Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park, Canada
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Falling for the Canadian Rockies
Sunwapta Falls is one of several spectacular waterfalls in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. It's actually a pair of waterfalls, a lower and an upper one, on the Sunwapta River. Their water comes from the Athabasca Glacier, so volumes are higher in the summer due to seasonal glacial melting. Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, with more than 4,000 square miles for camping, hiking, water sports, and other activities. Wildlife in the park includes elk, grizzly bears, moose, bighorn sheep, and caribou.