Jasper Raft Tours
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.
TripAdvisor ranks Jasper Raft Tours in the top 3 of 24 activities to do while in Jasper National Park.
Technical notes: Rivers are rated on a scale of one to six; class I 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 II; 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. Lifejackets are provided, and must be worn at all times. We operate rain or shine, either way, you’ll love it… so bring a smile.