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Athabasca River Tours

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Athabasca River
The Athabasca River originates from the Columbia Glacier on the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. The Athabasca River is Alberta’s largest undammed river and the second-longest river overall in the province. It travels almost 1,000 miles (1,500 km) northeast across Alberta, and drains into Lake Athabasca in the northeast. The Athabasca runs through the glaciers and snow-covered mountains of Alberta’s Jasper National Park, considered to be one of the most beautiful areas in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The river is accessible by both road and by rail from all major centers in Alberta and British Columbia. The river offers excellent canoeing, rafting, kayaking, and hiking with all of the usually services and facilities that are usually found in Canada’s national parks. Beautiful waterfalls and trails to explore abound along the river, and it would be an excellent “home base” for a couple of days for any campers wanting to explore more of Jasper National Park.

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Jasper National Park is open all year. Though the major roads are always maintained, some road closures may be in effect in certain weather conditions or during the winter. Backpacking, camping, picnicking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, and ice skating are all activities that can be enjoyed near the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park.
Address: Jasper, Alberta, Canada, Canada
Admission: Jasper National Park entry fee
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5 Tours and Activities to Experience Athabasca River

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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip

Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip

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Jasper National Park is an amazing place to experience nature, and a gentle adventure on the Athabasca River is a great way to do it. This small group float trip takes you down several miles on the Class II rapids—that means you can expect a few splashes along the way, but nothing too scary. Your guide regales you with stories of the area and its inhabitants as you go.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Jasper Rafting Trip on Athabasca River Mile 5

Jasper Rafting Trip on Athabasca River Mile 5

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Experience the excitement of a whitewater rafting adventure on this guided, 2-hour excursion. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure time, then ride along Alberta, Canada's Athabasca River in Jasper National Park. This ‘Mile 5’ trip is the river’s most popular, challenging Grade 2 rapids. The driver/guide will be taking photos along the way which will be available for purchase at the end of the trip. All the necessary rafting equipment plus an Alberta hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids

Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids

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Paddle through the dramatic Athabasca Canyon on a half-day whitewater rafting adventure from Jasper that takes on fun, family-friendly Class 2+ rapids. You’ll put in at the base of Athabasca Falls, then paddle a 7.5-mile (12-km) stretch of river with a certified river guide. This 3.5-hour rafting excursion includes all equipment and transport from downtown Jasper, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Jasper Rafting Athabasca Canyon Run

Jasper Rafting Athabasca Canyon Run

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Bring the whole family along on this moderately challenging—yet totally fun—river rafting excursion down the Athabasca Valley in Jasper National Park. Join a guide in an 8-person raft for a multi-rapid run down the Athabasca River Canyon for a trip challenging enough to be counted as an adventure but relaxing enough for you to enjoy the beautiful canyon scenery along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Jasper Rock Climbing Experience

Jasper Rock Climbing Experience

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Rock climbing is a great way to tackle a fresh challenge in the great outdoors, but enjoying it safely takes practise and skill. On this introductory rock climbing tour, suited to all ages and skill levels, escape the city for a day of adventure—with all safety and climbing equipment included. Try your hand at rock climbing on the shores of the Athabasca River, and embrace outdoor adventure in Canada’s open wilderness.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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