#28 – Cascade Falls

#28 – Cascade Falls

Oct 29th, 2016 – After conquering Silverton Falls (see last post – http://albertawaterfallchasers.com/2016/11/10/27-silverton-falls/) we made our way back to Banff, stopping at Cascade Falls.  If you’ve ever been to Banff you should have seen this one, as it’s in plain sight from the highway.  Here’s an overview of where it is…

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So it’s basically at the beginning of Banff.  Here’s zoomed in…

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Just north of the intersection of Hwy 1 and Banff Ave/Lake Minnewanka Scenic Dr., there’s a small parking lot at the end of the landing strip (on your left-hand side).  We got there at 2:56pm…

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You can see the waterfall from further away, but you can see it from the parking lot…

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The World Waterfall Database reports this one as 950 ft tall, being the 3rd tallest in Alberta.  We weren’t going to try reaching the top with the kids, but we thought we should at least walk to the base.  First you cross the field beside the landing strip…

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There’s an easily discernible trail.  The mountain looms overhead…

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For those that climb, there’s a friendly warning…

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After the field the trail cuts through the bush…

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It starts off as a gradual incline, then becomes increasingly more of one.  Unfortunately one of the kids got tired so we had to haul him up…

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Soon though we reached the base of Cascade Falls!

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It has multiple tiers hopping down the mountain, often with some side-channels.  We took our selfie to mark the conquering of our 28th waterfall in Alberta together…

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Once you turn around there are some amazing views of Banff and the surrounding area…

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We’re a little obsessed with panoramics…

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We were back at the parking lot at about 3:32pm.  One last look behind us on our way out…

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Stay tuned for the last waterfall that day – Bow Falls.


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