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Gateway to Kananaskis

Sunwapta Falls
Sunwapta is a Stoney native word for turbulent water. The Sunwapta River makes an abrupt left turn near here gouging its way through limestone rock as it makes its way to join the Athabaska River. The Athabaska is much larger and has a falls that is one of the largest in the Rockies. Again thundering turbulent waters roar through narrow canyons.