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Park Contact

Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd
Email address: info@seatoskyparks.com
Phone: (604) 986-9371

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park

About This Park

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park Located east of Chilliwack, Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a scenic day-use area. The landscape encompassing the park is characterized by low elevation valleys and lush, rounded mountains. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, and viewing the spectacular Bridal Veil Falls, which tumbles 60 metres over a smooth rock face, creating a “veil-like” effect.

Park Size: 32 hectares

Stay Safe:
  • Bridal Veil Falls is prone to freezing during colder winters, which results in the formation of an unstable wall of ice. During these periods, the base of the falls is an extremely hazardous area. Please use caution at the base of the falls as it may be subject to slippery footing and falling rock or ice.
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Location and Maps

The park is located on the south side of the Fraser River, 16 km east of Chilliwack. Take Exit 135 off Highway 1 and follow the signs. The nearest communities, towns and cities are Bridal Falls and Chilliwack.
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Nature and Culture

  • History - Prior to the park attaining Provincial Park status in 1965, Bridal Veil Falls was used to generate electricity in the early 1900s for the Bridal Falls Chalet. Today, only traces of the concrete foundation for the power generator can be found.
  • Cultural Heritage - Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is located at the site of the ancient village of Popkum which has settlement records dating back to the 1700s. Popkum is a First Nations word meaning “puff ball”, a plant which grows in the area in abundance.
  • Conservation - The park is situated in the Coastal Western Hemlock biogeoclimatic zone. Western red cedar, western hemlock, broadleaf maple, and red alder form a dense canopy over a sparse understory of western sword fern and spiny wood ferns.
  • Wildlife - The significant wildlife species in the park are primarily songbirds and small mammals. Songbird species include the varied thrush, black-throated gray warbler, and red-breasted nuthatch. Transient species include porcupine, Columbia blacktail deer, and black bear.
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Activities Available at this Park

Hiking

Hiking

There is a one loop trail that will take you to the viewing platform near the base of the falls (½ hour return). For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.
Pets on Leash

Pets on Leash

Pets/domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.

Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.
Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There is a viewing platform at the base of Bridal Veil Falls.
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Facilities Available at this Park

Drinking Water

Drinking Water

Cold water taps are located in the day use area. Taps are shut off during the off-season.
Picnic Areas

Picnic Areas

This park has a day-use/picnic area. There are no public shelters available. The Park is closed during the winter due to hazardous conditions and the gate is closed and locked from approximately mid-October thru early-April.
Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit or Flush Toilets

Pit and flush toilets are located throughout the park.
Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Access

Pit toilets are wheelchair accessible.