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Sunwapta Falls

Sunwapta Falls is a pair of waterfalls of the Sunwapta River located in Jasper National Park, Alberta.

The falls are accessible via a 600-metre acc...
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Sunwapta Falls is a pair of waterfalls of the Sunwapta River located in Jasper National Park, Alberta.

The falls are accessible via a 600-metre access road off the Icefields Parkway, which connects Jasper and Banff National Parks. The falls have a drop of about 18.5 metres. Sunwapta is a Stoney language word that means "turbulent water". The falls are most spectacular in the late spring when the spring melt is at its peak.

There are two falls, a lower and an upper one. The one most people see is the upper falls, as access is easier. The lower falls are a short distance away.

The water originates from the Athabasca Glacier, and volumes are higher in early summer because of glacial melting.

It is a Class 6 waterfall, with a drop of 18 m and a width of 9.1 m
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cindybucholz
 
cindybucholz July 14, 2017
The Rush and power of water!!! Wow!!!
MicktheGreek PRO+
 
MicktheGreek July 16, 2017
Lovely!
Belfastgirl
Belfastgirl July 17, 2017
Thanks Mick
Bishka
 
Bishka September 11, 2017
Beautiful shot
Belfastgirl
Belfastgirl September 11, 2017
Thank you
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TimothyPrincehorn September 18, 2017
Very powerful in composition and execution.
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Belfastgirl September 20, 2017
Thanks Timothy
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