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Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids

Jasper, Canada
Booked by 78 travelers

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


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.
Pass By:  
Maligne Adventures
Admission Ticket Free


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Reviews by Viator travelers
Fab experience and great fun. Guides very experienced.
, Jul 2019
Would definitely recommend great fun and fab experience. Guides very experienced. Great way to see the scenery while doing some exercise!
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

Product code: 5400P7

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