365 Canadian Sights | Day 271: Jasper Week – Emperor Falls

 | Image from Flickr/Neil via CC BY 2.0 |

Ok, it’s a little bit of a cheat, but even though this isn’t in Japser proper, we’re sneaking out on the western border to visit Emperor Falls.

Technically these falls are in Mt. Robson Provincial Park on the B.C. side of the provincial boundary, and just outisde of Jasper National Park, but it’s the same region, really, political boundaries be damned.

These falls aren’t the highest, widest, or most…volumnus (Is that a word?) but they’re both high and wild. They also have a sort of unique feature, with a ledge in the middle of the falls creating a rooster tail flying out from the rest of the falls. That’s where they get that easily identifiable bump that you’ll see from most angles.

Given the spectacular location, multiple viewpoints and sort of ‘double-fall’ look, this is easily one of the top spots for someone interested in landscape and waterfalls.

Located on the Berg Lake Trail near Mt. Robson, this is something that could be done in a day by an intrepid hiker who had no interest in anything else. Really, though, the trail is worth the hike, so expect to spend a coupe days in the forest.

Since it’s a provincial park it’s actually a little cheaper than the national park. You’re looking at camping fees still, though, so make sure you pay in advance.

The trail is the highlight of the park, and the falls are one of the highlights of the trail, so TripAdvisor ranks it high. For official route information on the trial, check out the official site here.

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