Otter Rafting



Group of people rafting on the Upper Red Deer River

Fun 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 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!


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.


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


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.


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 July 23

One year in the early 1990s we had a rafting season where the sun shined about fifteen days of the whole 4 months. There was endless days of drab sky, rain and some incredible lightning storms. But was the river ever high for the whole season! This year being a dry year our average flow […]

Throwback Thursday July 16

Over the years many rafting trips have been planned and nearly all go as you expect. But you have to be ready to come up with a viable solution for those few unexpected situations. Typically, everything goes well. Guides and people show. The Alberta weather is sunny and the skies are clear. We check the […]

Throwback Thursday July 9

While rafting west of Sundre we have encountered a lot of wildlife and been in many different situations over the years. A lot of them were learning opportunities. From the safety of our car we have viewed wildlife as we travel down the highways. It is like the glass has become some kind of viewing […]