Alberta_Red Deer River Rafting
The 724 kilometer long Red Deer River in Alberta, Canada is the most important tributary of the South Saskatchewan River. The river is set in a beautiful mountainous wilderness and offers thrilling Class II-III+ actions. From the snowy trails, it meanders through pleasant meadows. The river is in close proximity to Banff and Jasper national parks and is easily accessible through Calgary and Edmonton.
Pool drops and stair step ledges are scattered throughout the stretch. Rapids like Big Rock, Gooseberry, Jimbo’s Staircase, The Nationals, The Wall and Shark’s Fin are notoriously exciting. Navigating through the formidable Double Ledge requires both experience and courage. The whitewaters of Red Deer are apt both for the novice and the veterans, thanks to its diversely exciting yet consistent nature.
The picturesque forest wilderness of Red Deer is speckled with some amazing wildlife. Bear, elk, moose, cougars, bald eagles, golden eagles and wolves throng the outskirts of the river in huge numbers. Red Deer has twice played host to the Canadian whitewater championships. The rafting season usually runs from mid-May through mid-September and the waters remain cool all through. Alberta is a rugged country and the options to adventure are unlimited. Rock climbing and hiking are also popular in these areas.