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Helmcken Falls

Address: Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Fabulous views from the falls viewpoints! Great in the afternoon when the sun comes from the west. Worthwhile to hike west along the cliff edge for more great views. Keep well away from the edge!

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Clearwater, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

An amazing sight to see. Nature at its best. Fine trails and lots of parking. Not very busy either. You may see the odd tour bus.

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Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The cone that forms as the spray from the falling water freezes provides a unique view of this ageless wonder of the world. The road is plowed right up to the parking lot at Helmcken Falls so there is a short 5 minute walk in to see this amazing natural wonder. A 'must see' when visiting the Wells Gray Provincial... More 

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Bonsall, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Large falls that are just steps from the road! So very beautiful and can walk along a trail to see different perspectives of the falls!

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Superb Helmcken falls !! Wells Gray park deserves to be visited and Clearwater is a nices top between Vancouver and Jasper-Banff national parks

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Chilliwack
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

An absolutely beautiful sight! This is why I chose to visit Wells Grey Park for my holidays and was delighted to have seen the other fantastic falls in the area too. There are information boards around the Park by the Falls explaining the formation of the Falls which was interesting. We had perfect Autumn weather with very few other tourists... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Considering that we were travelling from Vancouver Island to Jasper, this was a good place to stopover. If you visit the park the waterfalls are worth definitely a visit. There are two access to the 2 sides of the canyon where the waterfalls are, the shortest has a very convenient parking place close to the viewpoint. The waterfalls are the... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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52 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was a really beautiful waterfall in the park. Actually the only one worth visiting in the Park.

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Rimbey, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our friend took us on a tour through the park and stopped at the various sites. This waterfall is truly spectacular. The view point it perfect for capturing video and still photo's of the waterfall and surrounding area. He told us that in the winter time when the falls freeze people ice climb on it. We have seen other waterfalls... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Amazing perspective on geological formations. Very hard to beat the majesty of these magnificent waterfalls

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