Athabasca Falls is located along the icefields parkway in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Nikon D300
Nikor 24-70 mm lens

Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park is just 23 metres high. However, it is not kmabyenown 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).1


water, landscape, river, canada, jasper, alberta, national park, althabaska falls


  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopeneralmost 4 years ago

    Awesome capture Sean….

  • Thank you so kindly for that quick comment and fav add. Happy you enjoyed. This is actually in my Jasper images but I uploaded it now seperatly. Many thanks again !!

    – Sean Jansen

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websteralmost 4 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous image Sean! Make me want to go back there to see this wonder all over again! Brilliant capture my friend!

  • Many wonderful thanks Robin as always…….Glad you enjoyed and hope to see you back again soon in the near future. Many thanks again !!

    – Sean Jansen

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely thank you for sharing and making me want to go here even more!

  • Many wonderful thanks Angela……I am always happy reading your lovely comments and glad I could share with you. I hope you do get a chance to visit sometime !! So much beauty to be seen here.

    – Sean Jansen

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture,xx

  • Thank you ever so kindly Brandie for your fantastic comment. Always a pleasure shareing the beauty I see here with you. Many thanks again !!

    – Sean Jansen

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant action image, great color. Excellent.

  • Thank you so kindly Byron……happy you enjoyed seeing this one. It is quite the sight to see…….. Always glad to share !!

    – Sean Jansen

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 4 years ago

    Very beautiful, Sean!

  • Thanks so very kindly Barbara for your fantastic and kind comment. Always happy to share the gorgeous sights I see here with you. It was a rainy day but I managed to get in a few good shots. Many thanks again !!

    – Sean Jansen

  • Lyn  Thomsen
    Lyn Thomsenalmost 4 years ago

    Awesome capture Sean , I can almost hear the roar of the water.

  • Thank you so very much Lyn for your fantastic and kind comment. Yes very noisey there from the rush of the water. But what a rush seeing this. Happy you enjoyed !!

    – Sean Jansen

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 4 years ago

    Nature outdid herself on this place. Wonderful work.

  • Thank you so kindly Lori…..I am happy I could share this one with you. As you know the Rockies are so beautiful right down through Colorado with so many spectacular sites. Appreciate your lovely words once again and fave add..

    – Sean Jansen

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkeralmost 4 years ago

    really powerful nature!

  • Thank you Cathy for your lovely and fantastic comment. Happy you saw this and enjoyed. It is really a spectacular sight to see. Happy you enjoyed and many kind thanks again.

    – Sean Jansen

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks so very kindly Scott for your fantastic and kind comment. Always a pleasure shareing with you my friend !

    – Sean Jansen

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait