Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Sunwapta Falls is a waterfall of the Sunwapta River located in Jasper National Park, Canada. It is accessible via a short drive off the Icefields Parkway that connects Jasper and Banff National Parks. The falls have a drop of about 18.5 metres. Sunwapta is a Stoney (Assiniboine) word that means turbulent water. It is most spectacular in the late spring when the spring melt is at its peak.
There are actually two falls, a lower and an upper one. The one most people see is the upper falls as access is easy. The lower falls are a short distance away. The water originates from the Athabasca Glacier, and volumes are higher in early summer, caused by glacial meltdown. On the back of the card stands: Ice-cold and full of glacial silt from the Columbia Icefield, the Sunwapta River tumbles over Sunwapta Falls.

The stamps celebrating the 100the Grey Cup were used. Thank you Kelly! 

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