This trip starts at the base of Athabasca Falls and plunges through numerous rapids surrounded by high canyon walls. After the canyon stretch, rafters enjoy expansive views of the Athabasca Valley to the take-out. This is the ultimate family adventure — fun for adults and children alike.
Mighty Fraser River Rafting Tour
- Per Person Ages 12+
Raft the Mighty Fraser — Jasper’s Big Water!
Experience the biggest whitewater in the Jasper area on this exhilarating rafting trip down the Fraser River! Suitable for all levels of experience, you’ll tackle turbulent Class 3+ rapids bound to soak every rafter!
This trip begins in Jasper where you’ll board the bus and enjoy a scenic drive to our launch point in the shadow of Mount Robson — the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. You will be provided with all technical equipment including wetsuits and, with your swimsuit already on under your clothes, you can get ready for the river in no time!
After a short instruction/safety briefing overlooking Mount Robson, your expert guide will launch the raft and maneuver it downriver. About mid-way through the run you’ll stop for a short portage around the impressive Rearguard Falls allowing you to stretch your legs and enjoy the view. Back on river you’ll enter the lower canyon section where you’ll experience some of the best whitewater Western Canada has to offer. Once through the whitewater sections there is a short float, with the chance for an optional swim and to perhaps spot wildlife such as seasonal spawning salmon, bald eagles and bears that are occasionally seen in the area. The Fraser River is the backbone of our Class 3 Guarantee. When other river levels fluctuate, the Fraser lives up to its mighty reputation!
The total round-trip time is 5 hours which includes 2 hours rafting (including short portage), instruction briefing and bus transfer to/from Jasper. With intermediate Class-3 rapids this trip is exciting, wet and adrenaline-producing for all experience levels including absolute beginners. Rafters must be 12 years of age or older and weigh at least 90lbs (41kgs).
What We Provide: Licensed raft guides, self-bailing rafts, paddles, wetsuits, booties, paddle jackets, life jackets, and helmets (if applicable)
What to Wear: A swimsuit or shorts under casual wear is best. Clothing worn under wetsuits gets wet, so bring a towel and warm clothes for afterward. In cooler weather, we recommend guests bring additional clothing (wool or polypropylene is best) to wear under their wet suits.