Sunwapta Falls

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada


Sunwapta Falls is an absolutely stunning place to visit and photograph! The power of these falls along the glacier melt blue water, and the perfectly placed diamond shaped island, make for a magical photographic opportunity.

Located along the Icefields Parkway in Jasper National Park, in Alberta, Canada, Sunwapta Falls will capture your heart and then take your breath away. It is certainly, one of those places that make you ask, “How did this happen”. The Falls (this is the upper Sunwapta Falls) are fed by the Athabasca Glacier, and only drop for about 60ft. However, the volume of the converging sides produces a silky illusion for this dreamlike spot.


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Here’s what we provide

  • GPS Coordinates & Elevation

    We provide exact GPS coordinates (in both DDM and DD formats) & elevation with automatic links directly into Google maps.

  • Trail Difficulty (1 out of 5)

    Know beforehand what you are getting into! We provide a quick overview of the location. Is it easy, moderate or difficult to access?

  • Directions

    For each location we provide detailed directions along with a direct link to Google maps allowing turn by turn directions.

  • Best Time of Day to Shoot

    It is all about the light! We help you plan your trip and let you know if the location is a sunrise, sunset or anytime shot.

  • Best Time of Year to Shoot

    Sunrise might be best in summer or the water fall conditions are best for spring. We will let you know.

  • What Lens(es) Do You Need

    If you are hiking a long distance, weight is important. We provide which lens(es) are needed to help lighten your load.

  • Special Nuances of the Shot

    Not every place is as you might think. We provide a personal insight to the location and an approach to taking the shot.

  • Google Maps Birds-Eye-View

    For each location we provide a birds-eye view to provide a better understanding of the layout and terrain of the location.

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