This awe-inspiring 324 foot waterfall in B.C. will take your breath away

0
823

Bergeron Falls
curtis_germaine / Instagram

While there are a number of places to go hiking in British Columbia, Bergeron Falls is a truly awe-inspiring sight to behold.

Located in Tumbler Ridge, the statuesque rapids are located in a horseshoe-shaped bowl with steep walls that allow the water to plunge an impressive 328 feet down.

Tumbler Ridge is home to the second Global Geopark in North America – a UNESCO Global Geopark is an area recognized as having internationally significant geological heritage. As a result, visitors will find fascinating things to discover within the area that include everything from wildlife to folklore, archaeology to culture.

What’s more, the area is home to the Tumbler Ridge Museum which has a number of impressive fossils from the area and also offers tours. Guests may visit the original place where the first dinosaur footprint was discovered by a local nine-year-old boy in Flatbed Creek as well as numerous other locations where fossils have been found.

The Bergeron Falls area is accessible year-round and offers a variety of recreational opportunities that include snowshoeing, ice-climbing and hiking. With that in mind, the hike to the falls is considered an intermediate journey, and, as a result, hikers must ensure that they are prepared for the terrain and current conditions.

Furthermore, there are three specific viewpoints that hikers may view the falls from safely. The Tumbler Ridge Geopark advises that you should, “not approach the cliff edge elsewhere, as it is precipitous and unstable in places, and heed the barricades which have been installed.”

Bergeron Falls

View this post on Instagram

#bergeronfalls #tumblerridge #tumblerridgegeopark

A post shared by Matt Rudd (@ruddmatt) on

View this post on Instagram

#bergeronfalls #tumblerridge #tumblerridgegeopark

A post shared by Matt Rudd (@ruddmatt) on

Be sure to check current weather, terrain, and wildlife conditions prior to embarking on a hike. In addition, make sure that you know your physical limitations, tell someone where you are going, bring enough food and water, wear appropriate clothing, and never hike alone. Don’t attempt dangerous poses for photographs.

Visit Vancouver Trails online for a detailed list of safety tips and things to consider before your next hike.