Sunwapta Falls

SunwaptaLike Athabasca falls, Sunwapta falls are located just off the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park.  Visiting the falls, you have two options.  First, you can visit the upper falls located near the parking lot and the turnoff from Hwy 93.  Or, you can venture 2kms down a wooded trail to the lower falls, which are a less-visited attraction.  The falls flow from the Sunwapta River, a few kms south before the river joins with the large and powerful Athabasca River.  A rest and picnic spot is also available for travelers.

To visit the falls, head north from Lake Louise 176 kilometres along the Icefields Parkway.  If coming from Jasper, it’s a 54km jaunt along Hwy 93.

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