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Athabasca River

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Athabasca River originates in the Columbia Icefield and drains, eventually, into the Arctic. We'd heard of the Athabasca oil sands farther north of Jasper. It was fun to pick up this river on our way north to Jasper on the Icefields Parkway and watch...More

Thank mrsagf
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were able to view this river at several points and it is always exciting. Our favourite spot is where it joins the Miette River, just watching the merging of the totally different colours of the two rivers is fascinating.

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Glaciers are unfortunately disappearing so view the change in natural surroundings before they are gone. This river is fast flowing and fed by the melting glaciers year around.

Thank sateeshl2016
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Took a walk from Jasper town to Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on the red squirrel trail - it was only supposed to take 45mins but we saw plenty of wildlife and scenery that it took us way longer. Only a few hills otherwise pretty flat...More

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were staying at place that looked out at the river. There is a pretty flat hiking trail along the river. Some of our group walked from town back to their cabins. It took them less than an hour. They were hoping to see some...More

Thank yellowbirdVermont
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The Athabasca River snakes through Jasper National Park. We were able to get up and close when we stayed at Jasper House Bungalows just south of Jasper. Our cabin backed into the river. We left windows open all night to listen to the sound of...More

Thank CarefreeMommy
Reviewed 22 January 2016

A friend of mine, a Canadian native who used to be a tour guide in Jasper recommended that I go here. It really is beautiful, as is the entire drive from Lake Louise to Jasper, but unfortunately being so close to the road on such...More

1  Thank AquariumRescueUnit
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Go for a walk at the trail that goes to the Fort. You might see elkes and squirrels, a blue water and the florest smell. Flat walk, go!

Thank LeticiaCFJ
Reviewed 19 September 2015

There are many trails close to this River and they are fun to walk. You can see wildlife along the way and the rafters! Great place to explore!

Thank Debra W
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Beautiful clear light blue waters rushing over the mountain rocks. We viewed from our resort just outside of Jasper and loved it. Many tree roots were carved out along the river banks, exposing alien looking formations.

Thank downtowndonnabrown
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