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
…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.
You get the roaring sound requisite with a significant waterfall, which helps to drown out the sounds of passing vehicles on Icefields Parkway…
…as well as the trees and other parts of the scenery surrounding it, as seen at the top of the falls.
You can view the lower part of the falls close up, if you like.
There are no formal areas for sitting — nor are there toilet or dining facilities — near Tangle Creek Falls.
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.
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.