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