A day is all you need to experience these four spectacular waterfalls in the North Okanagan. Que the road trip music and pick up your best friend, you’re going to have an amazing day!
Make sure to bring waterproof cameras and clothes that can get wet because you’ll be sprayed by the strong water, especially if you visit during the strong spring runoffs.
1. Kay Falls
This stunning waterfall is located mere feet from the Trans-Canada Highway and is sure to blow you away! Despite its close proximity to the busy highway, it’s surprising how often it gets passed by.
Park on the side of the highway and walk the short, rocky trail to the falls. You’ll quickly become drenched with cold water as the wind whips the spray towards you. To experience the full power of the falls, visit in the spring when the run-off is strongest.
2. Moses Falls
You don’t want to miss the impressive Moses Falls just outside of Revelstoke! The 400m trail can be a little difficult to navigate, but you’ll forget all about it when you reach the falls.
The falls run majestically down the rock face and you’ll be left in absolute awe. Once you’ve visited the stunning upper falls, make sure to check out the lower falls as well.
To reach Moses Falls, turn onto Westside Road right before the bridge into Revelstoke. Follow it for 6 km, past the dump, and you’ll soon see the parking area to your right. It’s marked with a sign for Moses Falls and the trail heads down the hill into the forest.
3. Sicamous Creek Falls
Sicamous Creek Falls is another extremely easy waterfall to explore. It’s part of the larger Sicamous Creek Trail, but the waterfall is a mere 410m loop trail. The trail is well maintained and a set of wooden stairs will bring you right down to the bottom of the falls, giving you and up close and personal experience.
To reach the falls, turn onto Two Mile Road just outside of Sicamous (right across from Waterway Houseboats). Follow the road for 400m to the parking lot on your right.
4. Gorge Creek Trail
Gorge Creek is really a 3-in-1 waterfall trail. You’ll explore Fir Falls, Cedar Falls, and Hemlock Falls. Even though the trail is right next to the highway, the lush forest quickly blocks out the car noise and leaves you in a wonderful forest paradise. You’ll follow the creek as you quickly find each waterfall.
The trail is located right across from the Last Spike on the Trans-Canada Highway. Park in the Last Spike parking lot and walk through the attraction, following the trail up to the highway. Carefully cross the highway and you’ll find the trailhead directly across.
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