Snaring River

Snaring River

The Snaring River is a medium-sized river in the Canadian Rockies. It runs through parts of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. The Snaring River is a significant tributary of the Athabasca River. The Snaring is named after a former local tribe of first nations people who lived in dugouts and trapped animals with snares.


The Snaring River rises in the northwestern section of Jasper National Park, near the British Columbia border. It flows east-southeast before joining the Athabasca River. The Snaring is fed by meltwater of numerous peaks, including Mount McCord, Mount Beaupre, Mount Knight, Mount Rutherford, and Snaring Mountain. The small Harvey Lake also drains into the Snaring. A campground run by Parks Canada is located on the Snaring near the Yellowhead Highway.


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