The most beautiful waterfall hikes

Head out on a scenic hike and explore some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Canada. Nothing beats feeling the mist of cascading waters on your skin or hearing the roar of rushing water as it echoes all around you. It's time to get out and explore some natural wonders!




Gros Morne National Park

Hop aboard the Western Brook Pond boat tour! Take in stunning views such as glacier-carved land-locked fjords, billion-year old cliffs and pass by tall cascading waterfalls.

Distance: 2.7 km gravel and boardwalk trail, about 45 minutes and 2 hour boat ride
Difficulty: Level: easy

Gros Morne National Park

Hike to the top of a billion-year-old ridge of granite plunging 40 m! Explore the gentle sloping trail to Southeast Brook Falls, an easily accessible hike perfect for little legs.

Distance: 700 m round trip, about 30 minutes
Difficulty: Level: easy

Gros Morne National Park

Take the gentle sloping boardwalk trail to Baker’s Brook Falls and admire a balsam fir forest and bog that can be seen year-round. Take a walk in the spring or summer and enjoy the wildflowers that embellish the landscape.

Distance: 9.2 km round trip, 2 to 3 hours
Difficulty: Level: moderate

Terra Nova National Park

Head out on the Coastal Trail and hike along the shores of Newman Sound taking you from sandy spots to mudflats and trails hugged by Boreal Forest. Let the sounds of Pissamare Falls excite you as you emerge closer!

Distance: 9.5 km round trip, 3 to 4 hours
Difficulty: Level: moderate



Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Travel alongside the Mersey River and head to the stunning viewing area at Mill Falls, A more accessible route is also available from the Mill Falls parking lot (approx. 5 minute walk to the falls).

Distance: 2 km round trip, about 30 minutes
Difficulty: Level: easy

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Explore the babbling brooks of MacIntosh Brook Falls in A must-see in spring, this relaxing family-friendly hike is a delight for old and young alike.

Distance: 1.7 km round trip, about 30 to 45 minutes
Difficulty: Level: easy

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Venture to the remarkable Corney Brook Falls and let the rushing waters leave you mesmerised. Hidden deep in the Acadian forest, you’ll follow a river canyon known by locals as the Rivière à Lazare.

Distance: 6.5 km return trip, about 2 hours
Difficulty: Level: moderate



Fundy National Park

Explore the swift, rushing waters of Laverty Falls. Don’t be afraid to cool off in the deep pool that has been carved beneath these curtain falls.

Distance: 2.5 km one way, about 1 hour each way
Difficulty: Level: easy

Fundy National Park

Travel along a beautiful boardwalk through a lush valley to the majestic Dickson Falls.

Distance: 1.5 km loop, about 30 minutes
Difficulty: Level: easy

Fundy National Park

Travel along the Third Vault Falls Trail and let this lush trail lead you to a magnificent waterfall reaching 16 m crashing into a rocky ravine and travelling into the Upper Salmon River.

Distance: 7.4 km round trip, about 3 to 4 hours
Difficulty: Level: moderate



Forillon National Park

Venture along steep stairs and admire the crashing waters of the 17 m La Chute waterfall. Wind your way along quiet woodlands as you travel through maple and cedar grove.

Distance: 1 km loop, about 30 to 45 minutes
Difficulty: Level: easy

La Mauricie National Park

Explore a hidden gem in Quebec! Follow along a wide gravel path to reach the rushing Parker Falls. Pack a picnic, go for a swim, or enjoy the mist. Head out in the spring and have it all to yourself!

Distance: 8.2 km round trip, about 3 hours
Difficulty: Level: moderate



Pukaskwa National Park

Head out on a hike along the Coastal Hiking Trail. This hike is worth the trek as you arrive at the amazing White River Suspension Bridge, a whopping 23 m above Chigamiwingium Falls.

Distance: 18 km hike, about 8 to 9 hours
Difficulty: Level: difficult



Jasper National Park

Explore broad valleys shaped by glaciers as you explore Sunwapta Falls starting from the Sunwapta parking lot Keep the adventure going and venture to Lower Sunwapta Falls off the Icefield Parkway!

Distance: 2.6 km round trip, about 1 hour
Difficulty: Level: easy

Waterton Lakes National Park

In the heart of Waterton Lakes National Park’s townsite sits the impressive Cameron Falls. Accessible at various points throughout the townsite, choose the hike or drive right up to the Cameron Falls parking lot!

Distance: For the hike: 3.2 km one way, about 1 hour
Difficulty: Level: easy



Yoho National Park

Enjoy a scenic drive along the winding Yoho Valley Road and stop to stroll along an easy trail to the base of one of the highest waterfalls in Canada. Standing a whopping 373 m high, Takakkaw Falls is a very popular stop, so be patient when waiting for a parking in the summer.

Distance: 1.3 km trail, about 30 minutes
Difficulty: Level: easy

Glacier National Park

Discover the magical Bear Creek Falls. Typically snow-free by mid-June, take a moment to enjoy the cool spray before a short but steep hike back to your vehicle.

Distance: 1 km return trip, about 1 hour
Difficulty: Level: moderate

Yoho National Park

At an impressive 30 m high and 150 m wide, Wapta Falls is a must-see! Let the mist hit your skin and take in the amazing, roaring sounds of nature’s wonders.

Distance: 4.6 km return trip, about 1.5 hours
Difficulty: Level: moderate

Yoho National Park

A simple trek brings you to Marble Canyon. Hike along the rim on a canyon, admiring the smooth limestone rock on the cliffside. Want to extend your hike? Continue to Paint Pots Springs to observe three iron-rich mineral springs.

Distance: Short option: 0.9 km, about 30 minutes each way
Distance: Extended option: add another 2.9 km including return for about 2 hours. Total 4.7 km, about 3 hours
Difficulty: Level: moderate

Yoho National Park

Discover a spectacular double cascade known as Twin Falls. Venture through a lush forested trail beside the Yoho River and admire Laughing Falls along the way.

Distance: 16.4 km, about 6 hour return trip
Difficulty: Level: moderate

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

Embark on the hike of a lifetime on the West Coast Trail. Head to the magnificent sheet of rushing waters known as Tsusiat Falls, Tsusiiyit (Ditidaht First Nation), and Cusiyiyt (Huuayaht First Nations) to feel the fresh mist on your skin.

Distance: Full hike: 75 km in 7 days starting at Nitinaht village
Distance: Shorter hike: 33 km in 3 days starting at Nitinaht Narrows
Difficulty: Level: difficult



Nahanni National Park Reserve

Gaze in awe at magnificent Náįlįcho (Virginia Falls). Feel the great-spirit water of the South Nahanni River thunder as it surges over an almost 100-metre-tall ledge.

Difficulty: Level: difficult

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