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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
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Type: Waterfalls
Description: A spectacular waterfall in Jasper National Park.
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The falls are a very short stroll from the parking lot, which makes them accessible for almost everyone. There are a few stairs, however, that I don't think you can get around. It doesn't take long to stop, and the falls are worth seeing, but be prepared for a crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

When you pull into the parking area at Athabasa Falls, it doesn't look like much. Just a shallow, r rippling river... but you can hear the roar of the water, and that draws you along to the walkway and on to the bridge crossing the raging, beautiful falls. There are many paths, signage bearing interesting facts about the area, a... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The trail is easy, not much elevation, people of all ages can do it easily. It has some stairs( sometimes slippery), so stroller carriers, think before you carry it. The igneous rocks have been cut by the falls water, and that looks great. It could take 1-2 hours easily if you do the entire loop.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

we stopped on route from Canmore to Jasper and the falls were well worth a visit. Beautiful scenery and not a difficult walk. although Sept still coach parties around so I am not sure how busy it would be in high season, but still worth visiting

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Cold Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Waterfalls and water in general is as hypnotic and tranquil as fire to us crazy human types so no wonder we all love seeing water come crashing thru rock channels and pooling up before dropping again. We walk through these trails and lose track of time as we're hypnotized as we stare at the raw beauty of water...showing rock whose... More

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is the second time seeing this and it was well worth a repeat visit. The scenery is magnificent

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It gets very crowded here so be prepared. Pretty little falls. Make sure you walk down to the water and see the canyon. It's a short steep walk, but you get a different perspective.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It is a beautiful sight for all the senses. A don't miss is the short trek through the lower end to a lake and lookout. Beautiful pictures. You could climb up and just take in the beauty of the Canadian Rockies

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Falls are very pretty adn the hike there and back is quite enjoyable. with some bends, curves, and switchbacks along the way.

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A must see on any trip around Jasper. Like elsewhere within the park, informative signs, well marked trails and routes.

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