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5 waterfalls worth the drive from Kamloops

Jamieson Creek Falls is a waterfall located north of Kamloops.
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June 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM

KAMLOOPS — There's something about waterfalls and their ability to capture our attention whenever we hear the sounds of flowing water out in nature.

We found five spots to check out that are either here in Kamloops or worth a short drive from the city.

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Jamieson Creek Falls

North of Kamloops, you'll find Jamieson Creek Falls. It's a great area to hike throughout all seasons. According to local hiking groups, it takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to get to the falls from the start of the path. Not only is it a short drive from the City, the trail leading to the falls is almost all flat.

To get there, take Westsyde Road for 20 kilometres, take a left on Jamieson Creek Main Haul Road and then continue on this road for approximately 13 kilometres.

For directions on how to get there from Kamloops go here.


Whitecroft Falls 

If you're travelling towards Sun Peaks, make sure to make a stop at Whitecroft Falls. Not only is this trail suitable for dogs, Hike Kamloops also ranks the trail to get to the falls as 'low difficulty'. It's a stunning waterfall hidden on the way to Sun Peaks and only takes approximately 30 minutes to get to the falls from the head of the trail.

To get there, get on Highway 5 heading towards Sun Peaks. Turn onto Old Highway 5, then take the first left onto Tod Mountain Road. Continue on this road until you get to the community of Whitecroft.

For directions go here. 


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Peterson Creek Park falls

Peterson Creek Park has about 30 kilometres of hiking trails and multiple trail heads all over the city. Not only is the park dog-friendly and located centrally, the area is also home to waterfalls.

Just remember to use caution while in the area. In the past, hikers have gotten stuck and stranded while trying to hike steep slopes that are off-trail. Be sure to follow signage posted by the City of Kamloops and stay on established paths.

For a list of all the trail heads around the city go here.



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Chase Creek Falls 

This waterfall is actually located east of Kamloops in the Shuswap. But if you're up for the 45 minute drive on Highway 1, it's definitely worth it to check out Chase Creek Falls. These falls are best to visit in the late summer and early fall, according to local hikers. The trail is suitable for hikers of all levels including dogs.

To get there, head east aong the Trans-Canada Highway for roughly 54 kilometres. Turn left onto Coburn Street from Highway 1 and then take a right on Paquette Road. Parking for the falls will be located at the end of this road on the right.

For directions how to get there from Kamloops go here.


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Wells Gray Provincial Park

Although Wells Gray Provincial Park is located in Clearwater, this provincial park offers a spectacular view of waterfalls located here in the Thompson-Nicola. The provincial park has more than 40 waterfalls according to the park's website. Wells Gray Park is located approximately an hour and a half away north of Kamloops.

To get there, take the Southern Yellowhead Highway heading towards Jasper for 129 kilometres. Once in the town of Clearwater, take the third exit at the roundabout. Follow signage for the provincial park.

For directions go here.


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