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Tangle Falls

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Tangle Falls which includes a waterfall and landscape views

As one of the easiest cascades to get to in Jasper National Park and as one of the more photogenic sights, this is a popular stop along the Icefields Parkway. 

Jasper National Park has a great variety of scenic waterfalls and each has its own unique charm due to its geological makeup. The steps of the Tangle Falls is what make this sight so photogenic. The water literally cascades, not falls, over various tiers. In peak season,it gets crowded with visitors because the falls are so easily accessible by road. If you’re looking for the perfect shot, get here in the early morning or evening.

It would be a shame to miss out on Tangle Falls if you’re making the epic journey along the Icefields Parkway. In fact, the falls are so close to the road that sometimes the spray blows out onto it. At 114 feet (35 meters) tall, the cascade is not the largest in Jasper Park. The reason for its popularity is the way in which the water tumbles from tier to tier. If you happen to be around in the winter, you may get to see Tangle Falls frozen, a photo opportunity not to be missed!

A little way downstream are the Lower Tangle Falls. The site is accessible from the Icefields Parkway or by making a short hike from Tangle Falls. Lower Tangle Falls receive much less attention from visitors and if you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet, this is the place to escape the crowds. You might even have the falls to yourself.

The area around both Tangle Falls and Lower Tangle Falls is notably steep, and can be very slippery. Take care when walking here.

Another walk (or very short drive) worth taking is the 0.6 mile (1 kilometer) one to Stutfield Glacier viewpoint. This huge “tongue” of the Columbia Icefield spills out over a 3,000-foot (900-meter) cliff face. It is yet another breathtaking shot to add to your photo collection.

The Tangle Falls are located just four miles (6.5 kilometers) north of the Columbia Icefields Center, directly off the Icefields Parkway. The Wilcox Creek Campground is nearby.

Top Hotels Close to Tangle Falls

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
2 out of 5
Highway 93 - Icefields Parkway, Sunwapta Falls, AB
The price is CA $284 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Situated in a national park, this lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Icefields Parkway and within 25 mi (40 km) of Sunwapta Falls and Athabasca Falls. Athabasca Glacier ...
4/5Very Good! (490 reviews)
"Overall very nice, but only one restaurant, was a bit expensive"

Reviewed on Jul. 29, 2021

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Glacier View Lodge
Glacier View Lodge
3 out of 5
Highway 93 N, Icefields Parkway, Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park South Entrance, AB
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $399 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Icefields Parkway and within 3 mi (5 km) of Athabasca Glacier and Columbia Icefield. Jasper National ...
3.9/5Very Good! (790 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel, clean and amazing views all around. Cocktail hour was a nice touch and free coffee, lattes and espresso was a nice addition. Staff were extremely nice and very accomadating. Only downfall was not having temperature controll in the room but they provided us with a space heater to ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2021

Glacier View Lodge
Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat
Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat
2.5 out of 5
Columbia Shuswap A, Fortress Lake, BC
Situated in Fortress Lake, this lodge is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Hamber Provincial Park and 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Icefields Parkway. Tangle Falls and Athabasca ...
Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Tangle Falls

Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
2 out of 5
Highway 93 - Icefields Parkway, Sunwapta Falls, AB
The price is CA $284 per night from Aug 5 to Aug 5
Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge
Glacier View Lodge
Glacier View Lodge
3 out of 5
Highway 93 N, Icefields Parkway, Columbia Icefield, Jasper National Park South Entrance, AB
The price is CA $399 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
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Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat
Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat
2.5 out of 5
Columbia Shuswap A, Fortress Lake, BC
Fortress Lake Wilderness Retreat
HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
1 out of 5
Ice Field Parkway, Rampart Creek, AB
HI-Rampart Creek Hostel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.