Water activity

Jasper: Canyon Run Family Whitewater Rafting

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Maligne Adventures
Water activity

Jasper: Canyon Run Family Whitewater Rafting

Activity provider: Maligne Adventures

From US$ 83.13 per person

Raft from the base of Athabasca Falls and plunge through numerous rapids surrounded by high canyon walls. Enjoy a Class 2+ whitewater adventure which is ideal for tentative first timers and those looking for an exhilarating trip to suit the whole family.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Embark on a fun adventure suitable for families and first timers
  • Punch through class 2 rapids surrounded by the high rock walls of Athabasca canyon
  • Admire scenic views on the relaxing float at the end of the trip
  • Enjoy peace of mind with your experienced and certified river guide
Full description
Begin the tour with a 30-minute bus ride to the river at the base of Athabasca Falls. Get geared up with all the necessary equipment and change into your wetsuit. Your highly experienced, certified guide will give an overview of all rafting and safety procedures before you jump onboard the 6-passenger, self-bailing raft. As you embark, hear the thundering of Athabasca Falls plunging behind you. Your raft will join a turbulent stir of whitewater whisking you downstream as your guide expertly navigates the river, surrounded by the high rock walls of the Athabasca Canyon. In the first part of the 12-km ride, punch through consistent sections of exhilarating Class II rapids before the river mellows giving you a chance to relax. Take in spectacular views of the Canadian Rockies and perhaps even spot some local wildlife on the shoreline of this pristine environment. All technical equipment will be supplied including paddles, wetsuits, neoprene booties and paddle jackets. You will need to wear a swimsuit or a t-shirt and shorts under your casual clothes and be prepared to get wet. Bring dry clothes, a towel and on cooler days, wool socks to wear inside the booties and a warm jacket to put on afterward. You are also welcome to bring snacks and water to enjoy on the bus to and from the river. These trips do not require any previous experience and are suited for individuals aged 5 years and above, looking for an introductory whitewater adventure.
  • All technical equipment including paddles, wetsuits, neoprene booties, and paddle jackets
  • Highly experienced and certified river guide
  • Safety and instruction briefing
  • Return transportation to/from the river
  • Guided class 2+ rafting adventure with 1.5 hours on the water (total duration of the tour is 3.5 hours including transportation)
  • Gratuities
  • Food or drink (we suggest guests bring their own snacks and water to enjoy on the bus ride to/from river)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

The meeting location is in the public parking lot directly opposite the Shell Gas Station on Connaught Drive in Downtown Jasper. Look for the white, 15-passenger van marked with Maligne Rafting, located in the back right-hand corner of the parking lot (behind the big Washroom building). Please check in 15 minutes before your trip departure time. On arrival, you will be required to sign a liability waiver and health and safety declaration. Paid all day public parking is available in this same parking lot including limited RV parking. All departure times are in Alberta Mountain Time. Those arriving from British Columbia should ensure to adjust their watch accordingly.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Swimwear

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • No previous rafting experience is needed
  • Self-bailing rafts will hold max 6–7 persons + guide
  • Boat configuration is at the discretion of raft guides and will be determined on the day based on overall group size; while the best effort is made to keep groups together in the same raft, due to logistics, this cannot be guaranteed
  • Rivers and rapids are rated on an international scale of 1–6 (easy to near impossible); as the number rises, the difficulty and excitement increase
  • Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • On colder days, participants should bring extra clothing to wear under the paddle jacket; polypropylene or wool garments provide the best insulation when wet (not cotton)
  • Tour requires a minimum of 2 people to operate
  • Trips depart rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Service
  • Organization

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Excellent trip well organized a great bunch of people to deal with

August 26, 2022

Jessi the guide was so friendly and informative during the whole tour. We also have a great paddle team overall it was a great team experience. Definitely recommend to people who are curious to give rafting a try

August 19, 2022

August 14, 2022

Product ID: 219051