The Canadian wilderness is packed with adventures and BC boasts some truly spectacular sights. Kay Falls is an impressive, little-known gem of a waterfall located between Sicamous and Revelstoke on the Trans Canada Highway. Hundreds of people pass it daily but very few know it’s there, let alone that it’s a mere two-minute walk from the highway. Make sure to stretch your legs at Kay Falls when you travel through the Rockies!
Where is Kay Falls?
Kay Falls is 36 km from both Sicamous and Revelstoke and is located at the Eagle River Bridge. If you’re coming from Sicamous, watch for Crazy Creek Resort which is 3.5 km from the Kay Falls trailhead. If you’re coming from Revelstoke, watch for the Enchanted Forest which is 3 km from the trailhead. Both Crazy Creek and the Enchanted Forest are large roadside attractions with plenty of advertisements and visitors – you can’t miss them. Kay Falls is a great, free alternative to those popular stops.
Unlike Crazy Creek and the Enchanted Forest, there are no signs for Kay Falls and parking is a simple, small pull-out on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway. There’s a surprising amount of room for vehicles, yet it’s often empty.
Take a Short Hike to Kay Falls
If you visit in the spring, you’ll hear the waterfall as soon as you step out of your car. A small, well-worn trail leads into the forest and a short, rocky trail will bring you to the base of Kay Falls within a few minutes. If you look carefully, you’ll be able to see the falls through the trees before you even leave the pull-out.
What to Expect from Kay Falls
Kay Falls is best visited from March to July when its flow is the strongest. The veiling waterfall is well hidden, yet easily accessible and drops an impressive 187 feet to its base just feet from the Trans-Canada Highway.
You’ll be sprayed by the cold, aggressive mist as you approach Kay Falls. The temperature will drop by a few degrees and the mist will make it difficult to catch your breath. A strong wind will rush from the falls and grab your hair and clothes. Make sure to only bring things that can get wet because they'll get very wet!
Kay Falls is a wonderful, undeveloped waterfall and it’s important to be very careful when exploring; it would be easy to slip on the wet rocks or get caught in the rushing water.
Exploring Kay Falls is part of our Okanagan Bucket List! If you want more fun places to explore all year-long, make sure to check it out.
Trail Information & Directions
Kay Falls is an easily accessible, stunning waterfall located on the Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke in BC. From the highway, there's only a small 45-foot wide window where the falls are partially visible.
The trailhead is unmarked and is located immediately after the Eagle R. at Kay Falls Bridge between Crazy Creek Resort and the Enchanted Forest.
|Distance||~200m (0.1 mi)|