12 Breathtaking Alberta Waterfalls You Need To Road Trip To This Spring (VIDEO)

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12 Best Waterfalls In Alberta You Need To Road Trip To This Spring

Canada is overflowing with so many stunning natural wonders that you need to discover. With summer gifting us with more heat than we can handle, we are going to want to make the most of the warm weather. For those of you who still want those summer adventures, we got you covered. We've made a list of some of the best waterfalls in Alberta you need to visit.

Here in Alberta, we are so lucky, as we have no shortage of breathtaking falls to explore. There is something for everyone, even if you detest hiking.

Some of the spots are so easy to get to, you can park your car and follow the flat path to a lookout.

But the absolute easiest hidden gem to reach is Cameron Falls. The parking lot is so close that you can see the falling water without even needing to leave your vehicle.

Of course, for nature enthusiasts, there are options too. One of our top picks is Crescent Falls, as there is camping nearby.

Time to figure out which waterfall you want to see first:

Cameron Falls

Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, AB

Why You Need To Go: If you hate hiking, this is the waterfall for you. You can park your car just a few minutes away from this natural attraction.

Lundbreck Falls

Address: Range Rd. 24B, Lundbreck, AB

Why You Need To Go: At this hidden gem you can enjoy an up-close look at the 39-foot tall falls.

Sheep River Falls

Address: Sheep River Rd., Turner Valley, AB

Why You Need To Go: It only takes minutes to reach these falls. The hiking trail is half a kilometre, and once you arrive, you'll get to enjoy a view of not only the waterfall but the Rocky Mountains too.

Athabasca Falls

Address: Jasper National Park, Jasper, AB

Why You Need To Go: This powerful waterfall has lookouts right at the top. While here, you'll want to explore the walking trails where you can enjoy views of the deep canyon.

Lower Bertha Falls

Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, AB

Why You Need To Go: Following a five-kilometre hike through an old-growth forest, you'll reach Lower Bertha Falls, otherwise known as "Bridal Veil" waterfall.

Bow Falls

Address: Bow Falls, Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: The next time you are in Banff, you should visit Bow Falls. There is an incredible trail just over one kilometre that will take you next to rushing rapids before reaching this fantastic waterfall.

Elbow Falls

Address: AB-66, Bragg Creek, AB

Why You Need To Go: Roughly one hour away by car from Calgary, it is a beautiful spot to walk along the river until you reach the roaring waterfall.

Troll Falls

Address: Troll Falls, Kananaskis, AB

Why You Need To Go: This short hike in the Kananaskis Valley is a relaxing way to enjoy some time outdoors.

Johnston Canyon Falls

Address: Improvement District No. 9, AB

Why You Need To Go: In this popular hiking area, you can reach the upper and lower falls, which are some of the best Alberta has to offer.

Crescent Falls

Address: Crescent Falls, Clearwater County, AB

Why You Need To Go: You'll want to head here with your friends on the weekend. There is a small campground area near the falls, so pitch a tent and escape the city for a night.

Kakwa Falls

Address: Kakwa Wildland Provincial Park, Greenview No. 16, AB

Why You Need To Go: You'll find Alberta's tallest waterfall, a staggering 30 metres high, at this road trip-worthy spot.

Bow Glacier Falls

Address: Hwy. 93 North, Improvement District No. 9, AB

Why You Need To Go: For an afternoon adventure, you can go on an hike along Bow Lake to reach the falls. The entire journey should take you roughly three hours to complete.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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Stephanie White
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