Whether you want to paddle a Voyager canoe down the historic Athabasca River or shoot the rapids of the Sunwapta and Athabasca Rivers in a whitewater raft, Jasper National Park has the boating adventure you’ve been looking for.
Rafting has become one of the most popular activities for visitors in Jasper, and with good reason. A river trip is a great way to see the park from a remarkably different perspective. Rafting provides visitors with a unique opportunity to visit and experience Jasper National Park.
The enjoyment of whitewater rafting is accessible to all the member of your family, party or organizations. Jasper’s rafting outfitters will take you for an adventure of a lifetime with some of the most scenic and exciting river of the Canadian Rockies.
Take a look at our River Classes to help you select your river experience.
This simple day hike minutes from Jasper townsite will bring you to this wonderful vista of the valley. This hike is for all ages and there is even a stair case to help you ascend the steep rocky terrain. Some times Park Canada has some interpretive hikes that will guide you to this area and show you all the flora, fauna and geology or you can hire a day hiking guide locally.
Enjoy the view of the Athabasca River and also where the Rafter’s land their crafts. You have to make your own plans for this place, because there is just a plethora things to do. Going to the top in the moon light is one of the things that comes to mind. Decide for yourself!
If you are traveling from the South, you will pass, Athabasca Glacier, you might even take on a ride with Brewster’s Ice Explorer. The Athabasca Glacier is the head waters for this turbulent river.
At the falls, the Sunwapta River abruptly changes course from northwest to southwest and plunges in a cloud of spray into a deep canyon. Follow a trail along the river and you will find a few more sets of waterfalls which is as beautiful as the last one.
There is a nice trail where you can explore the nearby area or continue on to reach Big Bend (6 km), Athabasca Crossing ( 14 km ), or Fortress Lake (25 km). The trail can be hiked or biked.
Seasonal accommodation is nearby if the short stop is not enough. Dining and picnic sites available. It is also the starting point for whitewater rafting on the Sunwapta river 300metres south of Sunwapta Falls Resort. 8 km upstream of the falls, class 3 whitewater rafting is available. You can reserve with the links below.