On July 24, 2022 at 1:25 a.m., Jasper RCMP received a call from Parks Canada advising they had been dispatched to a complaint of an overdue kayaker in the area of Sunwapta Falls, approximately 56 kilometres south of the town of Jasper, a few hours prior.

A 39-year-old male kayaker was due to arrive at the Sunwapta Resort at 8:00 p.m. on July 23, 2022, however he did not meet his driver at the pickup point.

Parks Canada Visitor Safety were deployed and located the abandoned kayak of the missing kayaker.  Further downstream, the kayaker was unfortunately located deceased.

Jasper RCMP extend their sincerest condolences to all affected by this tragedy.

Information provided by the Jasper RCMP