Athabasca Falls, Jasper

Feel the power of nature at Athabasca Falls, a ferocious combination of sound and water with a picturesque mountain for its backdrop. An emblem of one of Canada's major national parks, the cascade is less known for its height than its force. Just 23 m (75 ft) high, the falls produce a heavy flow that cuts deeply into the surrounding limestone rocks, carving out deep channels and potholes. A series of interpretative signs explain their significance to the local ecosystems. Prepare for the short but rugged hike by wearing shoes suitable for slippery terrain. Use our Jasper National Park holiday maker to visit Athabasca Falls on your trip to Jasper National Park, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The way to reach them is fully accessible and very close to the parking lot, does not reach one kilometer. For my taste, too many people visit this point of the Park. Don't see them because it is worth, but if you are looking for a bit of peace, best Sunwapta Falls, especially Lower Sunwapta Falls.
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  • Easy to get to and enjoy the thunderous roar, take your time and walk all the way around. Colours are exceptional  more »
  • Wonderful opportunity to go see the falls in the off season! Had an opportunity to go up to Jasper and highly recommend doing it in Oct/Nov when you pretty much have the place to yourself. Views of th...  more »

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Where to stay in Jasper National Park

Scores of hotels, lodges, and guesthouses line the western edge of Jasper's main thoroughfare, Connaught Drive, although you might struggle to find more budget-friendly options. If you're willing to pay a higher price, you can immerse yourself in nature without sacrificing luxury by staying in a resort or mountain lodge within the national park itself. Reserve your accommodations advance, as lodgings can be hard to come by at the height of the season.
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