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Francis Falls
   British Columbia, Canada

This waterfall has been confirmed by the World Waterfall Database, has been mapped and its height has been approximated but exact measurements have not yet been confirmed.
Francis Falls is a massive twisting horsetailing fall dropping over 1700 feet (likely much more) into very aptly named Headwall Canyon in the lower Toba River basin. The falls appear to consist of an upper section of twisting horsetails and slides, followed by a nearly vertical drop of somewhere between 700 and 900 feet in height, followed then by an additional set of cascades.

Because of the remoteness of Headwall Canyon, access to the falls is expensive and / or very difficult. The closest road to the falls is over 5km away, which itself requires a chartered ferry to access, and no trail is known to exist to the falls, so viewing the cataract from the air is most likely the easiest method of access.


  • Francis Falls is the Colloquial name of this waterfall

Our thoughts

Though the falls are rarely visited and have not yet been surveyed with any accuracy, topographic models, maps and the few pictures we have encountered all suggest that the stream is substantial enough in volume and the height of the falls is clearly great enough that Francis Falls should be considered among the major waterfalls in North America.

Francis 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
Unnamed Waterfall 0.67 mi / 1.07 km
Unnamed Waterfall 1.38 mi / 2.22 km
Unnamed Waterfall 2.56 mi / 4.1 km
Montrose Creek Falls 2.59 mi / 4.15 km
Unnamed Waterfall 2.9 mi / 4.63 km
Unnamed Waterfall 3.95 mi / 6.32 km
Unnamed Waterfall 4.22 mi / 6.76 km
Unnamed Waterfall 4.56 mi / 7.3 km
Unnamed Waterfall 4.87 mi / 7.79 km


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