Canada Waterfalls

by Charles Kosina
(Melbourne, Australia)

Sunwapta Falls

Sunwapta Falls

Sunwapta Falls
Helmcken Falls
Takkakaw Falls
Athabasca Falls

Having just returned from an extensive photographic tour of British Columbia and Alberta in Canada, and Montana and Wyoming in USA, we have a large collection of spectacular waterfalls.


Top of my list are the Takkakaw Falls in the Yoho National Park near Field, BC. These are glacier fed and are the second highest falls in Canada. It is difficult to grasp the scale in a still photo, a video gives a much better impression. Near the base of the falls is an icy wind due to the displacement of air by the near freezing water.

The Athabasca and Sunwaptu Falls in Alberta are of much smaller scale, but are also impressive.

Finally, I have also included the Helmcken Falls in the Wells Gray Provincial Park north of Clearwater, BC. These are the fourth highest falls in Canada.


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Aug 06, 2018
Canada - west - missed fall
by: David G. Marshall

Emperor Falls is a well known quite large fall, about 50-75 feet high with a huge water flow, on the popular but challenging Berg Lake Trail in Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia, west of the town of Jasper Alberta. There are lots of pictures of it on the internet.

Aug 06, 2018
Canada - west - missed fall
by: David G. Marshall

There is a little known waterfall of a fair height in Kootenay National Park, in eastern British Columbia, just south of Yoho National Park where Takkakaw Falls is located. It is called Helmet Falls and is about 500 feet high, with a lower fall of about 200 feet high, but is hard to reach as only a trail reaches it from the highway and it is about 20 km one way, through bear country. This waterfall really makes a "crackling" sound at full flow, I was there many years ago. There are some pictures of Helmet Falls on the internet, but they are at low water levels, google Helmet Falls, Kootenay National Park.

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