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Sunwapta Falls and Canyon

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Type: Canyons, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Brisbane, Australia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Takakkaw Falls were taller but Sunwapta Falls have much more interesting geological features and raging white water. The beautiful coloured sedimentary rock layers that have been folded and eroded by the water are so complex and powerful. Access to the initial falls area is fairly easy but further on you need to negotiate steps so those with mobility issues might... More

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Cheshire
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93 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Short distance from H-93 to a designated car park and a short stroll through the trees brings you to a lovely set of waterfalls. Nice bridge right over the flow of water gives good opportunities for photos and there are quite a few hiking trails that lead off (2.4 kms to lower falls) or off up the hill but the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Beautiful glacial waterfall - if you have time there's a 2km trail that follows the sunwapta river to its lower falls.

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Dublin, Ireland
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85 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great place for short hike. Many photo opportunities. Chance to see the waterfall from any different angles. Well worth to visit. Free car park.

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AB
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Along the way to Jasper, not far away from Columbia Ice Field, you can visit beautiful Sunwapta falls. You can walk there from parking lot as it is easy accessible, however consider runners and not flip flops, still it is walking either the stairs or dirt mixed with gravel and run with tree roots on top of it. You can... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Beautiful mountain setting, Sunwapta Falls are amazing. Walking distance from the parking lot to the Falls is very short, about 5 minutes. Liked that this is as nature should be, you can view the Falls without paying or being on a guided tour.

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Santa Clara, CA
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stop for a coffee and sandwich at the Sunwapta Resort and do the short walk (or drive) to Sunwapta Falls. The water and carved rock are spectacular.

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Redondo Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The roaring falls are amazing and the best spot to view them is on the crossing bridge. We spent awhile just admiring the rushing water and taking photos. I highly recommend this stop!

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a worth a stop. We stayed at the Sunwapta Falls resort on our way up to the Columbian Icefields. The Falls are a few minutes from the resort. The resort itself is right off the highway, with spectacular mountain views. I would recommend staying at the Sunwapta Falls resort for a night or two. Some of the cabins... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The views are beautiful and it is a short (in comparison) walk with little incline to see these views.

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