Water activity

Jasper National Park: Sunwapta River White Water Rafting

Jasper National Park: Sunwapta River White Water Rafting

From US$ 93.29 per person

Explore the Sunwapta, a narrow, steep, glacial-fed river in Jasper National Park on a white water rafting trip.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Admire spectacular mountain views
  • Practice your paddling skills on the float
  • Enjoy soaring through Grade 3 rafting
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Enjoy a white water rafting adventure on the Sunwapta, a narrow, steep, glacial feed river in the heart of Jasper National Park. The Sunwapta is the only grade 3 whitewater offered in Jasper National Park. The river is glacial fed and as long as the weather is warm we can have great water up until closing. Begin the trip with a float where crews can practice their paddling technique before the show begins. Once the rapids start they just build and build until the Whopper soaks everyone just before the take-out.

Once the rapids start it is still important to look at the 360-degree mountain views. The river follows the jagged ridge of the Endless Chain.

  • Experienced river guide
  • All necessary river equipment
  • Transportation from Jasper (if option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation from Jasper (if option not selected)
  • Photos
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

Be waiting at the RV Parking 1-hour lot prior to the tour start time. The shuttle bus will not come back for late guests. Tour departs from the RV Parking Lot in Jasper, AB, located next to the Jasper Home Building Centre. Look for a blue or yellow school bus with yellow rafts on the trailer.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • A self-drive option is available as an alternative to a town pickup so please contact the office if interested
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

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The rafting was really great :) Our bus driver Blair was just great - really nice and gave us a lot of tips and recommendations! Thanks again for that :) Our rafting guide from Jasper was also super attentive and also entertained us during the tour and also gave us great spots! We can really only recommend the tour! We had a lot of fun and action in our boat ;)

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August 13, 2022

The guide, Shane, is engaging, knowledgeable and friendly. Instruction given in regards to raft safety and paddle commands was thorough. Coordination between drop off and pick up ran smoothly. I would recommend changing the times to reflect the true start time. The times given are not the actual times, and when you are managing others schedules with your own, it can be difficult to coordinate.

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August 10, 2022

Hummed and hawed about rafting for years and finally took the plunge to go. Never been and now I wish I went earlier in the summer so I could go again. Shout out to our guide Erin. Answers all your questions and she was a lot of fun. Look forward to coming back again next year.

August 22, 2021

Product ID: 10207