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Rafting on the Upper Red Deer River

Fun and adventure for the whole family!

Business History & Profile

Otter Rafting Adventures has been operating for more than 30 years by the same owner, on the Upper Red Deer River. When it comes to experience – we have it!! We operate a safe, efficient, customer and environmentally friendly business. Our Rafting Center is the perfect place to start your day in comfort. Rafting the Upper Red Deer River, we have helped make it one of the most popular rivers for white water rafting Alberta has to offer and is considered second best in all of Canada for a fun white water trip! The Upper Red Deer River is a class 3 river which offers adventure with a wide variety of white water rapids that will constantly challenge and thrill you with just how much fun whitewater rafting really is. Whitewater rafting is something that nearly everyone should consider doing at least once in their life. We hear about the bucket list all the time!

Safety

Our guides are extensively trained in river and people skills and hold certificates in:

  • Swift Water Rescue
  • First Aid
  • CPR

Our equipment is of the highest quality and well maintained. Otter Rafting Adventures uses only whitewater rated equipment. It is perfectly designed for the conditions in which it is used. The safety equipment we use is rated for persons weighing 22 kg (50 lbs.) or more and 42 kg (90 lbs.) or more.

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All river running equipment including certified guides, whitewater life jackets, paddling jackets, helmets,  shuttle service; and full-day trip also includes a hot riverside lunch.

Our trips run everyday from May 15 to September 15, rain or shine! If you have a special outing in mind for your group, we can put together a package for you. Group rates are available with pricing for mid-week trips.

Accommodations

If desired, hotel and motel accommodations as well as camping, R.V. parks and B&B’s are readily available in the area.

Location

The Rafting center is located in Sundre, Alberta. Centrally located north west of Calgary, we have easy access to Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton. Being located on Hwy 22/Hwy 27 we offer the closest rafting to Central Alberta and surprisingly also to Edmonton. From our Rafting Center we provide a shuttle service into the foothills which saves you the inconvenience of driving on remote, back country, gravel roads.

Responsibility

Each participant accepts all risks involved in rafting. Neither Otter Rafting Adventures, or its owners, or personnel will be responsible for any damages, injuries, losses, delays or expenses, whether to person or to property, due to any cause whatsoever. A signed liability release will be required of every participant at the start of the trip acknowledging the risks. We reserve the right to alter the itinerary or to cancel a trip in the event of inhospitable conditions or insufficient bookings.

 

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In Otter Words

Throwback Thursday Aug 20

Someday this rafting season will be a throwback, too. It is good time to say thank you to the rafting staff of Otter Rafting for a fun and satisfying rafting season. We never knew where the river water was going to come from this year but it has floated us through the whole season. Many […]

Throwback Thursday Aug 13

Back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s early each spring we looked forward to our rafting trip with a teacher by the name of Andy and his students. For many years he would bring out some of his students for a day of rafting as part of a school activity. The students generally were […]