Pyramid Creek Falls Provincial Park
|Pyramid Creek Falls|
Pyramid Falls viewed from the Canadian.
|Location||Near Blue River|
|Total height||300 feet (91 m)|
|Number of drops||2|
|Total width||150 feet (46 m)|
Pyramid Creek Falls occurs where glacier-fed Pyramid Creek tumbles out of a hanging valley & into the North Thompson River. The falls are, in total, about 300 feet high & drop that distance in 2 large drops. The second & largest of the 2 drops fans out near the bottom in the shape of a pyramid, hence its name. The creek, after dropping over the falls, flows under the railway tracks & joins the North Thompson.
Accessing the falls and their respective park is quite difficult. The falls and park are located on the opposite side of the river from Highway 5, forcing most to settle for views of the falls from across the river. People who ride the trains that run past the falls (the railway tracks are, at that point, on the same side of the river as the falls) get close-up views of the thundering falls, whose waters throw up tons of spray in high water. Other than somehow crossing the river (most ideally by boat), that is the only way to get close to the falls.
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