If you’re looking to experience more of the “natural” when it comes to “Super Natural British Columbia,” and have an adventurous spirit, challenge yourself or your friends to a waterfall expedition. Starting with Mehatl falls in Boston Bar, this uniquely beautiful water feature is hidden deep within the Mehatl creek provincial park near the Nahatlatch river. Hiking in this park requires excellent path sourcing skills making this one the perfect place for those with prior hiking experience to flex their route finding muscles.
The next stop on your quest for the best falls is Deception Falls near 100 Mile House. Located at the end of a short, steep trail which leads to a fenced viewpoint, the 0.8km route along a narrow path is known to be particularly tricky as its trail is often covered in pine needles and fallen trees. Try to scramble your way to the falls, but be sure to watch your step as you go.
As you make your way along the Gold Rush Trail there will be so many sights and attractions that are worth a stop, not the least of these being the Horsefly Waterfalls. Horsefly falls is split into 3 different sections, upper, middle, and lower. Upper Horsefly falls includes a mildly strenuous hike to the base, however it is less than 1 km. These falls are the perfect opportunity to test your direction skills, the locals are very familiar, but can you find it?
Moffat falls also finds its home in the Horsefly area. Containing 2 view points, the first one being easily accessible and the second being a short climb down to the base of the falls. This is a beautiful destination in both summer and winter as the falls often succumb to the below freezing temperatures and stand frozen still.
The final waterfalls in the challenge isn’t just one, but two. The Ghost Lake/Matthew River Falls located along the Gold Rush Circle Route will leave you awe-struck and amazed as you finish up the final leg of your quest. The first set of these falls can be enjoyed from the road into an area often used as a campsite, and are a sweet memory of mother natures’ creativity. An unmarked and steep trail will lead you to a second viewpoint where you will be met by another beautiful set of falls. Make sure to check road conditions or call the likely visitor centre before you embark on your adventure.