Bridal Veil Falls & Bridal Creek

Fall color at Bridal Veil Falls in Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, Chilliwack, BC.

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Fall at Bridal Falls (Purchase)

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   I have always liked Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park. My parents used to take me there when I was a kid sometimes when we would venture this far out into the Fraser Valley. I remember the hike to the falls being the longest most arduous journey ever. Now it takes me about 6 minutes – though the sign says be prepared for a 15 minute hike. I don’t know who those people are, but I guess if you had to take it slow it could take that long.

   On this particular day I was heading out to Hope, BC and planning on driving back through Harrison Mills on Highway 7. I stopped at the falls because the overcast sky was much better for photographing here than the direct sunlight I am used to finding in this location. So I setup and shot a few of the lower falls, very minor, waterfalls along Bridal Creek before heading up to the main Bridal Veil Falls waterfall. As soon as I arrived the skies opened up with a solid rain so this shot here is one of the few that did not succumb to the pitfalls of shooting in the rain and the spray from the falls themselves.

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Small waterfall beside Bridal Falls (Purchase)

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   You can not see them in this shot but there are a few teenagers further up just beside the falls who, being somewhat drunken from the looks of things, decided that it would be a good idea to start rolling small boulders down the hill towards the viewing platform and another photographer who was shooting from there. Dodging rocks is usually when I decide to call it a day so I will be back next fall, hopefully with a bit better fall colour and nicer weather – and fewer rocks!

More photographs from this location can be found in my Bridal Falls Provincial Park Gallery.

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4 Responses to “Bridal Veil Falls & Bridal Creek”

  1. I have spent much time in the Chilliwack area myself, even lived in the city for a year at one point. LOVE the entire area, especially Cultis Lake. Plan on coming back this summer for a visit with Mrs. Toad. LOVE your blog and photos today Michael, I really enjoyed them!

    • Michael says:

      Thanks! I like Cultus Lake as too, but I mostly go there on weekdays when school is still in session in the Spring and Fall. It can be a very very busy, touristy place otherwise. The areas out near the Chilliwack River and Chilliwack Lake can be very nice as well.

  2. Anne McKinnell says:

    Very nice images Michael! We’ll probably stay somewhere around that area on our first night off the island in a couple of weeks. Hmm, maybe I’ll go visit here.

  3. Eden says:

    You have some lovely work on this blog 🙂

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