained fun and chasing the best waves. Would highly recommend.

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