June 19, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Vanderhoof, Outdoor Activity Tours
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Northern British Columbia has an abundance of mountains, lakes, rivers, and many incredible waterfalls. The region is full of so many picturesque and secluded areas that the outdoor enthusiast in me never seems to get bored by so many new adventures that are available. Throughout my travels, I always try to search out and explore as many waterfalls as possible. I enjoy the power that the waterfalls create and the chance to explore and discover them.
One of my favourite waterfalls in the Vanderhoof area is Greer Creek Falls. After a short drive heading south from Vanderhoof on Kenny Dam Road, just around the 37km mark on the road is located the parking lot for the trail leading to the falls. I found myself here by accident one day but was pleasantly surprised by what I found. The trail is quite steep with many trees, flowers and other plants leading the trail down the path to where the falls are located at the bottom. The falls disappear into a nice pool at the bottom which is great place for a quick swim to cool off after the hike down. There is a great little picnic area with a few tables to enjoy a meal on while you enjoy the mist from the pool. The adventure seeker in me decided to climb the hill beside the waterfall, which may or many not have been the best idea, but it turned out well and I enjoyed doing it. It definitely gave a much different perspective of everything from on top of the falls.
This waterfall is definitely worth the drive in and the hike down to it and I would recommend it to anyone. There are so many great waterfalls in Northern British Columbia, so this little gem just south of Vanderhoof is a great adventure for anyone.