We found your new happy place. If spending time outdoors always puts a smile on your face, then you need to visit this spot ASAP. Did you know that B.C. has its own Niagara Falls? It's found at Yoho National Park and it has to be on your summer bucket list if you love misty waterfalls and turquoise lakes.
The national park is a one-stop spot to see natural gems galore. Inside, you can see towering waterfalls like Takakkaw Falls, mountain top lookouts, and the teal waters of Lake O'Hara.
But no visit would be complete without seeing Wapta Falls. The waterfall is 150 metres wide, and so massive they might remind you of what you would see in Niagara.
To give you an idea of how big that is, it is roughly 33 cars parallel parked. Forget flying across the country to Horseshoe Falls; this spot is equally breathtaking and has fewer crowds.
Next to the roaring waterfall, you'll also find tranquil turquoise pools and a magical rainbow. It is the type of place you expect to see a unicorn living in a fairytale.
You'll also be delighted to hear getting here is rather simple too. It is only a 4.6-kilometres hike round trip.
The straight path through the forest will take you roughly 45 minutes to arrive.
Then you can marvel at the colossal sight that often has a rainbow right next to it.
Be prepared to get wet, as it will be misty. But in the summertime, the cool water is refreshing.
You'll also want to follow the path leading to a small lookout point above the falls. Just make sure to be careful when leaning to get a photo.
If you are coming from Vancouver, Wapta Falls would be best as a weekend trip because it takes several hours to get here and it's very close to Alberta.
Yoho National Park
Address: Yoho National Park, Field, BC
Why You Need To Go: This hidden gem of a park is B.C.'s ultimate destination for lakes, waterfalls, and more.
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