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Rafting

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Fam­i­ly fun

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.

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Take a look at our Riv­er Class­es to help you select your riv­er expe­ri­ence.

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Old Fort Point

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.

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Athabas­ca riv­er and Pyra­mid mtn.
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Intern­ment camp plaque
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Con­nect­ing road to Lac Beau­vert
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High angle view from Old Fort Point

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!

Access: Hwy 93a, from Jasper, 3 km South,

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Old Fort Point

Dis­tance: 2 km one way

Activ­i­ties: Hik­ing / Sights


2014

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Sunwapta Falls

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.

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Main chutes of Sun­wap­ta at high water
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Sec­ond water falls

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.

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Sec­ond chute

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.

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Low­er part of Sun­wap­ta Falls
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Main chutes

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.

Main Entrance of Sunwapta Fall Resort
Main Entrance of Sun­wap­ta Fall Resort

Access: From Jasper, head South, Hwy 93A, 55km

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: From Park­ing Lot

Dis­tance:Short Walk

Activ­i­ties:Sights / Hik­ing / Camp­ing / Bik­ing / Raft­ing



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Early float on the Athabasca river

March seems a lit­tle ear­ly to play on the riv­er, but this year has been warm and some of the chan­nels are open for a float. We explored from Alpine Vil­lage to Sixth bridge.

Snow­banks on some parts of the riv­er was still quite high. For the most part there was quite a bit of shal­low sec­tions. Just a great day to float with our kayaks. #myjasper #kayak

2016

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