The Athabasca Falls, stunning, roaring and majestic
Along the road, in fact, it is impossible not to stop at the Athabasca Falls, these huge waterfalls just meters from the road – a bridge cross the river right after the waterfall – they are majestic and roaring.
We are greeted with a lot of signs showing how dangerous this frozen water is – the river gather all the glaciers melting water of the valley – really fast and so strong, with a big hard jump on the rocks below. from what we can read, every year some tourist die in these waters, after slipping on the slimy rock, over the protection barriers.
The Athabasca Falls at sunset, the best moment during the day
We stay here a lot, enjoying the view and the waterfalls, up until the right light of the sunset. We enjoy this rare romantic moment in the total roar of the waterfalls that barely let us hear each other.
Then we begin to drive towards the campground, where a bad surprise is waiting for us: it is full. And the next one too. At the third one, full this one also, it is past 23 pm and we still need to have dinner, so along with another couple we better decide to camp in a free space that is not really a campsite but can serve the purpose, hosting two tents and two cars.
A fast dinner with just the light of the torch and we go straight to bed. It has been a really long day, full of really interesting thing and uite tiring. But we would sign for our whole life to be so full and satisfactory every single day.