Upper Red Deer River Rafting Adventures

Half + Full Day Summer Tour
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Head out to the Sundre area for a day of fun on the water. Raft the exciting upper Red Deer River, running the rapids in a soaking experience or plan a leisurely float tour suitable for the whole family.

All the tours head out on the water at the same time, making it an easy option for groups looking for different experiences. After your adventure you'll be taken back to camp to enjoy the hot tub, sauna, fire pit and optional BBQ dinner.

Your Adventure


  • Experience some of the best whitewater rafting in Alberta.
  • Explore the foothills of the Rockies on the Red Deer River.

Perfect for: Anybody looking for a fun day on the water in Central Alberta.

This day trip is open to all ability levels, whether you are a beginner and or an expert. No paddling or swimming experience required. The 1.5 hours option is open to those 4 years old and older. Kids 6 to 11 are welcome on the other tours outside of spring runoff.

This tour is owned and operated by Mukwah Rafting Tours.

Tour Overview

  • Activity: Whitewater rafting
  • Difficulty: Easy to challenging
  • Duration: 1.5 hours to 4.5 hours
  • Departure: Sundre

Available daily from May to late Labour Day.

Tour Options

The Full Jaunty

A full day (4½ hrs) on the Red Deer River running several classes of rapids, where every 'hit' in the waves is a soaking experience.

Add the Double Ledge and the Highlights - more rapids with a big double drop!

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The Sampler

Get a taste of the Red Deer River on this 2.5 hours tour. Same soaking fun as you raft a shorter section of the river.

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Upper Red Deer River Float

A relaxing 1.5 hour float down the mighty Red Deer, ideal for families or days where you'd rather spend time taking in the scenery.

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2019 Rates

Per person: Adult / Child

  • The Full Jaunty: $129 / $109
  • The Sampler: $106 / $86
  • The Float Tour: $50 / $40
Add-ons (per person)
  • BBQ Steak Dinner: $30
  • BBQ Hot Dog / Hamburger: $15
  • Double Ledge & Highlights Extra Rafting: $40

Includes wetsuit, helmet, Transport Canada approved life jacket, paddling jacket, professional guides and hot lunch.

Please note that this is not a private tour.

The Details

Where to Meet

Check-in with Mukwah Rafting Tours at their base camp located in west of Sundre. Get Directions >

Departure Time and Itinerary

10:30 am - Arrive at the base camp and check-in.

11:00 am  - Lunch is served and waivers are signed.

11:45 am - Get your rafting gear and learn how to use it.

12:00 pm - Safety briefing.

12:30 pm - Head out on the water.

You will be transported back to the base camp by bus at the end of the trip.

What to Bring

Required Items

  • Sweater
  • Bathing suit or shorts
  • Towel and extra clothing

Recommended Items

  • Waterproof camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Bandana, or cap to keep you warm
  • Your favourite refreshment (no glass containers permitted in raft - no alcohol permitted before or during the activity)

What's Included

This tour is provided by Mukwah Rafting Tours and includes:

  • Wetsuit, wet boots and gloves
  • Government certified life-jackets
  • Helmet
  • Professional guides
  • Paddling jackets & fleece
  • Hearty hot lunch

What's Not Included

  • Souvenir photos, transportation to the base, dinner, lodging or any other special requests.

Weather Cancellations

This tour runs rain or shine. In the event of unsafe conditions the operator may cancel the tour. You will be provided with an alternate date, no refunds are provided.

Terms and Conditions

Advance Booking

This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure and requires a minimum of 2 guests per booking. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last minute booking or single guests.

Cancellation Policy

All bookings for this adventure are non-refundable.


Waivers are required for all participants and will need to be signed at the Mukwah Rafting Tours base prior to your tour.
Please review our complete terms & conditions prior to booking.

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This tour requires 2 days advance notice to book online. Looking for something sooner? Give us a call  at 403 986-6190.

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