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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip

Highlights
  • Stable oar-propelled rafts float 10 miles (16 kilometers) on the Athabasca River
  • Life jackets and plastic ponchos are provided to keep you safe and dry(ish)
  • Option to buy photos captured of your ride from a professional photographer
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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip
From US$56.19
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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip
From US$56.19
Overview

See Jasper National Park from the water on this scenic float trip. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours as you cruise past wildlife and mountain scenery, down the Athabasca River on a 25-foot (7 meter) raft. The class II river ranking means a few gentle rapids but mostly flat water on a ride that is suitable for all ages 2 years and up.

What to Expect

Set off for the Athabasca River from the train station in central Jasper or arrange for pick up from your hotel. An afternoon of relaxing on the river is in store as you and your family sit back and let your guide do the rowing.

Learn about the human and natural history of Jasper National Park from your guide, and stay on the look out for wildlife in their native habitat. Plastic ponchos are provided as some splashes are expected but for the most part, this is a very gentle ride that is enjoyable for all but the very youngest babies.

At the end of the trip you are offered pictures to buy from the photographer who accompanied you as a souvenir of your time on the Athabasca River.  Return to your point of departure in Jasper about 2.5 hours from the time you left.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great family activity

Family with two young tennages girls, first time rafting for the girls. Started with a hotel pick up which was exactly on time. Soon we were off to Athabasca River where after a quick safety briefing we were off. Fantastic guide and staff and very...More

1  Thank 14JD68
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your raft trip with the whole family!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
relaxing fun time

Had a great trip down river, very friendly , safety awareness, not overcrowded. Toby was very imformative and made us feel all involved. I would recommend this to any age. Our time was cut short by a wee while, so the company through our photos...More

Thank trishandnev
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Trish and Nev for taking the time to make a review. We appreciate your understanding with the trip times and hope you enjoy your raft trip as a memory for years to come!

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile
Jasper float trip

I have just completed the Athabasca float trip exclusively as I was the only one on the raft apart from the driver Jim. It was fantastic, Jim was good fun and informative about the river. We had a good chat about everything on the way...More

1  Thank Tony K
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tony, its always nice to have a private trip down tbe river. We will let Jim, Jordan and Scott know that you had a good time with them.

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile
Jasper Raft Tours

Fun rafting tour over the Athabasca River. Entertaining guide with lots of humour along the way. Not too rough and just a little wet at the end. Offered ponchos to keep you dry and we were able to buy a picture at the end.More

1  Thank Enza G
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for tbe review Enza, we are always happy to hear that our guests had a good time rafting with Jasper Raft Tours. Thanks for pointing out that we offer complimentary ponchos if the weather calls for it. Enjoy your raft photo as a memory...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile
Not too Wet

Sadly it it was a very dull and damp day when we went on this trip (no other opportunity) with poor visibility due to forest fires. But we still had a great time, primarily due to the expertise and friendliness of our one man crew,...More

Thank Luckington2
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks for the review. Our guides can provide a fun and safe trip on the river no matter what the weather. We make sure they are trained in local knowledge and can make a few jokes along the way!

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