Athabasca Falls - Jasper National Park, Alberta

The Icefields Parkway had been written about as one of National Geographic's top scenic drives in the world. Running 143 miles from a little north of Lake Louise to the town of Jasper, it is a road full of "wows". The Canadian Rockies tower over it with pristine glacier lakes almost everywhere. While there are not a lot of easily accessible waterfalls on the parkway, there are a couple close to Jasper that certainly measure up to the high landscape standards of the Parkway. 

The most accessible waterfall is this one, Athabasca Falls, less than twenty miles from Jasper. While not the tallest waterfall in the Canadian Rockies, it makes up for it with the force of the water. The Athabasca River feeds into the falls, making it a Class 5 waterfall. There are plenty of angles to shoot the falls from, but I like this one the best, allowing for a view of the river upstream with the towering Mount Kerkeslin making a wonderful backdrop.