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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  • My wife and I have been here numerous times over the years. Seeing it in the winter adds a new and very enjoyable dimension. Well worth the 20 min drive from Jasper.  more »
  • I absolutely enjoyed this adventure and so did my puppy! Not only did we enjoy the water falls, the trails but the stair case was so so beautiful! There’s a nice shop there for food and gifts as...  more »
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  • 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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