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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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  • Can get a little busy but a nice waterfall with some good viewpoints, pick the right time of day for the best light  more »
  • We stopped when we were on their way to Jasper and we thought it was definitely worth it! You can walk around such a 20-30 minutes for the different viewpoints. Of course also depends on how long you remain somewhere watching. We have some stand watching the force with which the water to legs chatted. It is a waterfall that is not super touristy is so you can be there comfortably walk around and admire nature.
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  • Getting to the falls was easy. What wasn't easy was trying to get onto the walkways for a picture. There were so many people. It was right in August when we went to the falls so that is to be expected...  more »

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