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Sunwapta Challenge Whitewater Rafting: Class III Rapids

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    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.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The trip was fantastic fun. The guys were super friendly, full of info and really professional. Our only disappointment was when the rafting finished, we could have carried on all day. Totally reccommended.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank aldeasha
    TrevorL77, General Manager at Maligne Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thanks for your comments on your raft trip with Maligne Adventures, it truly is addictive, hope we see you again on future trips. Regards

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The guides were awesome..explained things about the area, wildlife and the river. For our trip the river was running faster and higher due to all the rain they have had. The rapids were comfortable and moderate challenging. Would definitely recommend this trip and guide company.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Nteagles87
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We were a Group of 7 adult family members and wanted a White Water Rafting Experience while we were vacationing in Jasper. None of the group had done this before and a few were nervous of getting thrown out. We discussed this when booking to...More

    Thank S1804GIstephenb
    TrevorL77, General Manager at Maligne Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello This is a great review for Maligne Adventures, it really lays out the pros and cons for future rafting candidates, very helpful to all. Thanks for joining us on the Sunwapta River, we hope to see you again on future visits to Jasper. Regards

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    This trip was alot of fun. The guys running it were full of information about the area and the river and made everyone feel comfortable out on the water. Our family loves adventure and this was a great addition to our stay in the area.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Susan M
    TrevorL77, General Manager at Maligne Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello Susan So great to hear how much your family enjoyed their rafting experience with Maligne Adventures. We will be certain to pass your comments on to our wonderful 'crew'. Regards

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We took the Sunwapta trip. The checkin went smoothly and the bus left in a timely manner. The scenery was undeniably beautiful and our guide was super friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to spend time with. However these are oar rig rafts so your guide is...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Wrennie2017
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    Call, email or text them ( contact info is on their web site) they are super helpful. I asked them a couple if question prior to going and they got right back to me within 24 hours or less.
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