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Helmcken Falls

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Address: Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada
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Beautiful and easily accesible

Super easy to get to with the kids, we all enjoyed the view. The trail was super easy for strollers and the mobility challenged

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super easy to get to with the kids, we all enjoyed the view. The trail was super easy for strollers and the mobility challenged

Thank travellingjo77
Lennox Head, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This falls is totally worth the 49km drive from Clearwater. It is so beautiful and peaceful there. We were the only two there for a good 20 minutes. Totally worth it

Thank ClaireKing92
Roseburg, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Went near Christmas 2014 and the ice dome was incredible. The water still cascading into a huge snow cone :)

Thank Michael H
Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

It is only a short walk from the parking lot to the falls. The waterfall is very high and very impressive. I liked the 3 waterfalls that I saw in Clearwater but this one was special !

Thank traveladdict3500
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Well worth the short walk through the woods from the car park to Helmcken Falls. It was fairly flat which was useful as I am on crutches. The Falls are stunning.

Thank Jackiemmm
Albany, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Even on an overcast day the falls where magic. It seemed to be breathing, with the mist moving in and out of the canyon with a very light breeze, to the point of odsecuring the falls altogether and then coming back into view. Easy access for young and old but keep the children under supervision as the fencing ends and... More 

Thank Jannie N
Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Probably the most spectacular waterfall in Wells Gray Park. Not as wide as Niagara, but much higher. if you like to hike, you can cross the canyon and get close to the fall. It not, it is also beautiful from the trail which is only minutes off the road. Don't skip this one!

Thank RP-Netherlands
isle of Palms, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I visited these awesome falls over 40 years ago and was blown away then. I've been looking forward to returning ever since and finally the opportunity presented itself to take my wife here. I was blown away all over again and she was blown away as well. Sooooo peaceful, soooooo beautiful! Amazing find in the middle of no where yet... More 

Thank love2live4ever
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This was our second visit to the Falls and it did not disappoint. My wife and I visited in July 2016. Car parking is very good and the paths to the falls are clearly marked.

Thank John D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Easy, safe walk from the popular access with great views all year round. For the more adventurous, I would recommend the 'rim trail' which is accessible from the main road but several km south of the popular access. It's well marked with a parking lot. The trail is about a 4km hike (1 way) over mostly level ground, but it... More 

Thank Lain C

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