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 is Jasper's only Class III.

The Route

How it Works


Arrive and Check-In

15 minutes before your departure time, you will join us at our meeting location, the RV Parking Lot. 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 when you should meet, based on your chosen pickup location. For example, our primary pickup location, the RV Parking Lot, meets 15 minutes before the departure time (eg. meet at 8:45AM for the 9:00AM departure), and the Sunwapta Self-Drive option meets 30 minutes after the departure time (eg. meet at 9:30AM for the 9:00AM departure)

Self-Drive | Summer 2021

May 29, 2021 to Aug 22, 2021
9:00 AM12:00 PM2:30 PM

Town Pickup | Summer 2021

May 29, 2021 to Aug 22, 2021
12:00 PM2:30 PM

Other Options

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