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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  • In the middle of the mountain panorama lies a lake at the end of which the water masses fall with huge noise into various rock swells.
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  • The roaring falls and a little snow paired with the mountains in the background. Its postcard scenery for sure. Easy to find. Decent terrain. Get out and get some exercise and see some beautiful river...  more »
  • Beautifully maintained. Walking areas have been created around the falls so that you can view them without intererring with the natural environs - so well done! The falls themselves were truly breatht...  more »
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  • This place is a bit crowded. The falls is amazing. Love the rock formations. Well maintained place. No entrance fee at all You cam enjoy the views and walk around the trails. Highly recommended.
  • Great for people not up for a hike to visit a roaring waterfall. Expect crowds. There's a a walk to more serene scenery.
  • Magnificent scenery, beautiful waterfall! Large parking lot and easy access right off highway 93, a must visit if you are in Jasper area.
  • Tourists place God for the photography &nice natural view you also enjoy god gifted water fall
  • Beautiful, even in the rain! The path is wide and easy to access for all of the different viewpoints. Perfect stop on a rainy day when the rest of the pull offs are hidden in clouds. Parking is tight, but an easy walk to the trail.
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