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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
From US$55.86
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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip
From US$55.86
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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1 - 5 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 3 days 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

Thank gill3sq
Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 19 May 2018
Great family activity

Family with two young tennages girls, first time rafting for the girls. Started with a hotel pick up which was exactly on time. Soon we were off to Athabasca River where after a quick safety briefing we were off. Fantastic guide and staff and very...More

1  Thank 14JD68
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your raft trip with the whole family!

Reviewed 16 May 2018
relaxing fun time

Had a great trip down river, very friendly , safety awareness, not overcrowded. Toby was very imformative and made us feel all involved. I would recommend this to any age. Our time was cut short by a wee while, so the company through our photos...More

Thank trishandnev
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Trish and Nev for taking the time to make a review. We appreciate your understanding with the trip times and hope you enjoy your raft trip as a memory for years to come!

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile
Jasper float trip

I have just completed the Athabasca float trip exclusively as I was the only one on the raft apart from the driver Jim. It was fantastic, Jim was good fun and informative about the river. We had a good chat about everything on the way...More

1  Thank Tony K
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Tony, its always nice to have a private trip down tbe river. We will let Jim, Jordan and Scott know that you had a good time with them.

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