Helmcken Falls - Wells Gray Provincial Park

Cariboo Region, British Columbia

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PARK AMENITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

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Access Route
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Camping
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Goods & Services
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Washrooms
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Viewing Areas
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Trails
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Water Access
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About This Park

Seven of the Park’s waterfalls originate on the Murtle River, but perhaps none are more famous than Helmcken Falls, and the very reason Wells Gray Park exists. Cascading 141m to the canyon below, Helmcken Falls is the fourth largest waterfall in Canada. The fact you can access it just steps from the road is really an added bonus.

The viewing platform hangs over the lip of the canyon providing a panoramic view of the Murtle River tumbling in the distance. If you’d rather a more up-close-and-personal view of the falls, strike out on a one-hour hike along the Rim Trail where you’ll find waterfall views seen mostly by birds.

Helmcken Falls - Wells Gray Provincial Park

Park Facilities & Accessibility Features

Access Route

There is an identified accessible parking spot in the parking lot at this location. The access route is mostly a gentle 1 to 2 degree slope. There is a portion of the access route that has a 2 to 3 degree moderate slope. Accessibility to the falls is good. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Camping

There is no camping at this location Download Full Accessibility Audit

Goods & Services

There is no interpretive centre at this location. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Washrooms

The accessible washroom is situated adjacent to the parking lot. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Viewing Areas

There is a viewing platform which offers a spectacular view of the falls. It is accessible to people using mobility devices. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Trails

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Water Access

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