Waterfalls of Alberta
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Alberta Waterfalls, to our understanding, are primarily concentrated on its western border with British Columbia as this province's eastern region is dominated by prairies. For that's where the famous Canadian Rockies are located, and you know that when you mix mountains and glaciers, you're bound to have an abundance of waterfalls.
So it should come as no surprise that the waterfalls we've seen so far in this province are mostly dominated by our experience in its western extreme.
Prior to our visit, all I knew about Alberta were its NHL hockey teams in Edmonton and Calgary. But soon I realized that this province housed perhaps some of the most famous lakes in the world in the cluster of National Parks anchored by Banff and Jasper. So it was only natural that we had to go waterfalling in the "Crown of the Continent" to get our waterfalling fix while seeing what millions of other people have known about already.
Given the quantity of waterfalls that we've seen in this province, we've broken up this page into waterfall clusters grouped in the following manner - Banff
, Icefields Parkway
, and Waterton
In the Banff subregion, we're pretty much talking about waterfalls that within the park boundaries of Banff National Park. However, we're making an exception in that even though Banff encompasses parts of the Icefields Parkway, we're putting those waterfalls in the Icefields Parkway section. Among the waterfalls that we've seen in this Banff subregion include Johnston Canyon Waterfalls
and Bow Falls
The Icefields Parkway pretty much make up the stretch of Highway 93 (otherwise known as the Icefields Parkway) north of the Trans-Canada Highway. For the purposes of the discussion on this page, we're only including in this subregion the Banff National Park portion of the highway. So that pretty much means we're only going as far north as the Columbia Icefields vicinity. The waterfall that's furthest north in this subregion is Tangle Falls
The Jasper subregion pretty much consists of waterfalls belonging to Jasper National Park, which is even further north of what we called the Icefields Parkway subregion. This includes waterfalls such as Athabasca Falls
and Magline Canyon Waterfalls
Finally, the Waterton subregion consists of waterfalls south of Banff National Park. So far, the waterfalls that we've seen belonging to this subregion primarily are within the park boundaries of Waterton Lakes National Park, which is right at the US-Canada border right next to Glacier National Park in Montana. Perhaps the most notable waterfall in this subregion is Cameron Falls
We hope to be able to come back to Alberta and sample more of the way-of-life, landscapes, and of course waterfalls...
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