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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip

Highlights
  • Float 10 miles (16 kilometers) down the scenic Athabasca River
  • Life jackets and plastic ponchos are provided to keep you safe 
  • Option to buy trip photos taken by a professional photographer
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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip
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Athabasca River Scenic Float Trip
US$56.55
Overview

Get unique views of Jasper National Park from the water on this scenic float trip. Cruise past wildlife and mountain scenery as you glide down the Athabasca River. You’ll encounter a few gentle rapids, but it’s mostly a flat, family friendly ride. Your guide handles the paddling, and tells you about the area’s history and wildlife. If you choose, purchase trip photos taken by a professional photographer.

What to Expect
Set off for the Athabasca River from the train station in central Jasper or arrange for pick up from your hotel. An afternoon of relaxing on the river is in store as you and your family sit back and let your guide do the rowing.

Learn about the human and natural history of Jasper National Park from your guide, and stay on the lookout for wildlife in their native habitat. Plastic ponchos are provided as some splashes are expected but for the most part, this is a very gentle ride that’s enjoyable for all but the very youngest babies.

At the end of the trip, you have the option to buy pictures from the professional tour photographer. Return to your point of departure in Jasper about 2.5 hours from the time you left.
Reviews (92)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice easy & scenic raft tour

Great guides - punctual, organized, lots of support at the raft launch site and at the end. Strong, young (mid 20s), competent, knowledgeable and charismatic raft guide familiar with all the twists and turns of the Athabasca falls. I can't believe he rowed the thing...More

Thank Cdn_Grl_Wanderluster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
First Time for Me!

II was very pleased with this excursion. It was arranged through Globus Travels. Since I have never gone on a river raft or float trip, I was feeling apprehensive. But the staff of this company were so efficient, thorough, courteous, and helpful in making us...More

Thank Guide792349
Reviewed 17 September 2018
A little Wet but not Wild!

The raft trip was a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon while being thoroughly entertained by our raft captain. We did experience the feel of the chilly water ( done on purpose ) but don"t let that stop you from having a GOOD TIME.

Thank jim a
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

A few splashes always make for a good time! Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip Jim! Appreciate the review!

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Don't miss this!!

Great raft float along a glacier fed river. Beautiful scenery. Don't let any of the (mini) rapids intimidate you. They're so much fun and just an excuse to get the river water on you. Our guide (sorry, forgot name but he was great) was an...More

Thank JaniceBlair
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great tip Janice, the ends of the boat do tend to be a bit splashier but we are all about equal opportunity around here! 😉

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Really Fun & Enjoyable

Matthew was a GREAT Guide! The trip was totally enjoyable and river is beautiful and relaxing. This is for seniors who are beyond the fast rapids. Suggest you wear the rain gear to stay dry. Then sit back and enjoy Matthew's commentary. Well worth the...More

Thank Gary W
Katrina T, Guest Relations Manager at Jasper Raft Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you so much for the review Gary, we really appreciate hearing feedback from our clients. We will pass along to Matt that you enjoyed the his commentary, as a born and raised local he had a lot of knowledge about the Jasper area

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Response from Beverly Hurley F | Reviewed this property |
The raft company had a bus that took our group from the hotel ..... to where we got in the raft ..... then the raft company met us at the end point - where we could order photos etc - then their bus took us back to the hotel!
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