13 Surreal Waterfalls In BC To Visit In 2017 - Narcity

13 Surreal Waterfalls In BC To Visit In 2017

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From wide to tall and big to small, B.C. has a huge variety of waterfalls for you to explore. So what are you waiting for? There are dozens and dozens of waterfall hikes that you may have never even heard of. It's time to #explorebc.

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Note: Please be extremely careful, follow trail safety, and check weather conditions before heading out. Stay on the marked trails and/or designated viewing areas.

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Wapta Falls // Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park has so many beautiful views and this waterfall is no exception. It is 30 metres tall and 150 metres wide.

Distance: 4.6 km

Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

Elevation Gain: around 60 metres


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Helmcken Falls // Wells Gray Provincial Park

This 5000 km² provincial park offers not just one, but 39 waterfalls to discover. The biggest of them all is Helmcken Falls, an astoundingly 141 metre tall waterfall that is almost three times the height of Niagara Falls.

You can view the waterfall from a platform.


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Brandywine Falls // Squamish

This waterfall is a B.C must-see. After a short walk, you'll reach a viewing platform of the 70 meter waterfall.

Distance: 1 km

Time: 0.25 to 0.5 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal


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Bridal Veil Falls // near Chilliwack

If you don't love hiking but still want those #views, you can have your cake and eat it too at this waterfall. The short trail takes you to a 60 metre waterfall with a veil effect.

Distance: 0.8 km

Time: 0.25 hours

Elevation Gain: 50 meters


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Norvan Falls // North Vancouver

A short drive later and you're at the trail leading to a secluded, beautiful waterfall. This trail is open all year and dog friendly.

Distance: 14 km

Time: 3 to 5 hours

Elevation Gain: minimal


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Bergeron Falls // near Tumbler Ridge

The 100 metre Bergeron Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in BC .

Distance: 11 km

Time: 3 – 4 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal


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Gold Creek Falls // Golden Ears Provincial Park

Located near Vancouver, Golden Ears Provincial Park is a great place to go hiking, camping and chasing waterfalls.

Distance: 5.5 km

Time: 1 – 2 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal


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Cascade Falls // Mission

This easy waterfall hike includes a suspension bridge. There are also smaller waterfalls in this park.

Distance: 5.5 km

Time: 1 to 2 hours

Elevation Gain: minimal


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Kinuseo Falls // Monkman Park

The powerful Kinuseo Falls plunges 60 metres. There are different platforms that offer views of the falls.


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Little Qualicum Falls Provincial Park // Parksville

This beautiful park offers stunning falls, lake swimming, trails, picnic areas and more.

Distance: 5.5 km

Time: 1 to 2 hours

Elevation Gain: minimal


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Takakkaw Falls // Yoho National Park

Standing an astounding 1,260 feet tall, the Takakkaw Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. It's located in beautiful Yoho National Park. Please note that in the winter the Yoho Valley Road offers stunning skiing, but if you want to go past the switchbacks, you must have avalanche training, skills, and equipment.

Distance: 5.5 km

Time: 1 to 2 hours

Elevation Gain: minimal


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Shannon Falls // Shannon Falls Provincial Park

This waterfall hike in Squamish makes for the perfect day trip. Shannon Falls is the third tallest waterfall in BC.

Distance: 200 metres

Time: 0.25 to 0.5 hours

Elevation Gain: minimal


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Nairn Falls // Pemberton

Nairn Falls is an easy hike leading to a cascading waterfall. The trail runs alongside a beautiful blue river.

Distance: 3 km

Time: 1 – 1.5 hours

Elevation: Minimal


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