JASPER, ALBERTA – Canada – Originating from the Columbia Glacier in Jasper National Park, the Athabasca River is a mellow, family-friendly whitewater experience. Starting at the base of the Athabasca Glacier, the river flows along icefields and through gorges, giving visitors ample opportunities to spy wildlife on the shores and adjacent marshes. Its historic role as a hunting and fishing ground for several Native American tribes and its importance as part of the fur trade route have earned it the designation of a Canadian Heritage River.
The Athabasca River in Jasper, Alberta is the perfect option for first-timers, reluctant rafters, and members of the younger set. The gentle waters, combined with the beautiful Canadian Rockies scenery, make the Athabasca River a must-do for families visiting Alberta, Canada
Want to raft the Athabasca River on your next Jasper, Alberta vacation? Call 800-519-4770 or 403-774-7215 to speak to an Alberta Rafting specialist today, or visit AlbertaRafting.org for more information.
More of the Best Things to Do in Banff and Jasper, Alberta
You may have come to the Canadian Rockies for the whitewater adventure, but don’t leave before you get to experience more of what makes Alberta, Canada a top vacation destination. Explore Banff National Park or Jasper National Park, discover the beauty of Lake Louise, or make the most of your time with a tour from Jasper Vacations or Banff Travel. No matter which activity you choose, you’ll be glad you stayed to experience more of the Canadian Rockies.