Trip Planner:   Canada  /  British Columbia  /  Clearwater  /  Nature  /  Helmcken Falls

Helmcken Falls, Clearwater

(4.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Clearwater itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Clearwater

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Clearwater by other users

24 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Canada & Denver BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in British Columbia BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Canada BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 33 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, teens, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Alberta & British Columbia BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Ithis Set Of Falls Is truly Amazing To see. The sound of the water Is exciting To hear. The View around these falls is breath taking. This Is a Must see if you are near this location. Also a photograp...  more »
  • Super easy to get to with the kids, we all enjoyed the view. The trail was super easy for strollers and the mobility challenged  more »
  • It is very to get there, beautiful nature. beautiful route through the park, more than 50-60 km away from the entrance to the waterfall.
    View original
Google
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • As an Alaskan, I have to say, Helmcken Falls is very impressive. I visited there in September of 1971. I was visiting my father who was the superintendent on a project for K.P. Wood near Vavenby. The drive to the Falls was not bad for back then, all dirt and rock and pretty rough. It was a memory I'll never forget.
  • Tip: there's a hike that starts a few km south that gets you next to the waterfall for another impressive perpective. Don't forget your mosquito repellent if you are visiting during spring or summer.