Dawson Falls, British Columbia

In the Wells Gray Provincial Park area, there are a number of tall waterfalls. None of them are considerably wide. Dawson Falls is the opposite. While over 60′ tall, it’s much wider than the other falls, such as Helmcken or Spahats Creek Falls.

Dawson Falls is a very easy falls to visit, though I remember it being less than simple to find the best viewpoint for the falls. I think the viewpoint that is closest to the falls is not the viewpoint, if I remember correctly. I found that the viewpoint nearest the parking lot actually allowed for better pictures of the whole falls.


  1. From Clearwater, head north on Clearwater Valley Road for about 40 km/25 miles to the parking area for Dawson Falls. Along the way, you will have passed parking areas for Spahat’s Creek Falls and Moul Falls. If you reach the bridge over the Mushbowl, you’ve gone to far, though you’ll be able to re-encounter Dawson Falls on the return drive.

Accessibility: 10/10 (easy)
Height: 66′
Length of Hike: 0.2 miles round-trip


Dawson Falls in August 2010

Where in the World is Dawson Falls?


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