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Athabasca River

53_05'17.9n 118_01'21.1w 53.088304, -118.022531, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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53_05'17.9n 118_01'21.1w 53.088304, -118.022531, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Had a great experience on a river raft down this lovely river. Our guide Addison was terrific, so funny and informative about the river and its surrounds. He was very enthusiastic and greatly added to our enjoyment of the experience.

Thank linwaraus
Reviewed 8 October 2017

For those approaching from Edmonton, the Athabasca River is going to offer the first of the best vistas in the park as it winds alongside the road approaching the town of Jasper. It forms an important part of the town itself and offers some good...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is a very long and large river flowing along the Icefield Parkway (Hightway 93). You can get great views of many peaks along the river and the highway.

Thank Pat2012NJ
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Our lodging in Jasper, at Alpine Village cabins, was right across the road from the river. There were chairs put out for the guests to sit in a just vege out while watching and listening to the river. Often you see rafting trips go by....More

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Class 2 river. Three sets of rapids over 5 miles. Wear sensible clothes...you will get wet. You sign a waiver...but it is not a dangerous activity if you obey instructions. Up to 8 passengers per boat Lovely scenery and wildlife. Cameras need to be waterproof...or...More

Thank andreaat62
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is the longest river in the Canadian Province of Alberta. You will see it when you travel on the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Banff. The river is fed from the melting waters of many glaciers, so it is a gorgeous milky turquoise blue....More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We were driving past the Athabasca river from Jasper to Miette Hot Springs in the morning and thought it was beautiful and that we would stop after we finished the Sulfur Skyline hike and the Miette Hot Springs. When we were on the way back...More

Thank Kevin Z
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Beautiful milky green waters scour out the river valley while meandering mile after mile. The Icefilds Pakway follows closely beside for great distances so that frequent views are possible.

Thank 641joanv
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Even though the smoke from the BC Wildfires are hiding some of the beautiful mountains in the area, you can still get a great picture. It just looks like it's overcast! And on a clear day there is no chance of a bad picture (unless...More

Thank Annalee D
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I love the sound of rushing water. Pair it with a picnic dinner to escape the business of tourists in Jasper and it's heaven!

Thank Leann M
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