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Athabasca River Canyon Morning Run

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  • Return transportation from Jasper townsite

  • All safety equipment and rafting gear (booties, wet suit, paddle jacket)

  • Souvenir photos available for purchase

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Athabasca River Canyon Morning Run
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Overview

No roads lead to the parts of the river you will travel on this expedition. Raft the white water on the Athabasca River through places you can only reach by boat. This guided tour takes you through two exciting sets of rapids (wear your bathing suit!) linked by a serene stretch through the canyon. Take in the Rocky Mountain scenery only paddlers and wildlife get to witness.

What to Expect

Starting at the base of the Athabasca Falls, you'll raft 15 km down the majestic Athabasca Valley. This 3-hour round trip provides spectacular canyon scenery that combined with moderate rapids, make this an adventure trip ideal for the whole family.

After a 30-minute bus drive from town, you'll be suited up in your rafting gear. 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. After the safety talk, there is a 5-minute portage down a road (built for Marilyn Monroe!) to the river.

The river trip starts with a bang. Once out in the main current, the first set of rapids is only seconds way. Once these rapids have soaked everyone in the raft, you'll find yourself in a spectacular canyon only seen from the river. For the next 30-minutes, there are no trails or roads next to the river. It is just you and the river.

The canyon ends with another set of rapids and amazing views of the Athabasca River valley. Once back on the highway, it is about 20 minutes to the townsite. There are many sections of rapids, as well as a flat section to enjoy and learn about the natural surroundings. All trips are in 8 person-guided rafts.

This rafting trip is great for all levels and operates rain or shine. You'll be provided with a wetsuit, booties, paddle jacket and life jacket.  A towel, dry set of clothes, a snack and water may be left in the bus for after your trip. Wear shorts or a bathing suit under your wetsuit. Please do not bring valuables on the bus. Your driver will be taking photos at several locations along the river so there’s 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.

Reviews (17)
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile
Canyon Run

We met in the RV parking lot just over the railroad track from town for 30min ride in an old school bus to the Athabasca falls, you are kitted our in a wetsuit and vest and help to lift the raft down to the river....More

Thank AdeMSurrey
Reviewed 11 September 2018
2018 Canada Family Vacation

This was our first time white water rafting. It was FANTASTIC! Our guides Mike and Lorenzo were very knowledgeable and entertaining, they both knew the river very well which allowed them to guide us into the exciting parts. Our two girls had a blast as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JJantech
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile
Exhilarating, worth every cent

We are a family of 5 with 3 under 16s and it was brilliant in every way. The guys running the show were brilliant. A shout out to Jeff who washed his hair as we went downstream! We have avoided going before due to cost...More

Thank JulianA250
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile
Speechless adventure! Big thank you to Ryan and Micheal

We went to do this on my birthday . And I have to say it’s worth of the money ! And great service! Big thank you to Ryan who is our guide on the tubing tour , he also speaks Mandarin Chinese which has a...More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 6 August 2018
Fantastic and memorable summer experience!

We had high hopes based in part on the many excellent reviews, but the experience exceeded our expectations. It is very well-organized, and our guide, Spencer, was extremely pleasant and funny. He did a magnificent job of keeping us safe while still allowing us to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Suzanne T
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