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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 National Park tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The recent rains fueled the falls. They were really going when we visited. Rangers shared info about a 12 point elk horn and a big horned sheep horn. They let us hold the horns to feel the weight. We ...  more »
  • Love Athabasca falls. Took my kids for the first time. Just the scenery is breathtaking. Kids were amazed  more »
  • One great vista after another. Water colors unrivaled with chasms, garges, and falls galore. Well worth a visit.  more »