Athabasca Falls Statistics

Difficulty

Easy

Elevation gain

1,177 meters

What are the activities at Athabasca Falls ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Athabasca Falls?

Athabasca Falls is a waterfall in Jasper National Park on the upper Athabasca River, approximately 30 kilometres south of the townsite of Jasper, Alberta, Canada, and just west of the Icefields Parkway. A powerful, picturesque waterfall, Athabasca Falls is not known so much for the height of the falls (23 metres), as it is known for its force due to the large quantity of water falling into the gorge. Even on a cold morning in the fall, when river levels tend to be at their lowest, copious amounts of water flow over the falls. The river 'falls' over a layer of hard quartzite and through the softer limestone below carving the short gorge and a number of potholes. The falls can be safely viewed and photographed from various viewing platforms and walking trails around the falls. Access is from the nearby parking lot, which leads off Highway 93A just northeast of the falls. Highway 93A takes off from the nearby Icefields Parkway, and crosses the falls on the way north to the town of Jasper. White water rafting often starts below the falls to travel downstream on the Athabasca River to Jasper. It is a Class 5 waterfall, with a drop of 80 ft (24 m) and a width of 60 ft (18 m).

The Athabasca Falls are located in Alberta, Canada and are a part of the Athabasca River. The falls are approximately 82 feet high and produce a large amount of mist and spray. They are a popular tourist destination and are easily accessible from the highway.



What are the services on site?

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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
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Coordinates
52.664437 -117.8837673

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Starting Point

The Athabasca Falls are located in Jasper National Park, Alberta. The easiest way to get there is to drive from Edmonton, Alberta. Take Highway 16 west to Jasper and then follow the signs to the falls.

Why visit Athabasca Falls

The Athabasca Falls are located in Alberta, Canada and are a popular tourist destination. The falls are formed by the Athabasca River as it plunges over a cliff and into the canyon below. The falls are approximately 100 feet high and can be viewed from a number of vantage points. The area around the falls is also home to a number of hiking trails and picnic areas.

Is Athabasca Falls in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

Athabasca Falls is a great place for the whole family. There are many activities to do such as hiking, fishing, and sightseeing.

Things not to be missed

The Athabasca Falls are a must-see when visiting Alberta. The falls are located in Jasper National Park and are easily accessible from the park's main road. There are a number of great hiking trails that lead to the falls, as well as ample viewpoints where visitors can take in the impressive sight.

The Athabasca Falls are a must-see when visiting Alberta. The falls are located in Jasper National Park and are easily accessible from the park's main road. There are a number of great activities near the falls, including hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing.

Where to eat?

1. The Athabasca Falls Chalet - This restaurant is located in a beautiful chalet overlooking the Athabasca Falls. They serve a variety of Canadian cuisine including Alberta beef, elk, and bison.

2. The Icefields Parkway Chalet - This restaurant is also located in a beautiful chalet, this time overlooking the Icefields Parkway. They serve a variety of Canadian and international cuisine, including bison, elk, and salmon.

3. The Columbia Icefield Restaurant - This restaurant is located at the Columbia Icefield and serves a variety of Canadian and international cuisine, including elk, bison, and salmon.

4. The Jasper Park Lodge Dining Room - This restaurant is located in Jasper National Park and serves a variety of Canadian cuisine, including Alberta beef, elk, and bison.

5. The Sawridge Inn Dining Room - This restaurant is located in the town of Jasper and serves a variety of Canadian cuisine, including Alberta beef, elk, and bison.




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Athabasca Falls ?

Easy

What is the elevation of Athabasca Falls?

1176.70 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No


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