Athabasca Falls

Athabasca Falls in August 2008

The Athabasca Falls are 23 meters high waterfalls in the Athabasca River in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada near the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93). They are located about 30 kilometers south of Jasper.

The water has dug through a layer of hard quartzite and the underlying limestone and thereby formed a narrow, short gorge and a few potholes. The cases are not known because of their height, but because of the force with which the water flows through the bipartite case. The Athabasca River leads here mostly between 100 and 200 m³ / s, which then fall by only about 30 meters wide columns. The largest estimated amount of water that led the case was about 500 m³ / s


Athabasca Falls