Favorite thing: At different locations around the ATHABASCA FALLS there are many viewing areas, each with a different perspective and angle. Of course we tried them all and they were all equally breathtaking. The thunderous roar of the mighty falls just blows you away.
Favorite thing: Saturday morning, June 7, Hans and I headed south from Jasper along Highway 93. We stopped at this scenic view of ATHABASCA PASS, elevation1748 metres. It sure was a breathtaking sight and it was just the beginning of many wondrous things we would see in Jasper National Park.
Favorite thing: For thousands of years, the powerful Athabaska River has been carving a narrow gorge through the Rocky Mountains. Where the river empties out over the cliff 32 kilometres south of Jasper townsite, ATHABASCA FALLS are a breathtaking sight with jagged cliff overhangs and brilliant flashes of spray. The Falls are a must-see in Jasper.
Favorite thing: Running along the Icefield Parkway, the ATHABASCA RIVER is funnelled into a narrow canyon cut in hard, quartz-rich sandstone rock. Views along the river are magnificent and you can hear the thunderous roar of the Athabasca Falls.
Favorite thing: Sunwapta Falls was located 55 km south of Jasper on Icefield Parkway. It's a popular photo stop because it's easily accessible, only a short, paved hike from parking lot. But there were so many impressive waterfalls and canyons in the Rockies that, when I returned home and reviewed my photos of Sunwapta Falls, I had to think real hard to remember which one it was. Sorry.
Favorite thing: Athabasca Falls is located 30 km south of Jasper townsite on Highway #93 (Icefield Parkway). It has paved walkways, bridges, and platforms that visitors can enjoy and photograph the falls and canyons from different angles. I choose not to put it in "must see" section because there are many impressive waterfalls and canyons in the Rockies. This one is not the tallest, steepest, or the strongest. But it's a very popular photo stop especially for tour buses.