Wild & Scenic Wapta Falls Tour - Stand Up Paddleboard


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Please check in at the Alpine Office - 101 Golden Donald Upper Rd, Golden, BC V0A, Canada

This tour places you inside Yoho National Park, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It's a guided 5 hour round trip starting on the emerald green waters of the Beaver River. Navigated by Stand Up Paddleboard for a few kilometers until its terminus just upstream of Wapta Falls.  You will be back to the office around 2pm, and will have your lunch upon return.  Snacks and water are provided during the trip.

Our Wapta Falls Wild & Scenic Tour Departs Daily** at 10 AM. Group size is between 2-9 people and there is one guide for every 5 guests. Everyone is equipped with a Stand Up Paddleboard, Paddle and all the gear you need. The tour begins on the meandering beaverfoot river. It's poignant green colour and the mountains of Yoho and Kootenay National Parks are a stunning backdrop for this once in a lifetime adventure. 

Catch a glimpse of wildlife as you glide along silently. Remnants of early homesteading and logging can be seen along the river banks. Navigating a river on a Stand Up Paddleboard can be challenging, but your guide is there to help you with tips and tricks. If you get overwhelmed, you can always sit on your knees on the board to lower your centre of gravity. We paddle the Beaver River to its terminus above Wapta Falls. From here - we take the most breathtaking photo op moment you might ever experience in your life! We stand upstream of Wapta Falls. To the east, we gaze in awe at Mount Chancellor, a stunning peak in Yoho National Park that is over 10,000 feet. And to the west, we hear the deep thunder of mighty Wapta Falls. We can see it's mist and a horizon line where the water drops off. This is a rare sight and an amazing vantage point of Wapta Falls. 

We travel a historic portage trail from the Upper Falls to the Lower Falls. Again, more incredible Photo Opportunities! We stop at three viewpoints for you to soak in the falls in all its glory. The trail we travel is lightly travelled, and well off the beaten path. There is a well worn Parks Canada hiking trail on the other side of the river that thousands of people hike every summer. However, we travel the path less-travelled and experience Yoho National Park and Wapta Falls in a way that only a handful of people get to do every summer. We arrive downstream of the base of the Falls and travel the Kicking Horse River. The pace picks up on the Kicking Horse River, and we navigate Class 1 & Class 2 rapids on our Stand Up Paddleboards under the supervision of your guide.  4 kilometres later we arrive at the take out and enjoy a well-deserved lunch. 

We travel the Beaver and Kicking Horse Rivers and experience Wapta Falls & Yoho National Park in a way that others only dream of.   In 2016 our Wapta Falls Wild & Scenic Tour was named a Canadian Signature Experience Suitable for the Adventurous: In your everyday life, you are moderately active, participating in a sport, or work out semi regularly. You don't need any previous stand up paddleboarding or river experience to do this tour, just bring your sense of adventure! 

** SUP tour not available on Saturdays or on long weekends.

  • Waterproof camera or GoPro
  • Towels
  • Bathing suit

We hope you can keep your river date with us. But, sometimes life happens and you need to cancel.  When you book, we collect a 50% deposit to reserve your seats. The remaining 50% will be collected the evening prior to your trip departure. Your deposit is fully refundable up until 72 hours prior to trip departure. Within the 72 hours, we would keep the deposit. If for some reason you 'no-show' on the day of your trip, 50% of your deposit will be refunded to your credit, and the other 50% retained by Alpine Rafting. We also have a $5 Per Person Cancellation Insurance that you can purchase upon checkout that waives the 72 hour cancellation period. Have more questions? Check our our Frequently Asked Questions Page

Please check in at the Alpine Office
101 Golden Donald Upper Rd, Golden, BC V0A, Canada
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