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Address: British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-927-6164
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Canada's highest waterfall, at a height of 440 meters, offers many hiking...

Canada's highest waterfall, at a height of 440 meters, offers many hiking trails, campsites and viewing opportunities.

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Canada's tallest

What is neat about the falls is that the only way to see them is by foot. A great backpacking trip from 2 entrance options. Really nice campsite at the base of the Falls in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 July 2016
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Powell River, Canada

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

What is neat about the falls is that the only way to see them is by foot. A great backpacking trip from 2 entrance options. Really nice campsite at the base of the Falls in Strathcona Provincial Park

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

What a wonderful Hike. With the highest total vertical drop, measured at 440 metres (1443 ft), Della Falls is considered by many to be the highest waterfall in Canada. Thus the views are spectacular. In 1899, prospector and trapper Joe Drinkwater discovered Della Falls and named them after his wife. Drinkwater also built a 16 km (10 mi) hiking trail... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Della Falls is one of the highest in Canada. The trailhead is accessed at the end of Great Central Lake. There is a reliable boat shuttle service that will take you across the lake to the trailhead and pick you up, or you can find your way there. I have kayaked to the trailhead, which is about 20 miles, and... More 

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Thank Lesly D
Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

I hiked to the falls with my son (aged 16) and daughter (aged 20) over a couple of days in July. We took our own boat to the trail head, a ~30Km one-way trip, and left it at the dock while on the hike. This simplified timing for us, but it would have been easy enough to also book a... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The trail is well marked and creek crossings were being upgraded. I canoed in and out, taking my time over six days and five nights. Walk the Love Lake trail as there is a lookout offering the best view of Della Lake, Della Falls and the Nine Sisters.

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Lantzville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

A Fabulous feature on Vancouver Island. This is a bit of a hike but can drive to trail head or boat down Central Lake and access it from there. Best view is a heli tour from Campbell River. Spectacular scenery and the view from the top of the Falls is stunning. A Wes Coast treat.

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

We walked the trails from here to Elk Falls and down to Campbell River. Fabulous trees and scenary. Fisherman were fly fishing for salmon and trout below the dam .

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Tofino, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

It's a great hike. It's actually out of Port Alberni. It's not as challenging as one would think. A few tricky river crossings, lots of bugs, and a few bears, but the end result is worth it. We camped at the 3rd campsite, then walked to the falls to spend the day. Fewer bears there than the 4th site.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

Set within the south end of Strathcona Provincial Park, but not accessible without a major undertaking on a route experienced mountaineers call challenging. This route is over Mount Septimus. The trailhead begins at the north end of Great Central Lake,in Port Alberni. The 16 km trail roughly follows drinkwater creek, crossing it multiple times over bridges in disrepair. The main... More 

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