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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 yesterday

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 3 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank btr24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Okaggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there in May, around peak flow time and this waterfall was amazing! You can hike around the opposite side of the standard view point (about 8km return hike) and you end up right above the falls. It was spectacular!

Thank sasha378
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Is the parking area paved? Any gravel or uneven road surfaces? Our group will be on motorcycles so best we know road conditions in advance.
17 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
Please can you tell me where the nearest RV campsite is - or is parking available for them if we are just passing through?
1 March 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
Terry S
How long is the walk from the car park to the falls? We would like to see Helmcken but one of our group cannot walk far. Thank you.
22 July 2015|
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Response from Jeremy W | Reviewed this property |
3 or 4 minutes to the viewing platform through a wooded area.