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.
Tours To Athabasca Falls
Columbia Icefield Tour including the Glacier Skywalk from Jasper BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $188
Duration: 7 hours 15 minutes
Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $122
Duration: 3 hours
Jasper to Banff One-Way Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $215
Duration: 10 hours
Athabasca Falls Reviews
I knew it would be beautiful but I was blown away. I expected it to be busy (Lake Louise busy) but it wasn't anything like that. We had no problem finding good spots to take pictures without other... more »
I absolutely loved visiting Atthabasca falls in January. It was a warm sunny day and we spent close to two hours exploring the falls, connected canyons and the trails along the river. The falls it... 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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