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Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip

By Jasper Rafting Adventures
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If you're ready for a thrilling whitewater rafting outing in Jasper National Park, don't bother with a mellow tour when you can enjoy this self-drive adventure through Grade 3 rapids. Rain or shine, head out on the Sunwapta River for an adrenaline-fueled adventure. Just don your included wetsuit, layer up for warmth, and head out on the river. Cruise the speedy rapids, and enjoy the mountainous landscape as you go.
from
C$115.50
per adult
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C$115.50
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 12-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:2h 15m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, French

Highlights
  • Paddle hard and get wet on a Sunwapta River whitewater rafting adventure
  • Ride in a raft with six travelers, and get ready with a safety introduction
  • Novices are welcome, with time to practice paddling before the rapids start
  • Don't plan anything—equipment, warm layers, gloves, and helmet are included
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Professional guide
  • All equipment for rafting
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Departure details
  • Icefields Parkway, AB-93, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada Please arrive 15 minutes before your trip time. It is a ~45 minute drive from Jasper to the Self-Drive pickup location, so please plan accordingly to ensure you arrive on time. The Self-Drive pickup location is the Highway 93 rest stop located 300m south of the Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25575P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip
  • We have no Covid 19 restrictions at this time, however please do not join us if you are testing positive or experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. Daily sanitizing of all gear and equipment will continue. While traveling in our transportation, masks are recommended, but not required.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip?
Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip price starts from C$118.17. Discover and book Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip on Tripadvisor
What is the Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip cancellation policy?
Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip?
Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip is hosted by Jasper Rafting Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Jasper Rafting Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h 15m. Discover and book Sunwapta River Self-Drive Rafting Trip on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25575P2

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

helensO8641SR
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Such a laugh
Extremely well organised, the guides told you everything you needed to know and kept you safe. Very fun trip - got
tsqone
tsqone
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Just Pure Fun
We are a couple in our 70s. For obvious reasons, we were worry. We had no idea what a class 2 experience would be.
juliecS9455WA
juliecS9455WA
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Great trip
Such a fantastic trip. Jenn was amazing and we all had so much fun!! The other guys on the bus were great too - Edd
neilcS2214VG
neilcS2214VG
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Fun trip.
We had a fantastic time- so much fun. Our guide Jenn was amazing along with driver Eddie and other guides Josh and
Lauratait_96
Lauratait_96
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Fantastic experience
Had a brilliant time, our guide Nate was lovely and so knowledgable about the area and local wildlife, Eddie our dr
TravelgirlCanada1616
TravelgirlCanada1616
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Rafting Fun!!
They were punctual and professional but most of all Elliot was a fantastic guide. Full of knowledge, high energy an
claire a
claire a
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Exhilarating
Fantastic adventure white water rafting in Jasper. Wear your swimmers - wetsuits etc all provided. Excellent safety
mlotzien
mlotzien
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Best place to go river rafting in jasper
Had an awesome time, took my mom for her birthday and she couldn’t stop smiling, very knowledgeable staff, will be
Fearful123
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Worth it!!!
Wow I will do this again! For someone with motion sickness all her life…this is so worth it! Did I say I’m afraid o
P1416JMpeters
P1416JMpeters
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Outside of my comfort zone.
A first time experience. Gabby, Luke and Kate, made it a day to remember. A super fun time delivered with fun yet
X1691KAkylef
X1691KAkylef
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Perfect first time rafting experience
Awesome experience for first time whitewater rafting! Our tour guides Luke and Kate were amazing! Fun and knowledge
Douglas D
Douglas D
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Fantastic adventure
Myself and my three adult grandchildren booked the 5 mile rafting adventure. FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! So much fun and ex
Krzysztof256
Krzysztof256
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Awesome Ride
This was the only part of my vacation that the kids said was more fun than the hotel pool. Zie took us for a great
LyndaLush
LyndaLush
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Top class experience
We arrived feeling a tad anxious as it was a cool morning in Jasper. Immediately put at ease by the team who were l
pkruth
pkruth
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Entertaining and refreshing
From booking to instructions/expectations on the bus, to the trip to the trip itself, we were very impressed. Our
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Erik vW
1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Family
A great family adventure. Took my two girls, 12 and 15. We had a blast. Kim was an excellent guide. She was knowledgeable and made us feel safe while also providing an exhilarating experience we’ll never forget. If you want the pictures on a memory stick make sure you bring $30, or you can save a bit by getting them emailed, I believe that’s $25.
Written July 10, 2021
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Nick Durkin
2 contributions
Aug. 2022
Shane and Kim were amazing guides/drivers. We missed our pick up point and they allowed us to join in, even though that meant a later finish for themselves and everyone else on the trip. There was a lightning storm 5 mins in, Shane was well prepped and very careful, taking us off the river. He was very informative on the journey down the Sunwapta and made the experience really exciting with his knowledge of the rapids. Totally cool, professional people with real enthusiasm for what they do. Eee - oooo!
Written August 8, 2022
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Alison B
Manchester, UK6 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
Wow!! We loved this adventure. We were first time rafters (most people in the group were) but felt safe at all times in the capable hands of our guide Laya. She made the experience fun and exhilarating and gave easy instructions to follow. We went with a 17 and 18 year old and they loved it as well.
Written August 11, 2022
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Sacred Escapades
2 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
The guides were great! I was a whitewater guide and I give this company 5 stars in all areas. My wife loved the trip. It was an oar frame paddle combo and Erin handled the oars and high water well. The other 4 people in the boat were 1st timers and they had a ball. Nice easy class 3 with some great waves to hit.
Written August 25, 2022
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Jodie H
2 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Couples
We did our rafting adventure on a rainy day in August- the perfect wet weather activity! We were both beginners and had only rafted one time before, several years ago.

