Bridal Veil Falls is a beautiful Provincial Park in the Fraser Valley about 16 km East of Chilliwack. It’s a day-use park with an attractive picnic area and an impressive 60 metre high waterfall.
PARK REOPENS AS OF MAY 14TH
As a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic and government attempts to contain it, Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park closed temporarily on April 8th, 2020. This included all day-use areas at the park.
On May 6th, 2020, the BC Government announced that BC Park facilities would begin to reopen starting on May 14th. A number of provincially-managed parks did resume operations on that date, including Bridal Veil Falls. Most other provincial parks reopened then too, but not all of them.
Bridal Veil Falls in the Fraser Valley
The park at Bridal Veil Falls is just 32 hectares in size, and the walk from the parking lot to the falls is only about 15 minutes. Dogs are permitted when on a leash.
The trail to the waterfall is fairly level and follows the river through the forest, making it a pretty walk. Bridal Veil Falls makes for a nice place for a break when traveling to and from Vancouver in the direction of Hope and other parts of the interior of BC along the Trans-Canada Highway.
Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is 16 kilometres east of Chilliwack. From the Trans-Canada Highway, take Exit 135. You need a car to get there.
The 15-minute walk from the parking lot to the waterfall is uphill a fair. It’s not steep, but still fairly consistently uphill so more than what most people would want to push a stroller or wheelchair up (although you can get there without having to take any stairs).
Advice and Suggestions
Below are some tips to help you make the most out of your visit to the park.
TIP #1: Bridal Veil Falls is especially impressive in the spring and after periods of heavy rain. That’s when the falls are at their fullest!
TIP #2: The park is an excellent place for a stretch and a break when driving between Vancouver and the interior of BC. It’s also a great place to combine with a visit to the Chilliwack area and Harrison Hot Springs.
TIP #3: If you like Bridal Veil Falls, another park you’ll probably like is Shannon Falls near Squamish.
To learn more about the park click Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park.
To learn about another park that is very similar to Bridal Veil Falls but at the other end of the Lower Mainland, see our article about Shannon Falls.
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