Jasper Aquathon & Athabasca River Race (58th)

Location: Jasper, Alberta

Date: CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  - MIGHT BE POSTPONED IF POSSIBLE - STAY TUNED

(usually held May Long Weekend since 1962) 58th Annual

Camping Reservation required at WAPITI CAMPGROUND, Section RR (or close to it).

Saturday:

9:30-10:30 am Registration at Old Fort Point Bridge

11:00 am Athabasca River Race - float/snorkel/race down the river (including Becker's Rapids)!

12:00 pm BBQ Lunch

1:00pm Dive in for trash at Lac Beauvert or your choice any local Jasper lakes - Lake Annette, Horseshoe, etc.

Sunday:

10:15 - 10:30 am: Waivers if needed & dive briefings for dive events & activities at Lake Edith (sorry, no breakfast this year)

11:00 am: Safety Briefing & Start of several fun Dive events and activities at Lake Edith

12:00 pm -3:00 pm BBQ Lunch & dive events continue until 3 pm

5:30-7:00 pm BBQ Dinner at Wapiti Campground and Aquathon awards and presentations (BYOM-bring your own meat/veggie)

Cost: $20 each Diver, (member price)  Kids 15 & under eat free. Additional Adults: Add: $5 extra per meal,

Non Member: $30 each Diver

Please renew: AUC Membership:  AUC Membership Renewal: $20 per person/per year. 

 

Hosted By: Alberta Underwater Council

 

Sponsors: The Dive Outfitters, Ocean Sports, and JasperHotels.com

 

RSVP to: info@albertaunderwatercouncil.com

A full weekend of fun events for everyone - divers and non-divers!  Including on Saturday am, float down the Athabasca River in your wetsuit/drysuit, then after lunch, dive in for trash at Lac Beauvert. On Sunday, at Lake Edith, enjoy a variety of dive events in the lake.  Aquathon weekend culminates at the Prize Presentation & BBQ at Wapiti Campground Cook Shelter near section RR (watch for roadside dive flag signs). Enter all or pick & choose your multi-events to enter. Note - includes 2 meals (light lunch on Saturday, light lunch Sunday & BYOM BBQ (bring your own meat/veggies to BBQ) on Sunday prior to Aquathon awards & presentations. Includes Lake Cleanup Tees for those participating in your choice of Jasper lakes for a cleanup on Saturday afternoon.

 

50th Annual Jasper Aquathon was held in 2012.

Athabasca River Race - 2016

NOTE: Participation in all activities is AT YOUR OWN RISK. Athabasca River at Becker's Rapids can be challenging, but most of river is slow, all depends on current conditions including snow melt, recent rain & consequent river flow rates.

Costumes: Full costumes are no longer allowed during the River Race for safety reasons. Only hats, tshirts (over wetsuits), etc will be allowed.

Flotation aids are helpful for the River Race and recommended. Also must have mask/snorkel, wetsuit/drysuit, hood, gloves, boots, fins.

Saturday afternoon's Lake Cleanups at your choice of lake (Annette, Beauvert, etc), participants receive a free AUC Lake Cleanup T-Shirt!

Air fills are usually available at Jasper Fire Hall on Saturday 3:00-6:00 pm. Current price is $10 per tank, cash only, exact change appreciated.

Sunday's Dive events planned for Lake Edith at 10:15 am (note: cancelled Pancake Breakfast a few years past but added lunch) to be followed by Prize Presentations & BBQ (BYOM (bring your own meat/veggie), usually at Wapiti Campground, near Section RR).

Divers, Remember to Bring:
  • All your dive gear and tanks - BCD, regulators, drysuit/wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, weights, dive computer, hood, gloves

  • Other dive gear that you will find useful to bring: dive light, writing slate, compass

  • Your certification card and logbook 

  • Warm clothing, even if the sun is shining, be prepared for typical Alberta weather which could include rain, snow, and everything in between

  • Most events include food and water, but if you have allergies or dietary requirements, bring your own lunch or snack

  • Lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen

  • Small amount of cash for registration fees, raffle draws, airfills (if available)

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