Helmcken Falls
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1,017 reviews
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223
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Paul W
Shrewsbury, UK21 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
A spectacular waterfall and a must see in the Wells Gray National Park.
Can be busy, but was fine when I went with my wife.
Easily accessible, with well laid out paths and viewpoints.
Written September 15, 2022
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VancouverBeesKnees
Vancouver, Canada19 contributions
Sep 2022
A must see! Definitely one of the highlights of the park. We started our Wells Grey adventure by seeing this treasure.
Written September 7, 2022
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Martin B
Whyteleafe, UK86 contributions
Aug 2022
Well worth the short trek from the carpark. The bowl that has been eroded by the fall and the head that has been eroded by the river give some idea of the power of the water and the long term effects of water erosion
Written September 4, 2022
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Fair96
Edinburgh, UK83 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Stunning falls and easy to access. Quite a water drop and deep canyon views. Wells Gray Regional Park which is has a good road through.
Written July 25, 2022
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Martin
4 contributions
Jul 2022
Visiting Wells Gray Park obviously takes you to a lot of waterfalls, which Helmcken Falls are the most impressing ones.
Written July 20, 2022
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buelens
Ghent, Belgium223 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Very beautiful fall, a must see if you are in the neighbourhood. Take some spray against musquitos as you will need it but do not forget to take a pause and enjoy the waterfall!
Written July 20, 2022
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Marcus
105 contributions
Jul 2022 • Solo
Ok this was impressive. I found out it was the 4th tallest waterfall in Canada and it didn’t disappoint. A short walk from the car park and you’re there. Lots of history as well on boards. Please make sure you go to Dawson Falls too which is very close by.
Written July 16, 2022
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Tony D
Livingston, UK251 contributions
May 2022
We visited the Helmcken Falls, the Dawson Falls and the Spahats falls on the same day,

All were different and all worth visiting. The roads are suitable for an RV.

As we returned to Clearwater, we saw several RVs and cars stopped on the roadside and wonder what was wrong. There was a bear feeding near the road, completely ignoring us.
Written July 9, 2022
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steve w
Henley-on-Thames, UK84 contributions
May 2022
The falls are amazing both majestic and powerful. It is well worth the easy drive from Clearwater to see them. Although we did not use them there are trails from the falls.
Written June 7, 2022
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JulieGoodall
Coventry, UK88 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Don’t miss this when in the area, only a short walk from car park, but the falls are amazing. We also saw black bears on the approach road, so go steady and look out for them
Written May 25, 2022
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