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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip provided by Jasper Raft Tours

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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 11/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip
Rafters will be asked to wear a non-medical face covering while on the Raft Bus shuttle and if physical distancing cannot be maintained, most likely on the raft as well. We encourage you and your family to bring your own face coverings.
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Updated 11/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get unique views of Jasper National Park from the water on this scenic float trip. Cruise past wildlife and mountain scenery as you glide down the Athabasca River. Encounter a few gentle rapids, but it’s mostly a flat, family-friendly ride. Your guide handles the paddling, and tells you about the area’s history and wildlife. If you choose, purchase trip photos taken by a professional photographer.
Itinerary
You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by Athabasca River
Highlights
  • Float down the scenic Athabasca River
  • Life jackets and plastic ponchos are provided to keep you safe 
  • Option to buy trip photos taken by a professional photographer
  • Hear guide commentary about the history of Jasper and the Rockies
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 lookout 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’s enjoyable for all but the very youngest babies. At the end of the trip, you have the option to buy pictures from the professional tour photographer as you return to your point of departure in Jasper.
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Important Information
Duration
2h 30m
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Plastic rain poncho to protect you from splashes and potential rain showers
  • Professional photographer
  • Life jackets
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Wetsuits (not necessary)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Recommended to wear casual clothing and footwear that you don't mind getting wet
  • Professional photographer will take a photo of your raft trip. You will have the opportunity to purchase the photo at the end of the trip
  • Restroom facilities available at the launch sites
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kayla M wrote a review Yesterday
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Super fun experience even in September. I fully recommend this company. The staff are all very funny and friendly.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Daleene K wrote a review 22 Sep
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A friend and I decided to partake in this river rafting adventure at the beginning portion of September, so glad we did, it was a great way to see the beauty of the mountains!!!! The staff is hilarious and our guide Ted is extremely knowledgeable of the area, along with the
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Date of experience: September 2020
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RKKJ wrote a review 14 Sep
Saint Thomas, Canada97 contributions45 helpful votes
We enjoyed our time rafting. Everything was well organized, on time and staffed by experienced, friendly people.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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wildcolours62 wrote a review 11 Sep
Calgary, Canada24 contributions
Fun afternoon on the raft; glorious sunny weather in September. Great captain, James - always a laugh and a few splashes for our group. Masks just required for bus ride. Yes I would definitely bring friends to venture out again...and maybe see the elusive Jasper Crow 🤣
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Ricardo W wrote a review 10 Sep
Edmonton, Canada19 contributions1 helpful vote
Great professionalism! We had so much fun and were impressed by how synchronized they were. Also, our guide (Ted) was very friendly (big shoutout to Scott) and knowledgeable. He explained to us with great detail every aspect of the wildlife and nature that surround the Athabasca
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Date of experience: September 2020
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About the operator

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ecbischof
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Amazing!
We went on the Athabasca falls raft tour with Austin and it was great! We weren't sure about doing it because we've
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Heather M
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Well worth it!
In spite of the colder temperatures and rain would still recommend this experience. All of the staff are friendly,
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Rusty M
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amazing
This ride is fabulous the young guides really know the area its not a rough rappid ride but great relaxing and exce
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danberney
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enjoyed the rapids but a bit spoiled by the journey there.
So we went on a family rafting trip with our 5 year old. No problem, we enjoyed the rafting and our guide immensely
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robgaygan
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Perfect trip
We were doing a three week RV trip with our 7 and 2 year old. Rafting as a family seemed out of the question becaus
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ArtyChips
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Great fun
A really great company that makes everything fun and at the same time is really efficient. The pick up was on time
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aljay1
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Amazing day on the Athabasca!
What a fantastic time we had on the raft! We are out here visiting Jasper from Winnipeg and our guide Wyatt also ha
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jennewton1
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Brilliant👌
This trip is a must, the scenery is fantastic and the guides were lovely. It is a nice steady & pleasant trip.
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JaniceFe
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Wrong photo
Had a wonderful time. Paid for my photo to be delivered to the Saw ridge hotel. Wrong boat. Wrong photo.Mr Norris r
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Daniel M
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Awesome time
Booked by my wife for my birthday whilst we were visiting Jasper. Carson was our guide for the 1.5hr trip and he di
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Susan R
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Jasper raft tours
We had so much fun! Three adults and two boys aged 5 and 6. The raft guide Ben interacted so well with the boys!
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MedusaInLove
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Awesome
We did rafting as an optional extra on our Trafalgar tour. Ziggy was our captain, and ensured we had an awesome tim
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June C
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Good fun, interesting commentary
We did the raft tour on a very rainy day but it didn't spoil the fun. Just get your wet weather gear on, add the gi
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deewubleu
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wow
We did the raft tour with 14 others . Rapids were only moderate however a lot of water due to ice melt and the guid
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Wrekinhavoc
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Great Fun
This excursion was good fun and well run, with a mixture of smooth water and gentle rapids. I was very apprehensiv
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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