Premier Listings for Bridal Veil Falls Park
Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a scenic day-use area in the Fraser Valley where visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, and viewing the spectacular Bridal Veil Falls, the sixth-highest waterfall in Canada, which tumbles almost 400 feet (122 metres) over a smooth rock face, creating a “veil-like” effect.
The 32-hectare park is situated in the Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone in an area characterized by low elevation valleys and lush, rounded mountains. Western red cedar, western hemlock, broadleaf maple, and red alder form a dense canopy over a sparse understorey of western sword fern and spiny wood ferns.
Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is located at the site of the ancient village of Popkum, which has settlement records dating back to the 1700s. Popkum is a First Nations word meaning puff ball, a plant which grows abundantly in the area.
Prior to the park attaining Provincial Park status in 1965, Bridal Veil Falls was used to generate electricity in the early 1900s for the Bridal Falls Chalet. Today, only traces of the concrete foundation for the power generator remain.
A 15-minute stroll through a forest of cedar and fir leads to a viewpoint at the base of the falls. Located at the base of Chilliwack’s famed Mount Cheam, popular Bridal Veil Falls is prone to freezing during colder winters, which results in the formation of an unstable wall of ice. During these periods, the base of the falls is an extremely hazardous area, and visitors should use caution as it may be subject to slippery footing and falling rock or ice.
Bridal Creek flows through the park, under the freeway and into Cheam Lake Regional Nature Park, eventually emptying into the mighty Fraser River.
The significant wildlife species in the park are primarily songbirds and small mammals. Songbird species include the varied thrush, black-throated gray warbler, and red-breasted nuthatch. Transient species include porcupine, Columbia blacktail deer, and black bear.
Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is located in Bridal Falls on the south side of the Fraser River, 10 miles (16 km) east of Chilliwack in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Take Exit 135 off Highway 1 and follow the signs to the park.
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