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James Bruce 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.
James Bruce Falls is the tallest of several dozen waterfalls which stream down the cliffs at the head of Princess Louisa Inlet. The falls are fed by a small glacial remnant situated above 5,000 feet above sea level, which likely sustains a consistent volume of water throughout the year. However, due to the small drainage area, the volume of water present in the falls is consistently insignificant. The falls occupy a narrow crevice in the lofty cliff face for over half of its descent, and as a result cannot be clearly seen from Princess Louisa Inlet in entirety, but is apparently wholly visible from trails which head further up the Loquilts Creek drainage.


  • James Bruce Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall

Our thoughts

James Bruce Falls is a significant waterfall in that it is, thus far, the tallest waterfall we have cataloged in North America. However, it is not a major waterfall by any metric other than total height and as far as we are concerned, is simply another minor cascade among the thousands of similar falls throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Location and directions

James Bruce Falls is found on the west side of the valley about a kilometer north of the docks at Chatterbox Falls at the head of Princess Louisa Inlet. The only way to reach the falls is by float plane or boat, followed by an optional hike.

James Bruce 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
Snake Falls 0.56 mi / 0.9 km
Unnamed Waterfall 0.58 mi / 0.93 km
Unnamed Waterfall 0.63 mi / 1.02 km
Unnamed Waterfall 0.85 mi / 1.35 km
Chatterbox Falls 0.98 mi / 1.57 km
Loquilts Creek Falls 1.09 mi / 1.74 km
Teahouse Falls 1.36 mi / 2.17 km
Unnamed Waterfall 2.11 mi / 3.37 km
Unnamed Waterfall 2.27 mi / 3.63 km
Unnamed Waterfall 2.64 mi / 4.23 km


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