Lookout Niagara Falls, these magnificent falls are worth the visit, too! Located in and around Vancouver, natural beauty is hard to believe. There is nothing more magical than spending time at the base of the rushing, powerful waters to feel relaxed and super connected to the nature around you.
1. Kennedy Falls
Think big rugged rocks and powerful streams! A visit to Kennedy Falls in North Vancouver, this five-hour hike, 10 kilometre hike is one to watch you footing while you take in the views. And yes, it is dog friendly!
Address: Kennedy Falls North Vancouver
2. Twin Falls
Regarded as ‘breathtaking’ the waterfalls here are a little less busy due to it being a bit harder to access, but it will only cost you about 20 minutes. Meaning, you can take in the tranquillity of natural beauty. It is located in beautiful North Vancouver and requires you to cross the Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge.
Address: 3690 Park Rd, North Vancouver
3. Norvan Falls
Norval Falls is an intermediate hiker, and can be enjoyed year round! Its a relatively flat hike and the sound of rushing waters will be heard before it is visible, to keep you motivated!
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Went for an amazing hike a few days ago in the sunshine to #norvanfalls I decided to take a closer look at the falls by crossing the river on a super soggy slippery log. With no heli-rescue working and it being an almost 3 hour hike back, I went with the safe version to cross. Needless to say, I was chirped pretty hard by my family (who were too afraid (they say smart) to cross with me I might add! 😉) My wife even asked me to title this photo ‘not all heroes wear capes’ 😑 Ouch, right? 😜 #harderthanitlooks #nature #concussionfreehike #stillgotit #bigboycrawl
Address: Norvan Falls Trail, Greater Vancouver
4. Sawblade Falls
The trial you will follow to reach the falls is lovely and traverses through the Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, in the exciting mountains that overlook Coquitlam, which is a suburb of Vancouver. This hike will take you 3 hours, and is considered easy – but the view is breathtaking.
Address: Pinecone Burke Provincial Park
5. Widgeon Falls
For the ultimate adventure seeker, head to Widgeon Falls, where you not only hike but canoe to reach the destination. Everyone who has done it agrees: the view is more than worth it! This journey will take about 5 hours and tack up about 6 km. Excitingly, you will be sharing the path with many wildlife including ducks, herons, deer and maybe even be greeted by a bear strolling the shoreline.
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Address: Pinecone Burke Provincial Park
6. Granite Falls
A mere 30-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, it’s a specular place to visit – the huge waterfall encompasses 150 feet that rushes over stunning natural rock and through forest. The trail is a 3 hour hike or you can even take the sight in the from the waters by kayak. Its also a popular camping place ,ifyoure up for it!
Address: 2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver
7. Shannon Falls
Shannon Falls is the 3rd tallest waterfall in British Columbia! The views it offers are serene, beautiful and mesmerizing. You can reach the location after a difficult trek up the Stawamus chief hike to see the waters or, you could take it face on and rock climb!
Address: Shannon Falls Provincial Park. Squamish-Lillooet
8. Gold Creek Falls
Magic happens every day at Gold Creek Falls. Nestled in Golden Ears Provincial Park in Maple Ridge, the waterfalls are as pretty as they come with a natural backdrop of lush forestry, mountains and (hopefully) sunshine!
Address: 24480 Fern Crescent, Maple Ridge
9. Crystal Falls
Regarded as the most famous waterfalls in the Vancouver area, Crystal Falls is an accessible beauty that you shouldn’t miss out on. To reach the cascading fall, you can complete a simple 7 km trek and watch as the waterfalls meet from the Coquitlam River.
Address: 3240 Karley Crescent, Coquitlam
10. Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
This jaw-dropping sight is located between Squamish and Whistler and makes for one beautiful pit stop if you are on a road trip! The trail is a mere 1 kilometre, so it makes for an easy stroll to reach the magnificent views of the 80km drop and century-year-old cavern surrounding it.
Address: Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, Whistler
11. Bridal Veil Falls
A beautiful addition to the city of Chilliwack, Bridal Veil Falls is a favourite destination. Its located in a sweet day-use park and has gotten its name as it cascades over the smooth rock that is said to create a veil-like effect. There are two quick trails that lead you to the water, lasting about 5 minutes each, or can be done as a loop!
