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  • Address: Highway 93A, Jasper National Park
  • Admission: Adults: $9.80; Children: $4.90

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Athabasca Falls

Proving that it’s force and not size that matters, Athabasca Falls is a mere 75.5 foot (23 m) tall waterfall in Jasper National Park on the upper Athabasca River just west of the Icefields Parkway. The largest waterfall by volume in Jasper National Park, water cascades over the falls almost constantly, even on cold mornings when river levels are at their lowest. 

Thundering through a narrow gorge, Athabasca Falls has both smoothed the rock walls it travels past and potholed them with the sand and rock it carries. It’s easy to admire Athabasca Falls from various viewing platforms and walking trails around the falls. Considered a Class 5 waterfall, Athabasca has a drop of 80 ft (24 m) and a width of 60 ft (18m).

Practical Info

Athabasca Falls is located approximately 18.6 miles (30 km) south of Jasper; park at the Athabasca Falls parking lot on Highway 93A. There are several lookouts and a paved trail that leads to other lookouts, but be sure to stay on the path and inside of the railing as the rocks can be extremely slippery—several people have fallen to their deaths. 

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Rocky Mountains Tour: Calgary to Jasper

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Travel from Calgary to Jasper on this one-way Canadian Rockies day trip by coach, ideal for photographers, outdoor enthusiasts and casual sightseers alike. ...  Read more

Location: Calgary, concludes Jasper, Canada
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $238.03

Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Be captivated by the Columbia Icefields view Glacier-fed rivers and streams, majestic peaks, peaceful lakes and broad-reaching valleys combine to create not ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $161.99

Athabasca Family Rafting Adventure: Class II Plus Rapids

Starting at the base of Athabasca Falls and plunging through numerous rapids surrounded by high canyon walls, this 3.5 hour whitewater adventure is ideal for ...  Read more

Location: Jasper, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $70.63

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