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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 4 days ago

I had been wanting to see these falls for a long time. I was not disappointed. Parking was easy. We had lunch at a picnic table and enjoyed a long visit with the falls. I can't wait to go back in the winter.

Thank Captains_Rum_Punch
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful view! Easy to get there and one of the many waterfalls worth visiting in Wells Gray. Even saw a bear on the way there.

Thank SwissTraveller3012
Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy and rewarding stop on your drive in the area. So majestic my panoramic camera couldn't do it justice.

Thank Kat M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the detour to visit this and the other 2 falls close by, but beware of the mosquitos who are ravenous!!! Pictures don't do it justice

Thank jamescim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly magnificent falls, awesome in its splendor.. pictures don't do justice. It was great to see the gorge into which the falls empties and flows thru. We were lucky to see a rainbow on the far side...the water falls into a huge cavern carved out...More

Thank Vajeed A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

THese falls are a must seee when in the area as they appear from the centre of a cliff - great vistas as well and we were lucky enough to see them in full flow after heavy rain the night before

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is just as other reviews state. Beautiful, spectacular waterfalls. It is well worth a visit during the day or dusk.

Thank macedon2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have driven the yellowhead between Kamloops and Edmonton probably 100 times but have never explored Wells Gray park before this spring. What a gem.

Thank ScottfromBlackie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite waterfall I've ever seen! And I've seen some amazing ones. So easy to access, anyone can view it, no hiking required. Tons of parking. Bring your bug spray though haha 110% worth the drive.

Thank Chantel C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This waterfall was well worth visiting, especially when it has a rainbow. It is a short, level walk from the parking lot and is only about 9-10 km from the park entrance.

Thank Karen S
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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
28 February 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
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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.