Cascade Falls is a rather easily accessible waterfall not very far from British Columbia (at least relatively). There are many waterfalls within 100 miles of Vancouver if you head north on BC-99, but there are also waterfalls found if you head east on Transcanadian Highway 1.
The hike to Cascade Falls is very easy, as there is a trail leading to the falls. Once you get there, you might be slightly disappointed. There is a fence blocking further viewing of the falls. This is because the area below the falls seems rather dangerous, especially when people don’t think. I don’t actually mind the fence. I just wish there was a “better” view of the falls. From the viewpoint where the trail ends, there are trees that are blocking getting a good picture. Your best bet would be to walk back along the fencing blocking you and try to find a point where you can get a better view. I had to slip the camera lens through the opening in the fence to get a better view.
Update: Though I haven’t visited, as of 2015, there is now a suspension bridge over the creek that seems to lead to much better views. Check it out!
- If you’re coming from Transcanadian Highway 1, you’ll want to exit toward Mission onto BC-7.
- Drive east of Mission on BC-7 for about 6.5 km to Sylvester Rd.
- Turn left on Sylvester Rd. Head 13 km down Sylvester Rd.
- You’ll find the road leading to Cascade Falls on your right. Pay attention. There will be a sign, but I can’t remember if it was that obvious.
- Head to the end of the road to the parking lot, and then start the short hike to the falls.
Accessibility: 9/10 (easy)
Length of Hike: 0.5 miles round-trip
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