Sunwapta Falls

Sunwapta Falls
Improvement District No. 12, AB

Type: Waterfalls
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Sunwapta Falls is a majestic waterfall located in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada, offering visitors a breathtaking display of natural beauty amidst the stunning landscapes of the Canadian Rockies. Situated along the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) between Jasper and Lake Louise, Sunwapta Falls is easily accessible and makes for a memorable stop along the scenic drive.

The falls are fed by the Sunwapta River, which originates from the Athabasca Glacier in the Columbia Icefield. The river cascades over a series of dramatic limestone cliffs, creating two distinct drops that plunge into a deep canyon below. The resulting display is a mesmerizing combination of rushing water, mist, and rainbows, especially during periods of high flow in the spring and early summer.

Visitors to Sunwapta Falls can explore a network of well-maintained trails and viewpoints that offer different perspectives of the waterfall and surrounding scenery. A short walk from the parking area leads to the main viewing platform, where visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the falls and the rugged beauty of the Sunwapta Valley.

In addition to the main viewing area, there are several other vantage points along the trails that provide unique opportunities for photography and contemplation. Whether you're seeking a stroll through the forest or a more adventurous hike to explore the canyon below the falls, Sunwapta Falls offers a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.

With its awe-inspiring natural beauty and easy accessibility, Sunwapta Falls is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling along the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park. Whether you're admiring the falls from the viewing platform or embarking on a hike to explore the surrounding wilderness, Sunwapta Falls promises to leave a lasting impression and create memories that will be cherished for years to come.

Besides this waterfall, there are five more waterfalls listed in Improvement District No. 12. There's also five attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Sunwapta Falls on the map above.

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Height 59 feet
Width 30 feeet
Water Source Sunwapta River

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