Alberta Rafting: Raft the Kananaskis River and the Bow River in Alberta, Canada

ALBERTA, CANADA: home to Banff and Jasper National Park in the Canadian Rockies, is a whitewater rafting mecca, not only for Western Canada but for all of North America. Here in Alberta we have some of the best and most famous rivers in all of the Western Hemisphere. Whatever kind of rafting adventure you’re looking for, be it on the Kananaskis River or the Bow River, then you’ve come to the right place. Want to see real rafters on real rapids? Check out our official rafting web cam! Never been to Banff, Jasper or Canmore before? See the sites before you go with our Banff, Jasper and Canmore web cams.

Raft Alberta Rivers! Rafting Opportunities in Banff, Calgary, Jasper & Lake Louise

Vacationers enjoy the rush of great rivers near Calgary and Banff like the Kicking Horse and the Kananaskis Rivers. Looking for a relaxing afternoon float trip in which you can take in the majestic alpines of the Canadian Rockies in Banff National Park, while a local guide discusses the local history, ecology and wildlife? Or perhaps you want an adrenaline-soaked Banff rafting whitewater adventure, in which you’re facing epic Class III and Class IV rapids – six-foot high waves, big drop-offs, ledges and hydraulics (holes in which river water recirculates rapidly) – with a catered lunch before or after? How about a multi-day trip in which you do both, along with river-side wilderness camping in between? The Alberta Rafting Alliance can provide you with these experiences, and more. Your whitewater adventure begins with us!

Getting to Banff Whitewater Rafting is Easy.

Calgary, Canada has a word class airport with easy transportation to Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. Fly into Edmonton, Alberta and see the incredible Jasper National Park. Your visit won’t be complete unless you feel the raging Fraser River or the Athabasca and Sunwapta Rivers. Alberta has rivers for all rafting interests. Our rafting trips can be enjoyed by those for all abilities from ages 8 to 80.

No matter where you stay in Alberta, a river is just a shuttle’s ride away. Talk to one of our vacation planners at 1-800-519-4770 or 1-403-774-7215 or use our contact form for more information.

Rafting will be the highlight of your Alberta, Canada Vacation!

Generally the rafting season in Alberta, Canada runs daily through the spring and fall, from mid-May to mid-September. It’s easy to find any level of rafting experience from gentle float trips for the first-time rafter to river runs packed with the aforementioned epic Class IV rapids on Alberta’s glacier-fed rivers. Check out our rafting packages to combine thrilling adventures such as ziplining, ATV rides, and horseback riding with Alberta rafting. Your whitewater adventure begins with us!

Visit Banff, Alberta or Jasper, Alberta before leaving for your Canadian Rockies Vacation!

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Places to Stay in Alberta, Canada

Whatever your Alberta whitewater rafting needs, you’re sure to find something appealing for your home-away-from-home! Raft Alberta in comfort by staying at one of our listed providers.

Johnston Canyon Resort

BANFF, ALBERTA — Johnston Canyon might be your new favorite Banff whitewater rafting getaway! Conveniently tucked away between world famous Banff and Lake Louise, you will find a holiday gem among Banff accommodations. Enjoy the charm and hospitality and honest values that have been our signature for over sixty years. Don’t miss your opportunity to stay here!

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Overlander Mountain Lodge

JASPER, ALBERTA – Whitewater rafting in Jasper? Look no further. Spectacular views, gourmet dining and ultra-comfortable lodging: that’s what this Canadian Rockies gem has to offer. Warm hospitality and a casual yet cozy atmosphere are combined here in a mountain setting of unique natural beauty in the middle of Jasper National Park. Chalet vacation rentals can serve as your home away from home while exploring the whitewater rafting that the park has to offer.

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Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge

JASPER, ALBERTA – Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge is a great choice for nature-loving whitewater rafters. Come enjoy fine dining, romance packages and complimentary holiday planning. Meet Sunwapta Sam, the 1400 lb Grizzly, a moving, talking bear that’s great for family photos. Experience the amazing wonders of a Jasper National Park.

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