Jasper Park Easy Rafting / Scenic Float Trip (2.5 hrs)

 
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Highlights:

Experience a wilderness rafting adventure down Jasper National Park’s Athabasca River

Sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery park scenery while your guides do the rowing

Travel in a specially designed, safe and comfortable 25-foot oar-driven raft

Learn about the natural wonders and wildlife of Canadian Rockies from you National Park guide

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    Live guide: English

    Duration: 2.5 hours

    Starts at meeting point, pick-up at hotel possible ( More details, Show on map)

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Overview:

Join the fun and experience easy rafting / scenic float trip down the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park on a guided rafting tour suitable for ages 2-99 yrs old. Sit back, relax as we do the rowing. Your guide will tell you about points of interest.

Description:

Relax and enjoy an afternoon “that you will talk about for the rest of your life”. Truly a Canadian outdoor experience.

 Join the fun and experience easy rafting / scenic float trip down the Athabasca River, a designated Canadian Heritage River.  A National Park licensed guide will provide commentary on the human and natural history of Jasper while navigating you along the same route used by the “fur traders” over 2 centuries ago.  Lifejackets and the specially designed, 7 meter / 25 foot long, oar powered rafts; offer a safe and comfortable ride through several small, easy sets of rapids and calm stretches that any first time rafter will enjoy. Don’t worry the guides do all the rowing; you sit back and enjoy while exploring all the spectacular scenery. 

There is always a chance of seeing various wildlife including elk, deer, moose, coyotes, wolves, eagles, ospreys, mountain sheep and bears. Tours will operate rain or shine, and a poncho will be provided when required. This trip is designed for the whole family; toddlers to seniors aged from 2 up to 102 years old are welcome.

What's Included:

• Round-trip transportation
• Professional and licensed guide
Life jacket
• Rain ponchos (if required)
• 1 to 1.75 hour raft and float adventure

What's Not Included:

• Souvenir photos (available for purchase)
• Gratuities

Good to Know:

• It is recommended that you bring sunglasses, a hat and a water bottle
• Please reconfirm tour booking 24 to 48 hours prior to tour departure
• The tour operates on Mountain Time

Technical notes:

Rivers are rated on a scale of one to six; Class 1 is calm moving water, Class 6 being Niagara Falls. Relax, the section of the Athabasca River that we raft on is rated as a Class 2; meaning that there are some sections with rapids that do little more than get your backside wet!

Wetsuits are not provided and they are not necessary for this type of raft / float trip.

When necessary, you are provided with a plastic rain poncho to protect you from splashes and potential rain showers.

Life jackets are provided, and must be worn at all times.

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  • Rating: 5 “Praiseworthy!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Manchester, United Kingdom on August 31st, 2013 From A to Z: perfect. Pick-up at the hotel was on time, we were brought to their office and outfitted with rain slickers and life jackets, given some instructions and off it went on a fun rafting ride that got nice and exhilarating without ever feeling actually unsafe, and finally, we were dropped back off where we started at the end. If we're ever back in Jasper, we'll definitely be looking this company up again. Cheers, Matt and Lizzie.


  • Rating: 5 “Cheap and amazing first time rafting”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Winnipeg, Canada on June 15th, 2013 Oh man, Jasper is sosososoSO beautiful!! And rafting was really fun. I never did it before but the staff were so great, it was a breeze. For such a cheap yet amazing rafting experience I am so happy to have been!


  • Rating: 5 “One great tour down the Athabasca!!”

    Reviewed by Fabian from Timmins, Canada on July 10th, 2011 A majestic but exciting raft tour! The guides were great! Good times!
    Toby was an amazing guide! Hats off to ya! Even though Mike lost a paddle and almost ended up in the drink lol! Great way to spend an afternoon on my first trip to Jasper !

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