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British Columbia

BC Fall Colours and Waterfalls

 
 
Tour Date tba 2016 (4 days)
Cost $tba + gst  double occupancy
Departs From Vancouver
Max. participants 10
Leader Tony Greenfield

 


Brandywine Falls


Helmcken Falls


Dawson Falls


Participants, Fall Colours
 

BC Fall Colours and Waterfalls

Leader: Tony Greenfield

This tour has the dual objective of visiting a cross-section of BC's waterfalls at the time of year when the interior landscape is ablaze with the golden foliage of maples, cottonwoods, aspen and birch.

BC is one of the biggest, highest, steepest, wettest and snowiest jurisdictions in the world. In addition the landscape has been afflicted over the millennia by the old triumvirate of fire, ice and water. Volcanic eruptions, glaciation and fluvial erosion have worked hand in hand to create a wide variety of waterfall types. It is no surprise then that BC has a rich waterfall heritage.

While the 16 major waterfalls along the route will be our destinations, the itinerary will take us through the unending panorama of spectacular scenery for which BC is famous...the Fraser Valley, Harrison Lake, the Fraser Canyon, the North Thompson River, Wells Gray Provincial Park ("the waterfall park"), the Cariboo, the arid benchlands of the Fraser River east of Lilloooet, the Duffey Lake Road and the Sea to Sky Highway. Your guide will identify and interpret the landforms, forests, plants, birds and wildlife along the way.

The waterfalls will vary from the spectacular high, ribbon-like plunges of Brandywine and Spahats, to the river-wide Dawson Falls (a miniature Niagara), to the wild complexities of Shannon and Nairn, and the wonder of Helmcken (perhaps BC's premier waterfall). There will even be an opportunity for the adventurous to stand BEHIND the falling water of a major 35 metre high falls... a breathtaking experience.

The tour route is designed to maximize visiting a variety of waterfalls whilst taking advantage of BC's varied scenery. The itinerary is also based on making this tour accessible to almost everyone, as most viewpoints are via short, level, improved trails.

While BC's fall colour cannot compete with the crimson of the Eastern forests, the intensity of the golden hues of our interior is still mightily impressive and mid-October is the prime viewing season..

  Itinerary - BC Fall Colours and Waterfalls

The tour price of $tba + gst covers all accommodation, transportation and guiding.  

Does NOT include meals.
 

  9 - 12 October 2015
 
Day 1  Depart  Vancouver
Visit Bridal Falls and Rainbow Falls
Fraser Canyon & Coquihalla Highway to Kamloops
Overnight at Clearwater
Day 2 Explore Wells Gray Park
Spahats, Dawson and Helmcken Falls, The Mushbowl,
Bailey's Chute, Marcus Falls and Osprey Falls.
Overnight at Clearwater
Day 3 Moul Falls
Drive to Canim/Mahood Falls
Overnight at 100 Mile House
Day 4 Drive to Lillooet and the Duffey Lake Road
Sea to Sky Highway, Brandywine and Shannon Falls
Back to Vancouver
 

 

For more information or to reserve your space:

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phone: 604 885-5539

Box 319,  Sechelt, British Columbia, V0N 3A0, Canada

 

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Updated March 22, 2016

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