Pyramid Creek Falls Provincial Park

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Pyramid Creek Falls Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located on the east side of the North Thompson River between the towns of Blue River (S) and Valemount (N).[1]

The Falls[edit]

Pyramid Creek Falls
Pyramid Falls, British Columbia.jpg
Pyramid Falls viewed from the Canadian.
LocationNear Blue River
Coordinates52°21′19″N 119°10′04″W / 52.35528°N 119.16778°W / 52.35528; -119.16778
ElevationTiered
Total height300 feet (91 m)
Number of drops2
Total width150 feet (46 m)
WatercoursePyramid Creek

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.[2] The second & largest of the 2 drops fans out near the bottom in the shape of a pyramid, hence its name.[3] The creek, after dropping over the falls, flows under the railway tracks & joins the North Thompson.

Access[edit]

Access to the falls and its respective park is difficult. The falls and park are located on the opposite side of the river from Highway 5, forcing most visitors to settle for views of the falls from across the river. However, passengers on VIA Rail Canada trains (most notably The Canadian) are able to get a close-up view of the falls as the train track run past the falls. The approach to the falls is announced by a crew member when approached from both east and west and the train slows down to allow passengers a better view.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pyramid Creek Falls Park". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest: Pyramid Creek Falls
  3. ^ Waterfalls of the Northeastern United States: Pyramid Creek Falls

Coordinates: 52°22′00″N 119°10′00″W / 52.36667°N 119.16667°W / 52.36667; -119.16667