JASPER, Alta. — Thrill-seekers who don't mind getting wet have a new option in Jasper National Park.
Rocky Mountain Canyoning, a small Jasper-based company, is planning to take groups on adventures that involve rappelling through canyon waterfalls this summer.
It launched the outings in Two Valley Canyon in the park's Maligne Valley last year.
For 2016, the company is adding full-day trips to two other sites — Morrow Canyon, 30 minutes east of Jasper, and Ogre Canyon, on the park's eastern boundary, co-owner Trevor Lescard said.
The company provides the necessary equipment, including wetsuits which must be worn on most of the excursions.
"Canyoning is the art of descending steep walled gorges and deep mountain valleys using ropes to control your movements," Rocky Mountain Canyoning says on its website.
The adventures, priced from $169 to $279, include "jumping, walking, scrambling, sliding, wading."
Also overcoming fear, according to Tourism Jasper, which describes the canyons as "truly stunning territory."
Canyoning requires "a certain degree of fitness," but the challenge can be more mental than physical, the agency says.
The trips to Morrow and Ogre kick off July 1, and to Two Valley one month later.
For more information, visit www.canyoning.ca.