Park at the Athabasca
Falls parking lot on highway 93A approximately 30kms south of Jasper in
Jasper National Park.
The waterfall is 23m
is a very popular tourist attraction
crowded during the summer months. To
avoid the crowds I would suggest
arriving at the parking lot early
morning or early evening. There are
several safe lookouts located near
and across the other side of the
falls. Do not leave the designated
paths or climb over the guard rails.
Several individuals have
underestimated just how slippery the
rock ledges are here and have fallen to their
deaths, many while trying to take
that perfect picture. The paved trail leads
across a wide bridge to numerous
lookouts on the south side of the
falls. It also
leads down several steps towards
the bottom of the falls where you
can see earlier erosion of past
waterfalls and the Athabasca River.
Local campgrounds include
Whistlers. There are several hiking trails,
Miette Hot Springs,
Punch Bowl Falls,
located in this area.
You are in bear country.