Athabasca Falls

Athabasca Falls Hiking Trail by Icefields Parkway Highway 93 in Summer - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 2, 2011: Athabasca Falls


Athabasca Falls is located next to Icefields Parkway Highway 93, approximately 30km south of Jasper townsite. The waterfalls is well known for its powerful force due to the large quantity of water falling into the gorge, even during autumn when the water flow level is the lowest. It is not known so much for its height (23 metres).

If time allowed, you may also want to hike down the Athabasca Canyon formed millions of years ago through erosion and carving of powerful Athabasca River Falls.

On a clear night, Athabasca Falls is one of the great locations for viewing Milky Way along Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park.

Mount Kerkeslin by Athabasca Falls Hiking Trail along Icefields Parkway Highway 93 in Summer - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 2, 2011: Mount Kerkeslin

Athabasca Falls and Mount Kerkeslin by Icefields Parkway Highway 93 in Summer - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 2, 2011: Athabasca Falls with Mount Kerkeslin in the background



Athabasca Falls and Mount Kerkeslin by Icefields Parkway Highway 93 in Summer - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 2, 2011: Athabasca Falls with Mount Kerkeslin in the background

Powerful Athabasca River Falls along Icefields Parkway Highway 93 in Summer - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

June 2, 2011: Very powerful

Athabasca Falls by Icefields Parkway Highway 93 in Summer Afternoon - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

June 2, 2011: Athabasca Falls in summer afternoon

Map

Exact location of trailhead (parking lot) for Athabasca Falls is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map) or check Icefields Parkway Travel Guide.


EXTERNAL LINK

3 thoughts on “Athabasca Falls

  1. The waterfall pictures are amazing! May I know what camera and lens you used to take these photos? Also, I’m interested in the equipments and lens you used for the Milky Way photography.How to get those light drawing in the pictures?:)

    • I use Canon 60D DSLR camera with Canon EFS 18-200mm lens for nearly all the photos on this site (waterfalls, Milky Way, northern lights, etc.). The camera and lens were together as a package when I bought it. For waterfalls, you need an additional filter “ND8” attached to the front of the lens.

      For light drawing, I tie dental floss to a small LED light. Swing it in a vertical circular motion, while simultaneously your body slowly rotates 360 degrees.

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