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Athabasca Falls

Hwy 93, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada
780-852-6176
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Rocky Mountains Tour: Calgary to Jasper
95%
Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Jasper
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: A spectacular waterfall in Jasper National Park.
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
Owner description: A spectacular waterfall in Jasper National Park.
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

we went as part of a snow mobile safari and stopped off here as part of the whole day trip, which included breakfast and a superb buffet dinner at the end, with coffee served from a huge enameled pot - just like in the westerns on TV.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This thundering waterfall is amazing to see. Free to visit and just off the main Jasper-Banff road. Thousands of tonnes of water pouring through a narrow neck in the river. Worth a look!

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Spectacular waterfall viewing just off the Icefields Parkway, near Jasper. This small hiding trail is easily accessible for those who are not able to manage longer hikes. Definitely worth stopping and checking out.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

夏天來才是最好的觀賞時刻 春夏交接之際來的話會只看到半冰半水的瀑布... The best time to watch this falls is during summer time. awesome falls!

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Calgary
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

It a short walk to view the falls, however bring slip on cleats to put on your shoes as the path is quite icy.

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

These falls were pretty intense! There was a lot of water coming down over them, and the canyon it has created was quite pretty!

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Edmonton
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Important to see this. Spectacular and many nooks and crannies to explore. There is also a pleasant walk above the falls.

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Jasper, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I have been here many times and never get tired of it. Very popular place for tourists and tour buses so it can sometimes get a little crowded. Great location for photographs.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Athabasca Falls is just one stop on the Icefield Parkway. A winding road stretching from Banff to Jasper. An amazing route thru the glaciers where you can get up close with these natural wonders. Take a walk up on a glacier, dip you hand in a fresh glacier fed stream. Some of these streams, including the one of the Athabasca... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Athabasca Falls are definitely worth a stopover on the way to/from Jasper. It is amazing to see how the force of the water has carved thru solid rock to form the falls, and the canyon below. The trail is easy to negotiate and located not far from the car-park. It leads to various viewpoints and allows views from different... More 

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