August 09, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Smithers, Sightseeing Tours
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Just east of Smithers, there lays a turn off point to one of British Columbia's many recreation sites, Twin Falls. The waterfalls are first accessible by driving 6 kilometers up a dirt road (can be driven by any vehicle type) and there is a parking lot located close to a viewpoint and a viewing platform. If you wish to get a closer view of the falls, the hike gets steeper, although it is very rewarding from the higher point, as water sprays mists. You either have to walk through some of the water to access a higher point, or you have to climb over a steep rock. It is very possible for those of average hiking ability to get over the rocks, but I suggest stopping at the viewing platform with those hiking with children.
In the recreation site, there are also overnight camping spots and picnic tables available for use! Contact the BC Visitors Information Centers for more information about this great feature!