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Athabasca Falls, Jasper
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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. A visit to Athabasca Falls represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Jasper tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Been 35 years since visited last. Wonderful view, able to appreciate the power of water/nature. Kids enjoyed the walk and the different view points 
  • Well worth a visit. Signposted from the road. Free parking. Takes around an hour overall. Powerful waterfall. Nice scenery. 
  • Nice to be able to view the waterfall from different points. Near the waterfall and felt you saw the real power of the water. Beautiful colors, not least at the tranquil lake at the end of the trail. Definitely worth it! Despite the hustle and bustle of all Japanese.
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  • Second best falls on the Icefield highway. I liked Tangle Creek as number one, but that's just me. Many photo opportunities. Lots of people everywhere.
  • It is a pretty decent falls, very nice and you can get quite close to the water. The paths and viewing points are nicely maintained. It is a place to visit for sure if you are on the Icefields Parkway
  • The biggest waterfall within Jasper national park. Impessively you can watch the water melt from icefield can form suck a big river and fall. It may gradually downgrades bacause the icefield is disappearing.
  • Beautiful falls. Easy path to see the falls. There are some stairs, but not more than 5 or so at a time. The path is paved but has uneven parts with rocks jutting out. Path goes over the falls and then across to the other side. Longer path available if you are so inclined. Good parking will spots for rvs. Not far off the main highway. Bathrooms.
  • Athabasca Falls is one of the places we always go to every time we go to Jasper. The falls are just amazing and the viewpoints, on the far side especially, let you get right into the mist. The kids love the path down to the bottom of the falls where they spend hours skipping rocks in the river and trying to build the best inukshuk.