The waterfalls of Wells Gray Park.
About 80 feet high, Dawson Falls is the equal of Niagara...on a slightly smaller scale...but equally spectacular as it is here in full flood in the spring of 2006
"Spahats Creek Falls"
This 210 foot high cataract is on the way into Wells Gray Park, just north of Clearwater. The creek has carved a narrow canyon through the layers of basalt. It plunges into a small grotto before leaping into the chasm below.
"Rainbow over Dawson Falls"
"Spahats Creek and basalt cliffs"
The cliffs are about 500 feet high. Notice if you can spot the people at the top right on the viewpoint to give you a sense of scale.
"Helmcken Falls in full flood"
Note the ice still built up here in early spring. Many come to the falls in winter to see the huge ice cone that forms.
"Spahats Creek, above the falls"
Before plunging over the cliff, the creek passes through this dense stand of old cedar. One large tree has fallen across the creek. Have a look at the next page of the Travelog for a walk through the woods here.