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Athabasca Falls, Jasper
Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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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The falls are a must. Stunning scenery. Water falls thundering hundreds of feet to the river below. Well maintained walking tracks and stairs. Park notes regarding the history and creation of the fall... read more »
Great little place to go. Parking is close by so you don't have to walk very far. Worth the 15 minute pit stop for sure!
Arrive really, really early. We got there before the first tourist bus arrived and had the place to ourselves. It is an incredible sight and amazing to see. I'm so glad I got myself out of bed to be t... read more »
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.
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
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.
An absolutely beautiful place to visit along the icefields parkway. Easy walking paths allow you to see both sides of the falls. The beauty of the water with the towering mountins in the background is truly enjoyable! An easy stop that you might spent half an hour at, or pack a lunch and stay longer.
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