Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip

3 hr

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The Sunwapta River is the only grade 3 whitewater offered in Jasper National Park. The river is glacial fed and is great for first time rafters if you are looking to paddle hard, get soaked and have a lot of fun! The river trip itself begins with a float where crews can practice their paddling technique before the show begins. Once the rapids star,t they just build and build until the Whopper soaks everyone just...
The Sunwapta River is the only grade 3 whitewater offered in Jasper National Park. The river is glacial fed and is great for first time rafters if you are looking to paddle hard, get soaked and have a lot of fun! The river trip itself begins with a float where crews can practice their paddling technique before the show begins. Once the rapids star,t they just build and build until the Whopper soaks everyone just before the take out. All trips are in 6 person-guided rafts and all the necessary equipment is provided.
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Itinerary Details

This trip is perfect for those who want a self-drive option. Drive south along the spectacular Icefields Parkway and approximately 40 km to the put in location on the Sunwapta River. The journey along the Icefields Parkway offers stunning vistas of the Rocky Mountains and great opportunities to see some of the local wildlife. Once at the put in location, you'll change into your wetsuit as your guides prepare the boats and equipment.

Your safety is always the main concern so prior to departure on the river, your guides will provide a safety talk. All guides are trained in First Aid, CPR and are federally licensed. They are committed to sharing incredible white water rafting experiences with you and your family

The Sunwapta River emerges from the Columbia Icefield and offers an exciting combination of fast, fun rapids, incredible scenery and abundant wildlife. You'll raft very close to the headwaters...
This trip is perfect for those who want a self-drive option. Drive south along the spectacular Icefields Parkway and approximately 40 km to the put in location on the Sunwapta River. The journey along the Icefields Parkway offers stunning vistas of the Rocky Mountains and great opportunities to see some of the local wildlife. Once at the put in location, you'll change into your wetsuit as your guides prepare the boats and equipment.

Your safety is always the main concern so prior to departure on the river, your guides will provide a safety talk. All guides are trained in First Aid, CPR and are federally licensed. They are committed to sharing incredible white water rafting experiences with you and your family

The Sunwapta River emerges from the Columbia Icefield and offers an exciting combination of fast, fun rapids, incredible scenery and abundant wildlife. You'll raft very close to the headwaters of this silt-laden river. Enjoy an hour and a half of splashes and breathtaking rocky mountain scenery. The magnificent scenery of the Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park surrounds you while you raft. Look for wildlife along the river banks or simply enjoy the lively white water rapids. After your excitement on the water, it’s back on the bus to change into your dry clothes.

The Sunwapta River is as fun in the rain as it is in the sun because you’re going to get wet regardless. Your local trip operator will provide all the gear and warm clothes you need, including a wetsuit, booties, paddle jacket, life jacket and helmet as well as fleece tops and neoprene gloves for those really chilly days. A towel, dry set of clothes, a snack and water may be left on the bus for after your trip. Wear your shorts or a bathing suit to wear under your wetsuit. It is not recommended you bring valuables along. Your driver will be taking photos at several locations along the river so there is no need for your camera or phone on the river. Pictures will be ready for purchase on a memory stick at the end of your adventure.

Important Details

Included
  • Professional guide
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • All equipment for rafting
Not Included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Icefields Parkway, AB-93, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum weight requirement 90 pounds
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.