Best Waterfall Hikes in Wells Gray Provincial Park

Words:: ML Ambassador Corry Bondini

The fall colours are bursting right now and it is the perfect time of year to go on a weekend road trip. Wells Gray Provincial Park is one of my favorite places to spend a few days exploring, especially at this time of year! Stop off at the visitor information centre to get a map before entering the park and they will give you instructions to get to all of the waterfalls listed below. This park is home to 39 named waterfalls and these are a few of my favorite:

Silvertip Falls:
I have never seen another person at this waterfall and that is one of the things I love about it. You can see the top of the waterfall from the parking lot. Follow the trail for about 15 minutes and you will pop out at the base of the falls. The way the waterfall separates and cascades in multiple streams is a stunning sight!

Enjoying the mystical view of Silvertip Falls
Enjoying the mystical view of Silvertip Falls

 

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Moul Falls:
This waterfall is one of the more popular hikes in the park, but for good reason! Enjoy an easy but beautiful walk to the base of this waterfall. Once you arrive you can actually walk all the way behind the falls, and come out on the other side.

 

McDiarmid Falls:
McDiarmid Falls can be combined with the above Moul Falls hike to make a longer option. Most people don’t go off the beaten track to get to this waterfall but it is so worth it!

Corry Bondini enjoying the extra effort it takes to reach McDiramid Falls
Enjoying the extra effort it takes to reach McDirmid Falls

 

Helmcken Falls:
Helmcken Falls is easily accessed by walking a few meters from the parking lot to a large viewing platform. This waterfall is truly worth driving through the park to see. In the winter a large snow cone forms at the base! There are a few brave souls who hike all the way to the base of the falls, but I prefer to view it from above.

Helmcken Falls in Wells Grey park
Helmcken Falls in Wells Gray Park

 

PHOTO CREDIT:

Silvertip Falls/Helmcken Falls:
Harley Bondini @hector_solo

Moul Falls: Susan Hall

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