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Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip

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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Departure Point
    Icefields Parkway, AB-93, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Professional guide
    • All equipment for rafting
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We first did the Athabasca level 2 rafting, which was already very nice. Immediately after we came back in town we booked the Sunwapta level 3. That was even more exciting. The staff that we met (Tia, Ben, Shane) were all amazing. We simply loved...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jacqueline L
    Reviewed 10 August 2019

    I have never been whitewater rafting before, despite this being my second summer in Jasper. I was highly impressed with the level of organisation and passion by all of the guides. Mike was the guide on our raft. He did a fantastic job of making...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Hopeless_Wanderer_0
    Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

    It was good day with sunny. We have never experienced that activity. We have fully fun with rafting.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Hiroki O
    Reviewed 7 August 2019

    Had a great time with Spencer,Jeff, Liam, Shane and Eddie on the river this morning . The adventure started with a warm welcome before boarding a refitted (iconic) school bus to the River itself. The group was split into rafts and we had the pleasure...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Dan H
    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    We had the Sunwapta River rafting trip with 3 adults, 1 child. It was a 3.5 hour trip (about 1 hour on the river). Our guide, Michael, was great. We were pretty new to whitewater rafting and he took good care of us. He talked...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank U5902TYpeterv
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    The bus brings you back to your car.
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