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Helmet Falls
   British Columbia, Canada

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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.
Photo of Helmet Falls Helmet Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The headwaters of Helmet Creek come gushing out of the Washmawwapta Icefield, and almost immediately plunge over 1000 feet to the valley below. The falls actually consist of two streams fed by three separate glaciers which merge at the top of the falls to form the main plunge. A second segment of the falls is produced by a seasonal subterranean stream which is fed by two of the three glaciers where water sinks into cracks and caves in the limestone bedrock.

HISTORY AND NAMES


  • Helmet Falls is the Official name of this waterfall


Our thoughts


As one of the tallest free-falling waterfalls in Canada Helmet Falls is worthy of great notoriety alone. But add in the fact that the falls often appears as two streams falling into one mid-descent, and the world renowned scenery and you've got the formula for one of North America's very best waterfalls.

Helmet 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 2.23 mi / 3.56 km
Unnamed Waterfall 2.27 mi / 3.63 km
Unnamed Waterfall 2.28 mi / 3.65 km
Goodsir Falls 2.91 mi / 4.65 km
West Goodsir Falls 4.71 mi / 7.54 km
Tumbling Creek Falls 4.9 mi / 7.84 km
Upper Tumbling Falls 4.94 mi / 7.91 km

 

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