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Athabasca Falls

Address: Hwy 93, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
Phone Number: 780-852-6176
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Rocky Mountains Tour: Calgary to Jasper
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Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Jasper
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A spectacular waterfall in Jasper National Park.
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A spectacular waterfall in Jasper National Park.
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

It is approx 40 km from Jasper town site, travelling south on the road to Lake Louise.. The roads were clear and no ice or snow. The turnoff is well marked and the walk to the falls doesn't take very long. It was icy in spots so be careful . The walk to the falls is beautiful even in the... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place. We stopped in at the falls while in the Jasper area skiing at Marmot Basin. There was a lot of ice on the pathways, but with care we were able to get around to all the viewpoints. The falls looked really nice in the winter ice. Definitely worth the visit.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to stop for a picnic and to gaze in amazement at what nature can do. Inspiring to just sit and watch for a while.

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stunning water falls in Jasper! See the power of mountain water flowing through huge rocks and crevices! Enjoy the beautiful scenery of mountains, trees and breathe in the fresh mountain AIR!!!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The falls were spectacular... viewing from above (near-level short walk from parking) and below using many stairs. Directly off highway. No charges. No food, etc.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We always stop at the fall. It's never the same. Don't drive by! Bring something to eat and drink, but clean up after yourself. You are in bear country Same for pets and kids! Keep an eye on them!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Amazing viewing platform and great information posted around thefalls it is a must see on the way into jjasper

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We saw it after the ice had melted so it was in full glory. Worth going to see but you need to walk down there to appreciate them. Mix with the Maligne Canyon walk

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Well signposted off Highway 93, and a short walk from the car park. Although the drop is not big by waterfall standards (23m drop), it is the amount of water that is forced into a narrow gap that makes for a spectacle of sight and sound.

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Wilmington NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Beautiful falls. Shouldn't miss it because it is very close to Parkway, and a very short and easy trail hike. Nothing strenuous.

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