Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park, the tenacity of the boulder hanging tenaciously to the precipice above the falls makes me keep returning to this wonderous spot. Sadly, I have arrived only to find it covered but by high water and it removed the power from the image paradoxically as the river Athabasca ran more powerfully. In 1892, Canadian geologist, prospector, artist, explorer, scientist, professor, A.P. Coleman,
gave Sunwapta Falls' name the Stoney Indian word for "turbulent river". carve deep into the limestone to create a forceful torrent of water, falling from 60 feet (18 meters) into the canyon. Located along the Icefields Parkway, Sunwapta Falls consists of upper and lower waterfalls that are fed by the Athabasca Glacier. This is a top natural sight on one of the most scenic drives in the world.