Athabasca Falls, Jasper NP

Teresa Zieba

Winnipeg, Canada

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Featured in Canadian Rocky Mountains – Apr 3, 2011
Featured in Lakes and Inland Waterways – Apr 1, 2011
Featured in A Wilderness Somewhere – Mar 24, 2011
Featured in The World As Wee See It, or as we missed it – Aug 15, 2010

Located in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.
Canon XSI with 18-55mm lens, f/5.6, 1/400sec, ISO-200, 23mm focal length.

Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park is just 23 metres high. However, it is not known for its height. Instead it is known for the force of the falling water due to the quantity of water flowing which are questionable. Even on a cold morning in the fall, copious amounts of water flow over the falls. A layer of hard quartzite has allowed these falls to cut into the softer limestone below carving the short gorge and a number of potholes. White water rafting often starts below the falls to travel downstream on the Athabasca River to Jasper, Alberta.

It is a class 5 waterfall, with a drop of 80 ft (24 m) and a width of 60 ft (18 m).

Kerkeslin Mountain in the background is the highest mountain in Maligne Range (almost 3000m) and often used as photographic backdrop for the falls.

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