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Helmcken Falls, Clearwater

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See an impressive natural landmark at Helmcken Falls, the fourth-highest falls in the country. Surrounded by the lush vegetation of a provincial park, the cascade drops over the western escarpment of the Murtle Plateau and crashes into a rough canyon. A viewing platform offers a good perspective on the falls, with the water, canyon, and surrounding trees forming a memorable (and very photogenic) scene. A range of trails through the countryside begin at the falls, of varying lengths and difficulties. Add Helmcken Falls and other attractions to your Clearwater trip itinerary using our Clearwater vacation planner.
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  • 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 park...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • Super accessible to see a beautiful waterfall. Drive to the Helmcken Falls car park. Remember insect repellent!  more »
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  • Falls beautiful. Bring mosquito spray!!! You won't spend long here as it's just the lookout up top (didn't see any trails etc). There are a couple of other falls & lookouts on the road in/out too which are good. Saw a couple of accommodation places & eatery/pub on the road in also. Saw a big bear on the side of the road on the way in!
  • One of my favourite waterfalls. I've visited twice to soak in the spectacular view. Though it's a short way off the main road, it is well worth the effort to get there. I remember this image was on the front cover of our phone book a few years back.
  • make sure you visit this place when heading back to BC from Jasper National Park. the view is breathtaking! one of the most amazing things i've seen this year. photos cannot capture what i've seen with my eyes
  • Phenomenal view of the falls. Would've loved to have done the Helmcken Rim trek, but we were on a time constraint. A mere few minutes from the parking area and you're amidst the gorgeous view.
  • Gorgeous falls that can only be seen on a clear day (when it's rainy the mist covers it). Massively tall. Easy to get to from the parking lot.