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Athabasca Falls

Hwy 93, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
780-852-6176
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Jasper
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Description: A spectacular waterfall in Jasper National Park.
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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Good for a quick stop. 15 minute viewing of falls so close to the road. Big parking lot. Buses will be there about 8.30 so leave Jasper before 8 to be ahead of the crowds

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Troy, Michigan
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34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We & our kids enjoyed being able to see & feel the falls as well as explore around the area. It was beautiful. FYI though, this is not stroller or wheel chair friendly.

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Westminster
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Not just another falls, very impressive to see and hike around. Wish we had more time to do the trail down to lower view. Saddest part was seeing memorials to young people who didn't stay on trail, and were lost down the falls. Watch the kiddos! And hope you don't mind using park pit toilets

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The falls are beautiful and very easily accessed. The walkways allow visitors to experience the falls (and their power) from several different vantage points. Very cool.

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Montrose, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

By all means, this is worth the time to pull over and explore. We walked the entire boardwalk and were blown away by the volume of water and forces created. The mist in the air made for fantastic photographs. Highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

These falls are close to the highway and so are worth a stop off during your drive up or down the Icefield Parkway. We spent 35 minutes here, walking to see the falls from the different angles possible, and taking pictures but you could have easily spent longer as we were very quick. Whilst we saw many different falls on... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The falls are easy to access, which accounts for its suffocating crowds. I guess I would rather hike to a less crowded waterfall. Otherwise, it is one amazing, majestic sight as the river cascades lower.

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Hermiston, Oregon, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must see stop. Its not a long walk at all and well worth it if it was. It shows the awesome power of God and his creation.

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Hod Hasharon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Athabasca falls is certainly a MUST while visiting Jasper National Park. the main falls are close to the road, but if you wish to enjoy the full experience, take the short well-maintained trail to the bottom of the little canyon, where the falls open up into the river. The sheer power of the water thundering down the falls is very... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A very short walk from the car park to a stunning set of waterfalls and a great example of the forces of nature at work as cuts through a deep canyon to the floor below

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