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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. 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. It is a class 6 waterfall, with a drop of 60 ft (18 m) and a width of 30 ft (9.1 m).

The Sunwapta Falls are a series of waterfalls located in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. The falls are formed by the Sunwapta River, which descends from the Athabasca Glacier to the Columbia Icefield. The river drops over a cliff to form a horseshoe-shaped waterfall that is about wide and high. There are several other waterfalls in the area, including the Athabasca Falls and the Crowfoot Falls.

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The start of the trails at the Sunwapta Falls can be accessed from the parking lot located off of the Icefields Parkway.

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Is Sunwapta Falls in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

Sunwapta Falls is a great place for the whole family. There are many activities to do such as hiking, fishing, and camping.

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The best activities near Sunwapta Falls in Alberta are hiking, fishing, and camping.

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