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8 Incredible Waterfalls In BC You Must Visit This Winter

BC's waterfalls are so surreal when you see them in their frosted, snowy glory.

Go chasing waterfalls this winter season. BC has no shortage of awe-inducing, jaw-dropping, towering waterfalls that will have you amazed. Many of these waterfalls are just a day trip away from Vancouver, while others are a little further out but so worth a road trip.

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In the winter, many of our waterfalls become coated with snow or frost, making for a magical winter wonderland. For those who don't love hiking in the wintertime, several of these waterfalls do not require any hiking, rather a short walk to the viewpoint.

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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Helmcken Falls // Clearwater

This 5000 km² provincial park is true Canadian wilderness. Helmcken Falls is a 4 - 5 hour drive from Vancouver and located in Wells Gray Provincial Park. This waterfall is an astoundingly 141 metres tall, almost three times the height of Niagara Falls. You can see the waterfall from a viewing platform. There are 39 waterfalls to discover in the entire provincial park!

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Brandywine Falls // Squamish

Brandywine is beautiful in the summer, but in the winter? It takes surreal to a whole new level. After a short hike (more of a walk) to the viewpoint, you are facing a stunning 70 meter waterfall.

Distance: 1 km

Time: 0.5 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

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Bergeron Falls // near Tumbler Ridge

Bergeron Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in BC standing at 100 metres.

Distance: 11 km

Time: 3 - 4 hours

Elevation Gain: Minimal

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Cascade Falls // Mission

This short waterfall hike can be viewed from the nice suspension bridge. There are other smaller waterfalls in this regional park and the trails make for a nice walk.

Distance: 0.75 km

Time: 0.25 hours

Elevation Gain: 40 meters

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Bridal Veil Falls // near Chilliwack

This incredible waterfall hike is perfect for those who don’t love hiking but love the view. More of a short walk, this trail takes you to a 60 metre cascading waterfall that creates a veil effect. This waterfall is located only about an hour and a half drive from Vancouver near Chilliwack.

Distance: 0.8 km

Time: 0.25 hours

Elevation Gain: 50 meters

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Takakkaw Falls // Yoho National Park

Cascading 384 metres (1,260 feet) in total, the Takakkaw Falls located in beautiful Yoho National Park are among the highest waterfalls in all of Canada. 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.

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Kinuseo Falls // Monkman Park

The thundering Kinuseo Falls plunges 60 metres to the river bed below. There is a wheelchair-accessible platform viewpoint that offers spectacular views of the falls.

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Nairn Falls // Pemberton

Nairn Falls is an easy and short trail hike to a stunning cascading waterfall. The trail is also beside a beautiful blue river, so tons of photo ops await you here.

Distance: 3 km

Time: 1 – 1.5 hours

Elevation: Minimal

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