Waterfalls in Alberta
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.
Among the waterfalling highlights in this province were the Johnston Canyon Waterfalls (a suitable bad weather waterfall), Athabasca Falls in the Icefields Parkway, and the Magline Canyon Waterfalls on the way to the beautiful Lake Maligne. We visited Cameron Falls, which was near the USA-Canadian border at Waterton Lakes National Park.
We hope to be able to come back to Alberta and sample more of the way-of-life, landscapes, and of course waterfalls…