Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, British Columbia

Not far from Highway 1 near Chilliwack, British Columbia is Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. This small park which consists of thirty-two acres of land, is dominated by its sixty foot waterfall which has a veil-like effect as it tumbles down due to the mountain's smooth rock face which is falls from. CREDIT: Venture Vancouver, SOURCE: www.venturevancouver.com

Bridal Veil Falls is named for the veil-like effect which is created by water tumbling 60 metres down over the smooth rock face.

STATS

Type:

Park

Season:

Spring, Summer, Fall

Weather:

All Weather

Time:

45 minutes

Cost:

Free

What to bring:

Camera, Sense of Curiosity, Drink, Snack, Hiking Boots, Waterproof Clothing

Open from spring to fall, Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, located sixteen kilometres east of Chilliwack, British Columbia, provides a popular rest stop along the Trans-Canada Highway 1 in the Fraser Valley region. Although small (the Park only encompasses thirty-two acres of land) the environment within is awe-inspiring with moss covered trees, ferns and its stunning waterfall which cascades down in a distinctive veil-like fashion. A great stop for lunch, or just to explore, Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a beautiful British Columbia gem located at the base of Mount Cheam. Don't miss this spectacular waterfall!

Located sixteen kilometres east of Chilliwack and situated in a Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone which includes tree species such as western red cedar, western hemlock, maple and red alder as well as several varieties of ferns. This small park, only encompassing thirty-two acres encompasses mountainous terrain, a valley, and its star attraction, its 122 meter tall and 60 meter wide waterfall which originates high above atop Mount Cheam. The full waterfall cannot be seen from within the Park, however, it is visible from Highway 1. The rock face beneath the falls has been smoothed by hundreds of years of running water which gives the falls its distinctive veil-like appearance for which it is named for. The creek created by the waterfall flows into nearby Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park and eventually empties into the Fraser River.

The Park was once the site of a Popkum native village (the tribe takes its name from the 'puff ball' plant which is abundant in the region) in the 1700s, and in the 1900s the waterfall was used to generate electricity for the Bridal Falls Chalet. Visitors to the Park can still see remnants of the concrete foundation of the power generator. In 1965 the government of British Columbia created Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park in an effort to preserve the waterfall as it is the source of water for the nearby wetlands and to provide a place for visitors to explore and enjoy.

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a day use area which consists of several picnic tables, washroom facilities, potable water and a loop hiking trail which leads to a platform at the base of Bridal Veil Falls. The hike takes about half an hour and it is important to stay on the marked pathway and heed all warning signs as bears have been spotted in the area.

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a popular stop along Trans-Canada Highway 1 in British Columbia's Fraser Valley with stunning views of its waterfall from spring to fall (the Park is closed during the winter due to unsafe icy conditions). Take a picnic lunch, hiking boots and explore the forest and waterfall of Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park!

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Visitors to Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, located east of Chilliwack, British Columbia have the opportunity to take a packed lunch to enjoy at one of the many picnic tables in the Park as well, to take a short hike to the Park's namesake, the Bridal Veil Falls which is named for the effect of the falling water as it flows over the smoothed rock below.
Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, located just off Highway 1 east of Chilliwack, British Columbia offers a spectacular setting for which to enjoy the veil-like waterfalls and its flowing creek. Offing picnic facilities, this Park is an ideal day trip in British Columbia's Fraser Valley.
British Columbia is well known for its beautiful temperate rain forests such as the one which can be seen as Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park which is located just east of Chilliwack. The rainy environment and the moisture from the falls as created a lush environment complete with ferns, moss and green trees year round.
Tumbling 60 feet down a rock face, Bridal Veil falls is named for the 'veil like' effect the water creates as it tumbles down the rocks. This small Provincial Park near Chilliwack, British Columbia is an ideal picnicking spot and offers a spectacular view of the beautiful falls from the small trail.


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Take Exit 135 off Highway 1 east of Chilliwack and follow the signs to Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park.


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