The road to Sunwapta Lake is well worth the time

Sunwapta Lake is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.960m (6,430ft) above the sea level, located in the Canadian Rockies, in Alberta, Canada. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Sunwapta Lake

Located in the southern end of Jasper National Park, in the Canadian Rockies, the road to the lake is totally paved. It’s called Glacier Road. Starting from the paved Highway 93 (Icefields Parkway), the drive is 1.1km (0.68 miles) long.

Located at the toe of the Athabasca Glacier, the lake is one of the jewels of the Canadian Rockies. The road to the lake is steep. It is closed during the winter (mid-October to mid-April).