Athabasca Falls Tours

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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Address: Highway 93A, Jasper National Park, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, Canada
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Admission: Adults: $9.80; Children: $4.90
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Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper

Take an outdoor-lover’s odyssey along Alberta’s famous Columbia Icefields Parkway, stopping to enjoy incredible scenery and a ride on the Athabasca glacier, during this 5.5-hour excursion from Jasper. Drive along this incredible roadway, set among two incredible national parks, admiring glacier-fed streams, iconic mountains and local wildlife as you go. Then make a stop for a ride aboard the all-terrain Ice Explorer on the surface of the Athabasca glacier. This Columbia Icefields excursion also includes admission to the Glacier Skywalk attraction, buffet lunch and round-trip transport from select hotels in Jasper.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Athabasca Canyon Run Family Rafting: Class II Plus Rapids

Paddle through the dramatic Athabasca Canyon on a half-day whitewater rafting adventure from Jasper that takes on fun, family-friendly Class 2+ rapids. You’ll put in at the base of Athabasca Falls, then paddle a 7.5-mile (12-km) stretch of river with a certified river guide. This 3.5-hour rafting excursion includes all equipment and transport from downtown Jasper, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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