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Storey Peak 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 Storey Peak Falls Storey Peak Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls viewable from a road in British Columbia. The falls drain from a handful of small glaciers and snowfields on the Squamish-Ashlu Divide, feeding into two separate streams which initially plunge over the side of the valley then skip and stairstep the rest of the way to the Squamish River below. The falls actually consist of between 10 and 15 distinct steps on each segment, but its almost impossible to tell where one ends and the next begins, so we have opted to consider the whole series to fall within the Steep Cascade category.

HISTORY AND NAMES


  • Also Known as: Icecap Falls
  • Storey Peak Falls is the Proposed name of this waterfall

This waterfall had previously been referred to as Icecap Falls. This naming convention was based on poor resolution / poorly labeled maps, and after consulting more accurate ones its clear the falls drain from Storey Peak rather than Icecap Peak, so the name has been adjusted accordingly. It should also be noted that the 1st Edition of the Vancouver, Coast & Mountains Backroad Mapbook incorrectly marks Icecap Falls (this waterfall) at the location where Bedard Falls occurs.

Our thoughts


Though the volume of this waterfall isn't great and its viewed from a mile distant, its still a very impressive waterfall when seen in person, and the backdrop of the snowcapped mountains above it make it all the more imposing. Its well worth the drive up the Squamish Valley just to see this waterfall, but the fact that there are other more closely accessible in the area means this could be considered the ultimate bonus waterfall.

Location and directions


The falls are best seen from the Squamish Main around the 29 mile marker. The best viewpoint is the large open staging area on the river side of the road around the 29 mile marker which the rafting companies use to access the Squamish River.

Storey Peak 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
Spam Creek Falls 1.15 mi / 1.84 km
Bedard Falls 1.79 mi / 2.86 km
Unnamed Waterfall 2.84 mi / 4.54 km
Ashlu Falls 4.9 mi / 7.84 km

 

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Photography tips


Because the falls are viewed from over a mile away, a good telephoto lens is necessary to get a good picture. Not much more than about 100mm is necessary to frame the whole waterfall, because it simply is that big, but haze can be a big problem in this valley, so glass that can deal with the problems posed by atmospheric distortion is better. A polarizer will also be invaluable. The falls face east so light will be best before 2pm.

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