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Sunwapta Falls

Jasper, Alberta

based on 5 reviews



1.91 miles

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Added by Tiffany Nguyen

At Sunwapta Falls, watching the water rush around the perfectly placed island and crash down the falls just downstream is an experience you'll never forget.

Located in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Sunwapta is a short drive along the Icefields Parkway to the Rocky Mountain Lodge. You can park at the lodge and take a short walk out to the falls or if there's room, park at the parking area located next to the falls. This stunning waterfall lunges about 18.5 meters (60 feet) to the water below.

You can add on a quick hike to the lower falls on a 1.9-mile roundtrip hike from the parking area. 

Grab your camera or phone and take some amazing shots!

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Sunwapta Falls Reviews

If you are driving the Icefields Parkway, this is an easy stop and well worth the time. Absolutely beautiful and an iconic location.

When you get there you might see a bridge with a ton of people taking photos, but go a little further. You can get some isolation/different angles if you venture a little past that.

This is an easy walk to an amazing view. Definitely worth a stop along the Icefields Parkway. Just be aware that Tiffany is a pro, and it can be dangerous to get to where she is in these photos. The current is strong, and you're very close to the edge. Come in the early morning for some beautiful light.

It is a super short walk to get to the bridge to check out these falls. They are stunning in spring, winter, summer and fall, just like all of Jasper is! Check it out if you get the chance.

Depending on snow-melt a summer visit here can yield a muddy-brown falls with too much flow. The water level is usually lower and the color more blue in late summer/early fall.

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