This 3.5 to 4 hour round trip departs from outside the Edge Control store at 626 Connaught Drive in Jasper (besides Subway on Main street). If you are outside Jasper, the meeting point will be at the Sunwapta Resort. Departure times are 3 times daily at 9:30am, 11:30 pm and 2:00 pm.
This river is aptly named Sunwapta (turbulent waters). The first half of the trip is gentle and scenic paddling. The latter portion presents sustained white water up to Class 3. This run is very challenging and is tailored for those who are physically fit and strong swimmers.
Participants must be able to wear a PFD (life jacket) rated for people weighing between 50 lbs - 230lbs or 22kg - 105kg As a further guideline all of the equipment is suitable for people who fit within the X-small to XXXL range size.
Participants considering this trip should be aware that each participant must be capable of helping to carry the raft and equipment over rough terrain for approximately 10 minutes at both the start and end of the trip. This means that each member of the crew (adult or youth) will be required to carry approximately 15kg (35 lbs).
The signature of each participant is required to confirm that the above has been both read and understood. Times are mountain daylight savings (Alberta) time.
We provide national park licensed guides, wet suits, life jackets, paddle jackets, neoprene booties. Wind pants, touques, neoprene mitts are available for inclement weather. All you need to bring is enthusiasm, a bathing suit or shorts and a T-shirt. Rain or Shine this trip is fun for ages 6 and up.