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Address: Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Activities: Hiking

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Another wonderful falls to view

Sunwapta isn't about 50 km south on Hwy 93 from the Jasper townsite. Nice drive on clear roads. The parking lot is ploughed so that is good. The trail s bit icy in patches so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Sunwapta isn't about 50 km south on Hwy 93 from the Jasper townsite. Nice drive on clear roads. The parking lot is ploughed so that is good. The trail s bit icy in patches so be careful. The canyon is quite deep with steep faces. Some good geological formations here if you are into that. Good ice formations with jade... More 

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Jasper, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

An attraction not to be missed when visiting Jasper National Park. Most visitors just see the main waterfall of Sunwapta, but little known, there are a few more falls downstream of the main drop. The trek down to these falls is just a short distance walk. Sturdy shoes are recommended though. Summer is best to see the powerful rush of... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Located along Icefield Parkway, the trail from the parking lot to the upper falls is well-paved and fenced. The falls is formed by the Sunwapta River, which over time, carved the limestone rocks into a deep gorge with water plunging down to a depth of about 18.5 metres. The bridge that goes across the upper falls provide the most scenery... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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122 helpful votes 122 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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