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Rostrum Falls
   British Columbia, Canada

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This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
Photo of Rostrum Falls A series of modest glaciers occupy the northern slopes of Rostrum Peak, Bush Peak and Icefall Peak, all of which drain into the Rostrum Brook valley. The largest of these glaciers also happens to terminate at the highest point above the valley and in doing so, its melt waters are sent cascading down the mountainside for about 1200 vertical feet. The falls are split into two distinct leaps, the upper dropping about 650 feet and the lower standing about 350 feet, with a series of cascades in between making up the remaining 200 feet. The adjacent glaciers also produce parallel waterfalls streaming into the valley, but due to the distance involved and the side-on angle of view from the Icefall Brook FSR, they are hard to appreciate and even harder to gauge the significance of.

HISTORY AND NAMES


  • Rostrum Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall


Our thoughts


Though lofty, this waterfall is much more of an afterthought when taken in context with the other scenery in the valley - let alone the other monstrous waterfalls found in the vicinity.

Location and directions


Turn off the Trans-Canada Highway on Donald Road (signed for the town of Donald), then after a kilometer, turn left onto the Bush River FSR. Follow the Bush River Road for 63km then turn right onto the Valenciennes River FSR shortly after crossing the Valenciennes River. Follow the Valenciennes Road for 18km then bear left onto the Mons Creek - Icefall FSR and follow it for another 5km to Arras Cascade on the right (uphill). Rostrum Falls can be seen across the valley, immediately below Bush and Icefall Peaks. The road network in this area is not frequently maintained and can be rough. High clearance vehicles with 4wd capabilities are recommended.

Rostrum Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

Additional Nearby Waterfalls


Name of Waterfall Distance
Bush Mountain Falls 1.03 mi / 1.64 km
Arras Cascade 1.68 mi / 2.68 km
Icefall Peak Falls 3.6 mi / 5.77 km
Tethys Falls 3.62 mi / 5.8 km
Navy Creek Falls 3.74 mi / 5.98 km
Naiad Falls 4.05 mi / 6.49 km
Potamoi Falls 4.16 mi / 6.65 km
Cerberus Falls 4.84 mi / 7.74 km
Unnamed Waterfall 4.98 mi / 7.97 km

 

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Photography tips


Because the falls are viewed at over 2 kilometers away, a long telephoto is needed to get a good, fully framed shot of the waterfall (though arguably the mountains above are much more scenic). The falls face east and will see best lighting during the late morning hours.

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