Last Updated on October 20, 2020
BC has recently moved into Phase 3. We are now able to travel around the province for non-essential reasons. With the upswing of British Columbians adventuring around the Province, we have seen a lot of posts about a waterfall called Flood Falls, near Hope. We could not believe we did not know about this waterfall before now. Flood Falls is somehow still widely unknown!
Flood Falls (also known as the Flood-Hope Falls) is a two-hour drive from Vancouver, so we also paired the waterfall adventure with continuing on down the road to the historic Alexandra bridge, before turning around to adventure home. Another great addition we would recommend adding if you plan to be adventuring all day around the area of Hope, is the Othello Tunnels.
We love hikes through lush green forests with moss covered trees. A heavily forested trail, with the stream flowing from the falls right past the beginning of the trail, makes it a peaceful and cool hike even on the hottest day. The sound of rushing water is one of the most calming sounds to me, so being able to listen to it as we hiked to the falls was music to my ears. We have also heard that in winter the falls can completely freeze and is a popular spot for ice-climbers. Try to visit in the spring as by the end of the summer, the falls can potentially slow to a trickle.
If you have kids, this is a great hike option as it only takes about thirty minutes to reach the falls. It is a short 1km hike with a great reward. Flood Falls is seriously impressive! If you’re driving through Hope, the short hike also would be a great way to get some fresh air and stretch your legs for a driving break.
While you are walking through the forest, keep an eye out for contributions from local artists. We found some masks in the trees along the way. The kids loved spotting the masks. We even found a boot nailed to a tree, but are unsure if that was just randomly added by someone.
Take a look at how grand this easily accessible waterfall is:
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