Athabasca Canyon, River, Falls

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Falls


Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park is not the highest or widest waterfall in the Canadian Rockies, but the volume of the Athabasca River is what makes this waterfalls one of the most powerful in the Rocky Mountains. At the falls, the water pours over a layer of hard quartzite and cuts into the softer limestone beneath, carving intricate features, including potholes and a short canyon, and then continues to flow into the Athabasca River which provides a vital water source for millions of Canadian households and eventually drains into Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans!

Sitting at the junction of Highway 93 and 93A at the foot of Mount Kerkeslin, Athabasca Falls is one of the major tourist stops along the Icefields Parkway and is a very busy place in summer months. There is a wonderful picnic area with ten picnic tables, kitchen shelter and washrooms. The parking lot is huge, and sometimes people park their trailers and camp overnight.

The walking trail at Athasbaca Falls provides viewpoints from both sides of the waterfalls, including a bridge that spans the gorge. The trail continues through a series of colorful canyons to the river bank below where people often build inukshuk from rock piles.

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon downstream of Athabasca Falls

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon downstream of Athabasca Falls

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Falls is a great venue for wedding photography, engagement photo shoot, selfie portrait, and family group pictures!

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May 25, 2014: A couple in love at the falls.

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May 25, 2014: A couple in love at the falls.

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May 23, 2014: Athabasca Fall & Mount Kerkeslin

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May 23, 2014: Athabasca Canyon

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon Walk

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon Walk

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon Walk

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon Walk

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon Walk

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May 25, 2014: Graffiti on Athabasca Canyon wall

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon Walk

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon Walk

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon Walk

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon Walk

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Canyon Walk

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May 25, 2014: At the bottom of Athabasca Canyon Walk

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca river bank at the bottom of canyon.

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May 25, 2014: Inukshuk rock piles at the river bed, below the falls.

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May 25, 2014: Inukshuk rock piles

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May 25, 2014: Inukshuk rock piles

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Falls & Mount Kerkeslin

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May 25, 2014: Athabasca Falls

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May 23, 2014: Athabasca Falls

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May 23, 2014: Athabasca Falls & Mount Kerkeslin

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May 23, 2014: Athabasca Falls & Mount Kerkeslin

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May 23, 2014: Athabasca Falls & Mount Kerkeslin

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May 23, 2014: Athabasca Falls & Mount Kerkeslin


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