Our next stop was Athabasca Falls.
The 23-metre Athabasca Falls is not very high by Canadian Rockies standards, but the size of the river makes it one of the most powerful falls to be found in the mountain national parks. Pouring over a layer of hard quartzite, the falls have cut into the softer limestone beneath, carving intricate features, including potholes and a short canyon.
It’s deceptively quiet at the beginning … and the whole area is misty with spray …
… then eerie, because … people have slipped in and died here … It’s positively thunderous …
… and magnificent.
See Lake Annette for part IV