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Athabasca Falls

Hwy 93, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
780-852-6176
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Jasper
Type: Waterfalls
Description: A spectacular waterfall in Jasper National Park.
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Athabasca falls are one of the gems along the icefield parkway from Jasper to Banff. Very easy walk from the parking lot to the falls and viewpoints just on the edge of the falls. Beware of some water puddles and spraying. Our 7 years old really enjoyed and it was also an excellent photo op.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were here while there was still snow on the ground. While we had a decent time, and enjoyed the walk, I don't recommend going in the winter, especially if you have mobility issues, as the stairs are not cleared and are quite slippery. We ended up going down the stairs and then at the other side climbing up the... More

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Jasper, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Thunderous waterfall with easy access for the mobility challenged. Do NOT get close to the edge though! In addition to the "rush" from being close to this much water moving this fast, you may even see the resident black bear with cubs!

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Me and my two friends stopped at Athabasca Falls on our way from skiing at Marmot Basin. It was at the end of winter, so all the other attractions along the way to Lake Louis were closed. Athabasca Falls were the only accessible through the snow and it was definitely worth stopping by. They were all frozen and it was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you travel by car from Jasper, there's an alternative and interesting drive to the main Icefields Highway - turn right about 10km south of Jasper onto route 93A and have a relaxed and interesting drive. the road ends at the Falls, where it rejoins the Icefields Highway. The falls, although not especially high, are spectacular and the National Park... More

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

A must see while travelling. A great excuse to stop and stretch your legs and see some pretty special falls and learn some history along the way

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We love Jasper area and make it a regular stop every year. Been coming to the falls ever since I was young. Now I bring my children. Can't wait until this year

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The trembling waters cutting through the mountain is amazing. Completely in awe at the sheer beauty!

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Tawatinaw, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you're in the Jasper area in the winter, take the short 20 minute drive (not including stopping for photos of a lot of wildlife!) to the Athabasca Falls. They truly are stunning when they're frozen. When we were there in February, the river and falls were almost completely frozen solid. There was still a bit of water running, but... More

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Grande Prairie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I love Athabasca Falls! It doesn't matter how many times I see them, I am still awed by their sheer power and beauty. I've stopped here in winter as well and the silence and stillness of these massive falls is equally impressive in winter.

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