Sunwapta Falls: Turbulent Waters

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Not far from the Icefields Parkway, south of Jasper, is the aptly named Sunwapta Falls meaning “turbulent waters” in the native tongue of the Stoney Indians. 

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Originating from the Athabasca Glaciers, the volume of water caused by the glacial meltdown was high in early summer, when we were there.

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The small island in the middle of the Sunwapta River just up stream of the falls is, in my opinion, what makes the upper Sunwapta Falls beauteous. 

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Make sure to detour to this falls when in the area.  For more Sepia Scenes, click here.

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