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Address: Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Activities: Hiking

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One of the best hikes in Waterton!

Perfect for a half day hike with some great views. The first half of the hike up to the falls is very easy, but when hiking up to the lake, the switchbacks become steep and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Jeremy F
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Perfect for a half day hike with some great views. The first half of the hike up to the falls is very easy, but when hiking up to the lake, the switchbacks become steep and challenging for a mountain run, but the swim at the end is worth it.

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Bertha falls is okay, just like any other falls. And as mentioned, the trail to Bertha Falls is easy, minimal effort is needed. Bertha Lake is stunning! It might be harder, with steeper trails and a lot of switchbacks, but it is definitely worth while. Always be aware of bears while hiking in Waterton, they are not harmful as long... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The hike is about 3km long and doesn't involve much elevation gain (approx 150m) but gives lots of opportunity for photos of both the town and Lake. The falls themselves are good to watch. The water runs in a groove between rocks so angular that it looks almost like they've been man-made. There are benches to rest on and a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Referring to this as Bertha Falls is completely misleading. There are at least three waterfalls along Bertha Creek. Two of the waterfalls take about 45 min to get to. The first is unnamed. The second is Lower Bertha Falls (Bridal Veil Falls). The unnamed falls and Lower Bertha Falls (Bridal Veil Falls) are less than 100m apart. You know wen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Beautiful hike up to an amazing waterfall and then onto a gorgeous alpine lake, takes 4 hours round trip some steep climbs, and switchbacks but our 7 year old did it OK and the lake is spectacular, well worth the hike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our kids were whiners on this one! It is long. We did see bear poop which was the highlight for them. the views were great at one stop off point. The falls were nice but not as nice as Cameron Falls. It is about an hour to the falls and longer if you are going to the lake. Bring water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great hike for family- beautiful destination- the Falls! Tougher going up than back- perfect! Within town site- easy to find.

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Sydney,Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Nice hike abouit 21/2 hours with excellent Upper Waterton Lake views, falls themselves nice if not spectacular, also passes Cameron Falls near the village.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The falls are beautiful, and the hike relatively easy. It is definitely more advanced than Blakiston Falls Hike (starting at Red Rock Canyon), but the scenery is great. We once kept on going to Bertha Lake, but we don't plan to go that far again, as there is a lot of walking in the trees without much scenery, and once... More 

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I visit Bertha Falls every time I go to Waterton. It's a nice easy hike to the falls. The hike to Bertha Lake is quite a bit further and much steeper, but definitely worth the work! The switchbacks make it easier to ascend than other trails that just go straight up. The hike is well travelled, but not so busy... More 

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