Sunwapta Falls |

Jasper National Park

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Overview

RATING: Easy Hike, Roadside Attraction
LENGTH: 1+ hours
SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall
View from near the lower falls.

View from near the lower falls.

Sunwapta Falls, at least in my mind, is a bit less impressive than Athabasca Falls or Mistaya Falls. It is still a remarkable place to visit, however, and recommend if passing by and you have a bit of time. The first falls are a roadside attraction, and family-friendly. Those looking for more of a hike can continue on a trail along the top of the river that visits additional falls.

The well travelled trail to the lower falls.

The well travelled trail to the lower falls.

Getting There

From the south side of Jasper, take AB-93 S for about 54 km. Sunwapta Falls is a signed road on the right at the Sunwapta Falls Lodge. Follow the side road 500 m to its end at the trailhead.

Sunwapta Falls

Sunwapta Falls

Sunwapta Falls and the overlook bridge.

Sunwapta Falls and the overlook bridge.

Route

From the trailhead, the upper falls are visible, with a very short hike down the path to view them up close.

If you want to visit the additional falls, BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE TRAIL ON THE TRAILHEAD SIDE OF THE RIVER! The trail that crosses the river is a much longer trail that does not visit the additional falls. Visiting the additional falls is a about 2.6 km round trip and takes about an hour. The view are excellent, and if time allows, this is the best way to visit.


Maps

Printable Maps:
Trailhead

11U 456220mE 5820499mN

N52° 31' 58" W117° 38' 44"

Falls

11U 456229mE 5820420mN

N52° 31' 56" W117° 38' 43"

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