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Explore Jasper National Park's Athabasca Falls All Year Long

Discover one of the most popular and scenic locations in Jasper National Park.

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If you have the chance to head to Jasper National Park this winter, you can explore this gorgeous canyon and water fall in solitude - the icy blue river and frozen falls are an amazing sight.

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

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 ). 

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

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.

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

Photo: Jonathan Sinclair

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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