The other group that were booked on with us didn’t turn up, so we ended up as a party of two and essentially had a private trip. I think a party of two no doubt made it much more difficult for the leaders (and probably much more tiring)- but Jordan was a fantastic raft leader and really took the time to get to know us both and give us the best possible trip. Jordan absolutely knew the river and all the best spots to give us the best experience. We were soaked and smiling the whole trip.

Shane also took some great pictures along the way which we were delighted to see at the end. We were on our honeymoon and Jordan and Shane gave us a little gift at the end which was incredibly thoughtful and topped off a fantastic trip.

Couldn’t recommend anymore!!
Written August 4, 2022
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Alex M
Newport, UK19 contributions
Did the Sunwampta tour with 4 people from Jasper. Easy parking at the far end of town for pick up from the RV parking lot over the railway tracks. Watch for trains! We were delayed 20 minutes waiting for a passing freight train. Leave plenty of time and walk the 2 minutes back across into town if you need to fill time when safely parked up.

Yellow school buses take you to the rafting location. Personal property is able to be safely stored on the bus. Suggest a towel and clothing change.

We had a great first rafting experience with plenty of safety checks, tuition and practise on a slow moving section before 25 minutes of class 3 rapids.

Several further sections of rapids on a good long trip down the river with time to check the great scenery too.

Young enthusiastic river guides and had a great experience which felt exciting without ever being overwhelming.

Great fun and photos are done on the river at various points which can be collected at the trip end on a memory stick.

Would recommend the company and the experience. Wetsuits / boots and life vests provided. Jackets were available but the weather was warm enough.

Whole trip lasts as stated about 3 1/2 hours.
Written August 2, 2022
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Nick C
Zhudong, Hsinchu County1 contribution
Came to Jasper seeking amazing outdoor activities and boy did this one surpass all my expectations. Shane, a 4 year veteran who has never flipped a boat with clients, was safe and
extremely knowledgeable. He clearly knew the rapids as if he dreams of them at night. Eddie, a guide driver (and apparently semi-pro photograper) was an expert in the area and was there assisting us beyond what was needed. To those who get either of these two fine gentlemen, need not worry... You see guaranteed a memory to be remembered.
Written June 19, 2020
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firelily044
3 contributions
Jul. 2021
Great guides and gorgeous scenery made for a fun adventure for a mom and 2 teens. Staff know what they are doing and do it very efficiently and professionally instilling confidence in nervous nellies like me. Our guide Jacob was amazing. The trip started gently but built to a nice long stretch of awesome! The neoprene jackets on top of the wet suits made a big difference keeping us warmer than wetsuits alone. While the class 3 rating was a bit intimidating, we ended up wishing we had more time on the water and even a bit more of a challenge. It was an amazing experience and all 3 of us recommend it. The digital photos available at the end were a nice touch and fantastic souvenir.
Written August 4, 2021
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Sarah
Leduc, Canada5 contributions
Did the Sunwapta River rafting experience (used shuttle did not do self-drive). UNREAL experience. The guide Tom was great and so were the other staff members, totally worth every penny! We had a blast and will be back! Highly recommend when visiting Jasper, but not for people who are scared of rafting as there are lots of bumps and waves. But don't worry too much, no one fell out of the raft!
Written July 29, 2021
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Ryan
Hamilton, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Friends
It was an awesome time! Jordan was great and made it very exciting for us. I’d recommend taking off watches and jewelry before you go because I lost my watch, and you’re going to get soaked but it’s a ton of fun. Probably the most worthwhile excursion I’ve done in Alberta. The level 3 is not overly intense and id say it’s suitable for anyone of any age but it’s still fun regardless
Written July 14, 2021
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