We’ve compiled a list of most commonly asked questions below to better help answer all your Alberta rafting questions. Please contact us with any other questions you may have.
Is whitewater rafting safe?
Yes, whitewater rafting is safe at Mukwah Rafting Tours. A certified whitewater rafting guide leads all Mukwah Rafting Tour trips in Alberta. All guides are also certified in First Aid, CPR and Swiftwater Rescue, and have achieved the highest accreditation possible in leading whitewater tours. Mukwah Rafting Tour’s guides are highly trained and always in control of the boat no matter what type of waters you decide to explore. For more details on rafting safety, read Four White Water Rafting Myths & Misconceptions.
Can I go whitewater rafting if I can’t swim?
Yes, hundreds of non-swimmers join us in whitewater rafting each year. We cover all safety precautions before we head out into the water. You are also required to wear a life persevere vest. If you are concerned for yourself or a friend, seats towards the back, closer to the tour guide are available which may provide more reassurance during your adventure! Contact us with any questions you may have.
Is whitewater rafting physically challenging?
Not all whitewater rafting experiences are the same. Depending on your physical fitness and if you have pre-existing problems, some waters at certain times of the year may be more physically demanding. However, Mukwah Rafting Tours offers a wide range of tours all throughout the season. There is a whitewater rafting adventure for everyone at Mulwah Rafting Tours. View our full list of packages to see what’s right for you and see Alberta as you’ve never seen before!
Are there any restrictions on whitewater rafting in Alberta?
At Mukwah Rafting Tours, we do have an age restriction. Ages 6 – 11 are recommended to participate after the spring runoff (when the waters are calmer). Ages 12 and up can participate in all packages. There are no weight restrictions for whitewater rafting. We offer a Sampler and The Full Jaunty as part of our School and Youth Group Rafting Packages.
How are the conditions different before and after the spring runoff?
As the snow starts to melt, water levels rise in the springtime. The water gushing down the Rockies creates an exhilarating experience when whitewater rafting through the rapids in Spring. As we progress into the season, the rapids tend to calm down relative to the springtime. These changing conditions allow for beginners and experienced rafters to enjoy the rocky mountains at their own pace.
Can I take my camera or GoPro whitewater rafting?
Yes, you can bring a camera – we suggest securing your camera to your body with a lanyard when whitewater rafting. Some visitors bring their phones, secured in a waterproof case. We have a saying, “Don’t bring anything you don’t want to lose”, however, we do have a few GoPro mounts on the helmets.
Are there any camping options available when rafting for more than one day?
Yes, our cabins and campsites are two of Mukwah’s best-kept secrets. Nestled in the foothills on the banks of the Panther River, our cabins and treed campsites make Mukwah the perfect place to kick back, relax, and escape from the hustle and bustle of your busy work week. Our Camp facilities include a sauna, hot showers, and fire pits. Tent sites are also available. As well as lodging, we also provide meals that cater to every social event. See our full range of camping options to customize your rafting trip.
Read 5 Reasons to Love Whitewater Rafting in Alberta and see why you should consider rafting with us for your next adventure out in the Rockies.