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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip

Highlights
  • Stable oar-propelled rafts float 10 miles (16 kilometers) on the Athabasca River
  • Life jackets and plastic ponchos are provided to keep you safe and dry(ish)
  • Option to buy photos captured of your ride from a professional photographer
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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip
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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip
US$56.37
Overview

See Jasper National Park from the water on this scenic float trip. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours as you cruise past wildlife and mountain scenery, down the Athabasca River on a 25-foot (7 meter) raft. The class II river ranking means a few gentle rapids but mostly flat water on a ride that is suitable for all ages 2 years and up.

What to Expect

Set off for the Athabasca River from the train station in central Jasper or arrange for pick up from your hotel. An afternoon of relaxing on the river is in store as you and your family sit back and let your guide do the rowing.

Learn about the human and natural history of Jasper National Park from your guide, and stay on the look out for wildlife in their native habitat. Plastic ponchos are provided as some splashes are expected but for the most part, this is a very gentle ride that is enjoyable for all but the very youngest babies.

At the end of the trip you are offered pictures to buy from the photographer who accompanied you as a souvenir of your time on the Athabasca River.  Return to your point of departure in Jasper about 2.5 hours from the time you left.

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Reviewed yesterday
Great trip for the first time rafter

Booked a combined raft trip and Jasper skytram which was good value and visited on June 25th. Ziggy was our guide and kept us all amused for the 90 minute float down the Athabasca, and managed to get most of us wet in the four...More

Thank john b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great fun!

We were part of a tour group who booked this trip as an extra excursion. I was glad we did. The guides (Matt and Dave) were fantastic! When you start, they offer ponchos for those who do not have wet gear. Everyone is fitted with...More

Thank Samsmom1103
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! We do provide ponchos if the weather calls for it, they will help with the occasional splashes as well. You are welcome to take cameras and our guides take care not to get them wet although we can’t guarantee they stay...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scenic River Rafting with a few gentle rapids

I absolutely loved this activity. It was my first experience of river floating and its so much fun, this experience has inspired me to explore river rafting at home! This float rip is suitable for all ages and as long as you can get in...More

Thank Explorer968
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy that we had the opportunity to introduce you to how much fun it is to get out rafting on the river. We are able to accommodate almost anyone who wishes to join us and our guides are happy to assist getting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brilliant fun

We were picked up from our hotel which was super efficient and driven to the start. I would advise a poncho as well as the obvious life jacket, Norm was our guide and he exuded confidence on the water. It was a beautiful day with...More

1  Thank gill3sq
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed your tour! We do include transport from either your hotel or a central meeting spot within Jasper. Norm always keeps his guest entertained and laughing, we will pass along the compliments.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
So fun!

The Jasper Float trip was really fun and relaxing! The sites were amazing, our guide was wonderful and hilarious, and they were so nice helping us get in and out of the raft!

Thank Beverly Hurley F
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to hear our guides did a good job keeping you entertained! Thanks for the review Beverly

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Response from Tony K | Reviewed this property |
At the point of booking you choose the pick up point I,e your hotel. The raft company will then take you back to the hotel, or if you want, the town centre.
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