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Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids

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Jasper, Canada

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iconOffered in: English
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Take on the Class II and Class III white-water rapids of the Sunwapta River with a 4-hour rafting adventure from Jasper, following the dramatic Endless Chain Ridge through Jasper National Park. You’ll paddle alongside an experienced river guide, splashing over an 8-mile (13-km) stretch of fun rapids. This 4-hour whitewater rafting trip includes all necessary equipment and instruction, as well as round-trip transport from a central location in Jasper.
  • 4-hour whitewater adventure from Jasper
  • Paddle the Sunapta River
  • Shoot Class II and Class II rapids with an experienced guide
  • All necessary equipment and instruction included
  • Round-trip transport from a central location in Jasper
Make your way to a central location in Jasper, then travel 45 minutes to a put-in spot by the Sunwapta River in Jasper National Park. Wear a swimsuit under your clothes so you’ll be ready for a quick change into a wetsuit, neoprene booties, and a paddle jacket, and on cooler days, bring a pair of wool socks to wear inside the neoprene booties. 

Meet the river guides for a briefing on white water paddling technique and safety, then hit the river in self-bailing rafts that accommodate up to six passengers. The name of the Sunwapta comes from the Stoney Indian term “turbulent river,” and during the highest-water months of mid-June to late July, it lives up to its name with a consistent mix of Class II and Class III rapids.

Watch for wildlife at the edge of the water, as Jasper National Park is habitat for everything from tiny pikas to grizzly bears and moose, and enjoy views of the dramatic Rocky Mountain landscape. After roughly 1.5 hours on the water, steer to shore at a take out point—it’s a great idea to bring a towel and warm clothes to change into when you get off the river.

This 4-hour whitewater trip concludes with return transfer to Jasper.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Maligne Adventures
‘Sunwapta’ is the Stoney Indian term for ‘turbulent river’ and this river lives up to its name. Traveling in 6 passenger self-bailing rafts, your expert guide will maneuver your group skillfully down the 13 kilometer stretch of river punching through a consistent flow of Class II rapids in-between several sections of Class III whitewater. Set in a pristine wilderness area of Jasper National Park, the Sunwapta is a low volume, technical river that follows the Endless Chain Mountain Range from its source at the toe of the Athabasca Glacier. You will be surrounded by spectacular Canadian Rockies scenery in prime wildlife habitat allowing the chance to spot elusive native wildlife from the raft or during the scenic bus rideThese trips do not require any previous experience and are suited for physically active individuals, 12 years and above and weighing at least 90 lbs (41 kgs) who are looking for an exhilarating ride. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure for check-in procedures.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids.

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Clarice_K
, Aug 2020
So much fun! We were lucky, the weather was hot and being splashed was a great way to cool down. Our guide, Liz, was fantastic.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi Clarice Thank you for taking the time to review your Sunwapta Raft trip with Maligne adventures. Great to hear that Liz provided a positive experience and we will be sure to pass your comments on to her! Regards Trevor
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Perfect
Mark_F
, Jul 2020
Greatest time with the best guides will definitely go back again highly recommend the level 3 rapids
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thanks Mark Great to hear that you enjoyed your rafting experience with Maligne Adventures on the Sunwapta River. We look forward to seeing you again on future trips! Regards Trevor
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Nancy getting absolutely soaked to the bones in the front seat.
JOHN
, Jul 2020
My wife and I and 5 of our children went on the 9:30am rafting trip down the Sunwapta Whitewater Rafting Tour..... WOW! What a BLAST OF FUN! Talk about the perfect Family Adventure to share together = Lifelong Memory. Thank you to our guide Kalib (forgive the spelling error?), he was just the absolute best. He guided us down the waterfalls and sinkholes with such precision... kidding... he was a total pro. It was a safe, fun, incredible experience, and our heartfelt THANKYOU's go out to all at Maligne Rafting Adventures. John & Catharine & Family
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hello John, Catharine & Family Thanks for your review of your recent Sunwapta Raft trip with Maligne Adventures. Great to hear that our guide was able to provide such a positive experience for you and your family. We will be certain to pass your comments on to all of our 'crew'. Regards Trevor
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A Great wet Exoerience
Ronald_I
, Jul 2020
Fabulous time. Jason provided us a safe, fun afternoon. Ride was exhilarating and not your common floater trip. Be prepared to work with carry raft to /from river and paddle.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hi Ronald Thanks for joining us on the Sunwapta River, the Maligne Adventures crew will appreciate your positive comments. Regards Trevor
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Great adventure!
Dan_S
, Jul 2020
Our family had an amazing experience with the Maligne rafting group. The guides were tons of fun, very conscientious, and eager to serve. The Sunwapta River did her part in providing an exhilarating ride. Thanks Maligne team for having us along!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hello Dan Thank you for your favourable review of your Sunwapta Raft trip with Maligne Adventures. Happy to hear that the guides and the river provided you with such a great experience. Regards Trevor
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Fab experience and great fun. Guides very experienced.
deborahelizabeth2019
, Jul 2019
Would definitely recommend great fun and fab experience. Guides very experienced. Great way to see the scenery while doing some exercise!
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Great guides Chris was great really...
simon r
, Jul 2016
Great guides Chris was great really enjoyed it , loved the first class changing ha ha would definitely do this again

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