Sunwapta River

Base of Cotter Peak to Sunwapta Falls
No Online Booking Fees
48 Hour Cancellation Policy
Operates Rain or Shine
Intermediate Difficulty
9km on the water
~1.25 hours river time
Ages 12 and up

Trip Summary

Join us on the Sunwapta River as we begin our journey 50km from its glacial source, where the river narrows into a tight canyon with large waves and continuous swift moving white water. This thrilling 3.5 hour round trip from town is Jasper's only Class III.

The Route

How it Works


Arrive and Check-In

Upon arrival at your chosen Pickup Location, you'll be greeted by our friendly staff. Here we will check you in, have you fill out waivers, and then we're off!

Other Pickup Locations

Hop on the Bus

On the bus ride out to the put-in location, after getting aquainted with each other, we will go over the trip in detail and assign groups to their raft.

How many in a raft?

Gear-Up and Raft!

Upon arriving at the put-in, we will get you geared-up, provide a safety talk, have a quick photoshoot, and then the rafting begins!

Equipment and Gearing-Up

Departure Times

Please be aware that Jasper is located in the Mountain Time Zone, and all times are listed in MDT (UTC/GMT -6).

Also note that the times listed below are the departure times, not the meeting times. Please see the pickup locations to figure out where and when you should meet, based on your chosen pickup location.

Self-Drive | Summer 2024

May 31, 2024 to Aug 22, 2024
9:45 AM12:45 PM3:15 PM

Town Pickup | Summer 2024

May 31, 2024 to Aug 22, 2024
12:00 PM shuttle (12:45 PM trip) 2:30 PM shuttle (3:15 PM trip)

Other Options

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