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Athabasca Falls

Jasper, Alberta

based on 11 reviews



0.44 miles

Elevation Gain

33 ft

Route Type



Added by Jonathan Sinclair

Explore one of the most popular and scenic locations in Jasper National Park, Athabasca Falls. If you have the chance to head here in the winter, you can explore it in solitude - the icy blue river and frozen falls are an amazing sight.

Athabasca Falls is not the biggest waterfall in the area but it is one of the most powerful when it's at full flow and attracts many visitors in the peak visiting months (late spring-early fall). In the winter, however, it's a quiet place to pull off of the Icefields Parkway and explore a bit. It's a very short walk from the parking lot and there are bathrooms, picnic tables, and plenty of vantage points with great views.

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Athabasca Falls Reviews

Weather wasn't the greatest when I visited, but still super cool. The waterfall is powerful and spectacular, but I think I like the little gorge just below the waterfall the best at this spot.

Wicked scenery, amazing powerful falls. We love these falls because you can climb around and get a little risky getting close to the falls. Worth visiting during your stay in Jasper!

Not my kind of hike - beautiful to drive by

This was an amazing view. A must see for any visitors of Alberta, Can

This area is breathtaking! Make sure to hike past the falls over to the canyon across the way and down to the bright blue lake at the bottom. We went early in the morning and there weren't any crowds.

A super easy detour if you're making the trek from Jasper to Banff. If you're there before 9, you'll beat the tours. We went around sunset (In mid-June), and had the place to ourselves.

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