INTRODUCTION:Sunwapta Falls are a couple of waterfalls of the Sunwapta River located in Jasper National Park, Canada.It is accessible via a short drive off the Icefields Parkway that connects Jasper and Banff National Parks.
GET IN:The falls have a drop of about 18.5 metres. Sunwapta is a Stoney (Assiniboine) word that means turbulent water. It is most spectacular in the late spring when the spring melt is at its peak.
There are actually two falls, a lower and an upper one.
The one most people see is the upper falls as access is easy. The lower falls are a short distance away.The water originates from the Athabasca Glacier, and volumes are higher in early summer, caused by glacial meltdown.