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Athabasca Falls, Jasper

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Waterfall
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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  • Very beautiful falls with milky blue water from the glacier flower. Easy hiking trails and great photo opportunities.  more »
  • Easily accessible by car, you don't have long to walk to the waterfall. Do your gripons (spikes) as it was very icy and smooth on the hiking trails.
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  • The parking is ok. Thank god it had outhouses in the parking lot. At one end is the gift shop and food etc. The other end has the sign with the trail info to begin there. It doesn't matter which way y...  more »