trying to decide between the Athabasca Falls class 2 run & the Sunwapta class 3 run for a complete first timer wanting a bit of adventure but not a near death experience! don't want to spend all my time floating down river but neither do i want to be spending any of my time IN the water! any info on experiences greatly appreciated & info on water conditions & weather for early august
Class 3 is fine for beginners. Falling out of the raft is pretty rare on any of our trips. Historically speaking water levels and weather are great around early August! We hope to see you on the river soon.
If you are fit and active I would go for the class 3, I don't think there has been enough rain recently to change the water conditions markedly and as I reported the class 2 was a bit tame even for some of the novices that were with us.
I would recommend the class 3 as its a bit more adventure as I found class 2 was great for children (still fun don't get me wrong). I have never whitewater rafted in August but with the water being higher I am sure it won't be a near death experience. Either way you will have so much fun
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