Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park

#5 of 19 in Nature in Jasper National Park
Canyon · Hidden Gem · Waterfall
Tumbling down from the heights of the Canadian Rockies, the powerful waters of Sunwapta Falls create a mesmerising view. Originating from the Athabasca Glacier, the two falls have a drop of 18 m (60 ft), their frothy white waters crashing down the forests of Jasper National Park. You'll find the falls easy to get to with peaceful surroundings, so take a wander to the soundtrack of the roaring falls and stand in awe at nature's power. Work out when and for how long to visit Sunwapta Falls and other Jasper National Park attractions using our handy Jasper National Park travel planner.
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  • This is a great place for a pit-stop and a quick walk around. I honestly thought it would be a giant waterfall, not too sure why I did. Even though it was not what I thought it would be it was...  more »
  • The falls are not quite as impressive as nearby Athabasca Falls (Athabasca Falls are larger), but Sunwapta is definitely worth a stop if you are driving the Jasper-Banff Highway, as it is only a...  more »
  • Its crowded with tourist but still worth a visit. Amazing waterfalls and rock formation. No entrance fee and you can enjoy the short walk. The view is awesome. Highly recommended to visit this place.
  • Sunwapta Falls are very beautiful and impressive waterfalls in Jasper/Banff National Park closer to Jasper. The water comes roaring down the falls to pass raging at the bottom of a narrow rocky path going under pedestrians bridge going further in its high walled rocky way. Very beautiful. Must stop to see it if driving along the Ice-fields Parkway.
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