British Columbia, Canada
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This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
HISTORY AND NAMES
- Silvertip Falls is the Official name of this waterfall
Silvertip Falls ranges from a spectacular booming cataract in the early months of the summer to a lacy braid of water late in the year, so in order to experience the falls at their best its necessary to plan your visit accordingly. We're not sure that visiting the falls in late September or October would be worth the drive up the dusty road, but its more than worth it in May and June.
Location and directions
From Highway 5 in Clearwater follow the Clearwater Valley Road north towards Wells Gray Park for 11.3 km then turn right onto Spahats Creek Road. Proceed for 6.3km, staying right at the first junction. The falls will come into view above the road shortly before the sign marking the Silvertip Falls recreation site is encountered on the left. The trail to the falls is about 1km in length.
|Silvertip 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|
|Ida Falls||2.81 mi / 4.5 km|
|First Canyon Falls||3.77 mi / 6.04 km|
|Unnamed Waterfall||3.88 mi / 6.21 km|
|Second Canyon Falls||3.98 mi / 6.37 km|
|Third Canyon Falls||4.31 mi / 6.9 km|
|Spahats Creek Falls||4.46 mi / 7.13 km|
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Silvertip Falls is difficult to adequately photograph due to its lofty, twisting nature. The pitch of the upper falls considerably foreshortens the falls when viewing from the base and the lower half is hidden from view from the road. Both telephoto and wide lenses are useful when shooting this waterfall. The southwesterly facing will expose the falls to direct sunlight from the late morning through most of the day, though the bottom parts of the falls will see plenty of shade due to the thick surrounding forest.
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