Raft beautiful Athabasca Canyon on a half-day whitewater rafting adventure from Jasper. The Athabasca Canyon Rafting Run is a fun, family-friendly Class 2+ rapids. Start rafting at the base of Jasper's Athabasca Falls and enjoy the 7.5-mile (12-km) stretch of athabasca river with a certified river rafting guide. This 3.5-hour rafting adventure includes all equipment and transport from downtown Jasper, with both morning and afternoon departures are available.
Book Athabasca Rafting Family Canyon Run
Have a lot of fun Rafting the Athabasca River! Raft Jasper with your small group from Mile 5 section of the glacier-fed Athabasca river. This section of Athabasca river is great for a river rafting introduction as it begins with an approximately 10-minute float before the class II rapids. Enjoy the gentle thrill of some bumps and splashes on your roughly two-hour family river rafting adventure. A soft rafting adventure perfect for kids and beginners, that includes round trip transport from Jasper.
Book Athabasca River Mile 5 Rafting
Enjoy Jasper National Park's scenic views on a gentle Athabasca River Rafting Adventure. The small group rafting float trip takes you down several miles on Class II rapids. Expect a few splashes along the way, but nothing scary. Your raft guide shares stories of these Jasper areas and its inhabitants while you sit back and enjoy the rafting ride. Enjoy this family adventure on the Athabasca river suitable for those aged three and up. Life jackets are provided for safety and ponchos keep you mostly dry.
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The Athabasca River is the second largest river in Alberta, and the largest undammed river. The annual discharge in cubic decameters (dam3 = 1000 cubic meters) at points along the river are: 2,790,000 dam³ at Jasper; 13,600,000 dam³ at Athabasca; and 20,860,000 dam³ at Fort McMurray.
The Athabasca River begins at the Columbia Icefields Glacier in Jasper National Park and travels just over 1500 km northeast across Alberta, draining North-East into Lake Athabasca.
Lake Athabasca then flows into Slave River and joins the McKenzie River, which flows to the Arctic Ocean, travelling over 1230 kms from start to glacier to mouth. The Athabasca River flows through a tremendous change in elevation, from 1062 metres at Jasper National Park to 205 metres at its mouth in Lake Athabasca.
Athabasca river's entire basin is approximately 159,000 square kilometers, which is about 24% of Alberta's landmass. Athabasca river is fed by ten smaller watersheds that flow into it.. McLeod, Pembina, La Biche, Lesser Slave, and Clearwater.