It’s been over a month since I posted about our May 2016 trip to Alberta and British Columbia (Canada.) August and September were busier than I expected with travel, visits, and preparatory work on the production of a play in February.
Sunwapta Falls is located off the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park and involved a short, vigorous but rewarding hike downhill from the parking lot – and back up when we had seen our fill.
Sunwapta Falls is on the Athabaska River. The Athabaska originates in Jasper National Park, in an unnamed lake at the toe of the Athabasca Glacier within the Columbia Icefield. The river flows northwards before draining into the Peace-Athabasca Delta, Rivière des Rochers, the Peace River, the Slave River, Great Slave Lake and discharges through the Mackenzie River system into the Arctic Ocean. Whew.