Athabasca Falls, Jasper National Park

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Must see · Waterfall · Nature / Park
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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  • The falls were mostly frozen but still worth visiting. I will defiantly be back in the summer to see. Very icy all around so wearing ice cleats would be wise.  more »
  • We have visited the Athabasca Falls in April, July and November and they have been stunning every time. A quick walk from the parking lot will get you to the first view of the falls. It is not...  more »
  • Athabasca Falls is one of a must-see sights on the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park. It is easily accessible from the parking lot along Hwy 93A. We visited in August 2019 and did not have any problem finding a parking spot. The trail leading to the falls and the bridge over the falls make it very easy to enjoy this spectacular natural wonder.
  • Top attraction when going to Jasper. Majestic falls, stunning mountains. Worth visiting in the winter and the summer. Can get very busy with tourists and your buses, but there are lots of places you can wander to escape from the crowds. Parking can get a little tight, so go there early in the morning or later in the evening to avoided the biggest of the crowds

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