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Helmcken Falls

Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-587-6406
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Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-587-6406
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This waterfall was well worth visiting, especially when it has a rainbow. It is a short, level walk from the parking lot and is only about 9-10 km from the park entrance.

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This just became my fav waterfall of all time, anywhere! Could not believe the beauty of these falls even after seeing them for myself. A definite highlight of our trip and a must see for anyone. Only a short two minute walk from the parking...More

Thank Christy C
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed seeing these falls. The drive in is long but there is something to see all along the way, including a family of bears. The walk to the falls is minutes from the parking lot. The falls are unusual because the water dumps...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 19 June 2017

A well marked car park and an easy walk to these falls. At 141m in height, they are impressive. It does get bust in peak times

Thank Pat_Floyd_9
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The Helmcken Falls parking lot is a few minutes drive from the gates, accessed through Clearwater, BC, in Wells Grey Park, there are waterfalls easily viewed from a path a short distance from the parking lot. There are also a few others worth seeing if...More

Thank Line B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A very nice parc. we saw 2 bears on the road. You can visite the parc for hiking but at the end of the road (about 65 km) you can make a beautifull boattrip.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Super accessible to see a beautiful waterfall. Drive to the Helmcken Falls car park. Remember insect repellent!

Thank btr24
Reviewed 7 June 2017

It does take some time 50 minutes to get to this waterfall in Wells Gray Provincial Park. Be patient...the signs don't mark mileage until Helmcken until much later in the trip. Once you pass the golf course you are getting close. The trailhead to hike...More

1  Thank Okaggie
Reviewed 6 June 2017

What a great fall. Easy trail to get access to the viewpoint. The parking place needs to get better. A lot of holes, bad for the cars.

Thank Manfred P
Reviewed 5 June 2017

You do have to drive more than an hour into the park where there don't seem to have lots of visitors, but the sight of the fall is worth the time. It is a rather high fall, with snow surrounding it when we saw it...More

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16 June 2017|
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Response from Okaggie | Reviewed this property |
The road is paved all the way to the falls. After this point (if kept going straight instead of making the left turn) the further roads in Wells Gray are gravel. The parking lot was partially paved. There were other lots I... More
28 February 2017|
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Response from RJT06 | Reviewed this property |
There is an RV park near Dutch Lake and another near the Wells Gray golf course close to the Falls
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Response from Jeremy W | Reviewed this property |
3 or 4 minutes to the viewing platform through a wooded area.