Athabasca Falls are a powerful sight. Located along the Icefields
Parkway, the falls boast twenty-three metres of powerful flowage from the Athabasca River. Athabasca falls is a short walk from a roadside turnoff, allowing for an interesting leg-stretcher of a walk. Flowing from the Athabasca glacier, the river is gradually cutting into it’s surroundings at the falls, which will eventually collapse over time. The high quantity of glacier silt is also a typical culprit.
To get to the falls, go south from Jasper about 30kms. At the Junction of Hwy 93A, follow the signage to the falls parking lot. If coming from Lake Louise, it’s a modest 200kms from the Transcanada highway and the southern entrance to the Icefields Parkway.