Address: Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park
12. Cypress Falls
Cypress Falls offers not one but two stunning viewpoints! The first viewpoint offers a rocky spot at the lower section of the falls and the second viewpoint is a magnificent view of the upper falls. The beautiful trail leads you through the dense, lush forest so the whole experience is just picture perfect.
Address: Woodgreen Pl, West Vancouver
13. High Falls Creek
A more challenging option, this heavy incline is a 12km round trip. If you listen well, you can hear the bustling water right from the start of the hike and follow the trail to the panoramic view of the High Creek Falls which also overlooks the lovely Squamish Valley.
Address: Squamish River Forest Service Rd, Whistler
14. Nairn Falls
Located off the world-famous Sea to Sky Highway, between Whistler and Pemberton is this breathtaking natural beauty: Nairn Falls! It’s an accessible and rather easy hike, lasting about 1.5 hours. There are viewpoints so be sure to complete the full section to really enjoy the rushing water!
15. Alexander Falls
Whistler is bustling with natural beauty that will wow you again and again. Located in the Callaghan Valley, near where the 2010 Olympic Nordic events happened, lives Alexander Falls. This waterfall is over 140 feet with three bustling sections and over 30 feet wide! There is no hike needed to enjoy this view, instead you can just do the short walk to the viewing platform!
Address: Callaghan Valley Road
16. Cliff Falls
Located in the Kanaka Creek Regional Park, Cliff Falls in Maple Ridge is a must-see. The Park is full of wonderful trails for peaceful, easy walking. Its a peaceful sanctuary and a place you can sit and spend some time watching the water rustle.
Address: 11450 256 St, Maple Ridge
17. Steelhead Falls
To access this stunning waterfall, the hike is short and sweet and is accessible all year round. At the waterfall, there are both upper and lower platforms to immerse yourself in the beauty of it all.
Address: Hayward Lake Reservoir Trail, Mission
18. Flood Falls
Flood Falls is often forgotten, but we want to change that. The beauty is immense, and its a hike most people of all fitness levels can complete as its a short and easy hike which can be done in about 30 minutes. The waterfall is unforgettable, as it a very long and narrow fall, with the highest point reaching 120 metres.
19. Cayoosh Creek Dam
A wee bit smaller then your typical waterfall, this waterfall is just as impressive and certainly worth the view. The views are wonderful, full of natural rock, water and dense forestry.
20. Cleveland Dam
So, the view is maybe not made by mother nature, but it is pretty specular, none the less – probably the fact it is housed within the beautiful Capilano Canyon, giving it a feeling of never-ending! It has an impressive 100m elevation gain and to see this beauty, it’s a short 2.6 km loop, taking you about one hour to complete.
Address: Cleveland Dam, North Vancouver
21. Phi Alpha Falls
Phi Alpha Falls has an impressive elevation of over 1,000 metres! However, to access it is a bit of an adventure – and it typically done as part of an overnight trip on the Howe Sound Crest Trail. The Phi Alpha Falls is reachable upon the descent from Deer Lake towards Porteau. Stunning!
Address: Howe Sound Crest Trail, Squamish-Lillooet D, BC, Canada
22. Hannover Falls
Hannover Falls is located on the Howe Sound Crest Trail and is a long, challenging hike designed for fit athletes. This stunning waterfall is located between Brunswick and Hannover Lakes and is definitely something to look forward to on this hike.
Address: Howe Sound Crest Trail, Squamish-Lillooet
23. Swan Falls
Tumbling along the mountain on the east side of beautiful Buntzen Lake, is the notorious Swan Falls! The view is magnificent – you can take in the rocky bluffs, northern section of the Lake and the mountain tops. This hike is considered intermediate and is 10km loop lasting about 3.5 hours
Address: Buntzen Lake Reservoir Park, Anmore
24. Rolley Falls
In Mission, this beautiful destination is a wonderful spot for a memorable, magical hike lasting about 4.7 km, with an elevation gain of 160m. It’s a good spot for all skills levels, too. There are actually two falls to enjoy, one lower and one upper!
Address: Rolley Lake Provincial Park, Mission
25. Statlu Falls
At the end of some rugged logging roads, is beautiful Statlu Falls, and its huge! Statlu is located just near Statlu Lake. It is best accessed in July – October, and is pretty off the beaten track, so youll enjoy a lot of peace!
Address: StatluLakeFraser Valley