Explore Athabasca Falls

0.6 miles  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Jonathan Sinclair

Explore one of the most popular and scenic locations in Jasper National Park. If you have the chance to head here in the winter, you can explore it in solitude - the icy blue river and frozen falls are an amazing sight.

Athabasca Falls is not the biggest waterfall in the area but it is one of the most powerful when it's at a full flow and attracts many visitors in the peak visiting months (late spring - early fall). In the winter, however, it's a quiet place to pull off of the Icefields Parkway and explore a bit. It's a very short walk from the parking lot and there are bathrooms, picnic tables, and plenty of vantage points with great views.

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Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Waterfall

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ūü•ą Contributor

over 3 years ago

Easy Icefields Parkway stop

A super easy detour if you're making the trek from Jasper to Banff. If you're there before 9, you'll beat the tours. We went around sunset (In mid-June), and had the place to ourselves.

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ūü•áTop Contributor

over 3 years ago

Extremely Beautiful

We visited the falls in the winter and it was still very busy. It's worth seeing and it's a very short trail from the parking lot. Everything is sectioned off so it comes across as very touristy, but nevertheless it is extremely beautiful to see firsthand

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about 4 years ago

Busy but beautiful

This is an incredible place to visit year round. It can be busy with other photographers most of the summer but the crowds start to thin out in the fall.

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