Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park

The long view. Sunwapta Falls - Jasper National Park

The long view. Sunwapta Falls – Jasper National Park

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.

A closer look - Sunwapta Falls - Jasper National Park

A closer look – Sunwapta Falls – Jasper National Park

The view from above and across Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park

The view from above and across Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park

Sunwapta Falls - Jasper National Park from the bridge below the falls

Sunwapta Falls – Jasper National Park from the bridge below the falls

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.

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12 comments on “Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park

  1. Naomi says:

    Wow. Gorgeous!

  2. fantastic pictures 🙂

  3. Stunning! It has been too long since my last trip to Jasper.

  4. You can almost feel the power and sound of that water. Looks like an amazing place.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Canada’s National Parks are all amazing. The springtime water flow from the snowmelt and glaciers adds to the power of the various falls which are a feature of Jasper and Banff National Parks.

  5. Wonderful images .. Looks like a great place to visit!

  6. BuntyMcC says:

    Canada’s National parks are amazing. All of them. Spring is a great time to visit; between summer crowds and winter sports enthusiasts.

  7. i’ve been here…so beautiful…i feel like i’m standing here…well there 🙂 smiles hedy

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