Water activity

Jasper National Park Family Friendly Rafting Adventure

4.9 / 5

58 reviews

Activity provider: Maligne Adventures

Jasper National Park Family Friendly Rafting Adventure

Activity provider: Maligne Adventures

From US$ 68.29 per person

Raft the rapids of the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park, and experience class-2 rafting that is a perfect introduction to Jasper's fast moving waters. Enjoy fun splashy waves that are suitable for complete beginners and anyone aged 5 and up.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Ride the rapids of the Athabasca River
  • Paddle down 5 miles of splashy waves to Old Fort Point
  • Enjoy a family day out on an adventure activity suitable for anyone aged 5 and above
  • See wildlife such as moose in the stunning wilderness of Jasper National Park
Full description
Raft the Athabasca River on a thrilling, family-friendly 2-hour adventure set against a backdrop of dramatic alpine mountains, rushing glacial waters, grazing moose, and other wildlife. While you sign your waiver form at the Jasper office, watch highlights of your adventure to come on 8 big TV screens. Then transfer by minibus for the short 15-minute drive to your rafting start point. On arrival, guides will distribute wet suits and safety equipment, and give an instructive and entertaining safety talk to ensure everyone is comfortable. Once on the river, go through a serious of paddle commands and practice on the flat water before you hit the rapids. Paddle and splash 5 miles down river, heading to Old Fort Point and back towards Jasper. Along the way, you will encounter no less than 5 sets of class-2 rapids of splashy white water, ideal for first timers and children aged 5 and up.
  • All river gear, including rafts, wetsuits, and life vests
  • Transportation
  • National Park certified guide
  • Photos
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Meeting point

Our 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). Paid, all day public parking is available in this same parking lot, including limited RV parking. On arrival you will be required to sign a liability waiver and health and safety declaration.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • All departure times are in Mountain Time
  • Waiver forms must be signed before departure
  • You should be wearing your swimsuit under your clothes upon arriving at the meeting point for the riverside change process
  • Bring a towel, water bottle, and snacks, which can be left on the bus while you are rafting
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 58 reviews

Review summary

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This is the best activity I’ve done in Jasper thus far! The rafting was exciting, and the guides are absolutely amazing!! Very knowledgeable about navigating the river and about the area. I went with my sisters two weeks ago and just took my kids on the Express route. Highly recommend this company!!

August 21, 2022

Our guide, Pete, was awesome! We lucked out with beautiful weather for our rafting trip, it was +30 out, so we welcomed the cold splashing water from the rapids. We were a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 teenagers) and all of us loved it. A perfect balance of excitement mingled with relaxing float and scenic views.

August 11, 2022

This was so much fun as a couple who has never done this before! It was 50/50 for rapids and free floating. And as a bonus, we saw an elk with velvet still on its antlers on the side of the river! Definitely recommend for first timers. We’re are absolutely booking again, next time will be a level 3, now that we know what to expect! What they don’t tell u is what to wear under the wet suit, so make sure u have on something tight that the suit will go over!

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August 1, 2022

Product ID: 29139