Athabasca Falls – Jasper, Alberta, Canada
By Carl Silverman
JASPER, ALBERTA (CANADA) – The Athabasca Falls are among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Alberta’s Athabasca River thunders through a narrow gorge where the walls have been smoothed and potholed by the sheer force of the rushing water carrying sand and rock. No Canadian vacation to Jasper is complete without snapping some postcard-like photos of the brilliance of rainbow-hued spray or the dazzling sheets of ice suspended from jagged rock on film.
Picnic sites available in summer, and great cross-country skiing in winter.