Voyage into New Depths with Rocky Mountain Canyoning and Maligne Adventures

September 17, 2015
by Tourism Jasper

A thrilling new mountain experience is now available in Jasper, the base of adventure. Those who seek all things extreme now have the chance to delve into Jasper’s steep-walled gorges, deep mountain valleys, and rushing canyon waterfalls with new tours operated by Rocky Mountain Canyoning Ltd.
 
Following their ticket purchase at the Maligne Adventures office, daring adventurers can expect to don wet suits and descend by rappel into some of Jasper’s most scenic canyons. The first experience of its kind in Jasper, the tour includes all necessary equipment as well as transport from downtown Jasper to further reaches of the park. Moderate fitness is recommended. See below for full details:
 
CANYONING 101
Canyoning is the art of descending into mountain gorges and valleys while using ropes for control and safety. Imagine descending down waterfalls, floating along streams, or following a water-carved course through century-old rock. Traveling through canyons can include jumping, walking, scrambling, sliding, wading and many other means to traverse this unique and spectacular landscape. View a video of the experience here.
 
TOUR DETAILS
Two Valley Canyon (4-5 hours)
This tour begins with a short 15 minute trek uphill to "The Gates of the Canyon", where the adventure truly begins. This trip is all about being in the water; participants should be prepared to walk over wet rocks, navigate slippery surfaces, and rappel from heights of up to 15 meters.
 
Morrow Canyon (6 hours)
Those taking part in this introductory adventure will embark on a moderate approach hike of approximately 1.5 hours. This normally “dry” canyon does feature numerous pools up to mid shin deep. A unique option for a family outing, this experience features incredible vistas and multiple “drops” and rappels (up to 15 metres).
 
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Priced at $169, the Two Valley Canyon tour departs Daily at 9:30 am from the Maligne Lake office in Jasper and will continue through to October 11. Departures for Morrow Canyon will be offered next spring, with pricing listed at $249. Please visit the Rocky Mountain Canyoning Facebook page and maligneadventures.com for more information.
 
About Tourism Jasper
Tourism Jasper is the official marketing organization of Jasper and Jasper National Park, Canada’s base of adventure. As the keepers of the Jasper brand, our role is to present Jasper as it really is: an awe-inspiring and authentic Rocky Mountain destination – the entry point to Canada’s most epic adventures. It is from here that the greatest personal expeditions begin; where explorers and wanderers from around the world collect to enjoy the activities, accommodations, restaurants, and businesses of the town of Jasper, before taking on the real Canadian Rockies of Jasper National Park.
 
Media Resources
• Images and releases available at: http://media.jasper.travel
• Look for hashtag: #MyJasper
 
Media Contacts
April Henry
Marketing & Communications Specialist
E: April@JasperCanadianRockies.com
D: 780.820.2129

Nancy Gordy
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
E: Nancy@JasperCanadianRockies.com
D: 780.820.2151         

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