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Sunwapta Falls and Canyon

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Type: Waterfalls, Canyons
Activities: Hiking
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We loved the hike down to the two sets of lower falls, that no one seemed to know about. We did have a little trouble even finding the right trail down (head downhill on the parking lot side of the falls). But the soltude of having the place to ourselves was fabulous!

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Edmonton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Wow. 915 feet down there. Lots of waterfalls. Beautiful. We walked on the Skywalk which moved in the wind. The skywalk is built to move so that or doesn't break. It's a little scary to walk on a glass floor 915 feet above a canyon. It's an experience that's for sure

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

On the way down from Jasper you will pass a few waterfalls and Sunwapta Falls is one. This waterfall is very accessible and short turn off the freeway to park and walk to view. Very well worth the stop. Relaxing view and easy access to trails (which we did not go on)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Good as part of a day out in the northern half of the Icefields Parkway. Easy to get to. Need to be able to do about 600 metre round trip grom the car park with some short distances at a 1 in 5 ish gradient. Good for photography if rushing and spouting water is your thing.

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Billings, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Both upper and lower falls are worth a visit. If there in the spring, look for birds' nests in the cliff side. We saw a raven's nest with four chicks. The trail is well kept, and the walk is neither very long nor very strenuous, but is varied and beautiful.

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Sachse, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The waterfalls is OK. It is easy to access the waterfalls. We are on the way from Banff to Jasper so it is logical to visit the falls.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

One of our favorite stops on the IceFields Parkway. About 1/4 mile walk to get there from parking area (and pretty steep on the return) - but this diminishes the crowds - not a tour bus stop it seems. I really encourage everybody to take the 2 km walk down to the lower falls - very nice walk through the... More

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

a nice break from the drive , was surprised to find that there was Lady slippers flowering just off the trail from the parking lot to the falls.

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Waalwijk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Beautiful and impressive that is what you can say about these falls. Come early in the morning and you will have the place to yourselves.

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

If you are visiting Jasper, this is the great view point & trail to see the lovely falls surrounded by the Mountains ! Truly awesome !

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