Tangle Creek Falls is So Easy to Visit

S ome waterfalls in Jasper National Park and Banff National Park are easier to visit than others. For example — although the trail is not really all that difficult — you still have to maneuver over roots, loose pebbles and embedded boulders while simultaneously ascending up a grade for part of the way to get to Silverton Falls

Tangle Creek Falls is So Easy to Visit

Tangle Creek Falls

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

…but Tangle Creek Falls is literally located at the side of the iconic Icefields Parkway — so close to the side of the road that the parking lot is located on the other side of the highway.

Tangle Creek Falls

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You get the roaring sound requisite with a significant waterfall, which helps to drown out the sounds of passing vehicles on Icefields Parkway…

Tangle Creek Falls

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

…as well as the trees and other parts of the scenery surrounding it, as seen at the top of the falls.

Tangle Creek Falls

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

You can view the lower part of the falls close up, if you like.

Tangle Creek Falls

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

There are no formal areas for sitting — nor are there toilet or dining facilities — near Tangle Creek Falls.

Tangle Creek Falls

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

Tangle Creek Falls is located on Icefields Parkway seven kilometers northwest of the Columbia Icefield Discovery Centre — which is probably the closest place which is equipped with the aforementioned facilities — in Jasper National Park.

Summary

Tangle Creek Falls

Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

For reference purposes, Tangle Creek Falls is located 137 kilometers — or a drive time of approximately two hours — northwest of the town of Lake Louise.

There is no admission cost to visit Tangle Creek Falls; and you can stay as long as you like — but if time is tight for you, you can stay as few as ten minutes and still appreciate the beauty of the falls.

The biggest problem is crossing Icefields Parkway — which is only two lanes wide — from the parking lot to the falls; but there is a designated crosswalk with signage. Unfortunately, not all motorists follow the rules, as one driver carelessly sped past me while I was in the crosswalk — so please be wary and careful…

…but in terms of accessibility, anyone can visit Tangle Creek Falls with little to no problem.

All photographs ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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