Seen from the David Thompson Highway is a large pull off (as long as not busy could fit a few vehicles with holiday trailers - must get turned around before parking for an easy time getting out, should the parking lot get busy). There are out houses here. A 7 min walk to the suspension bridge crossing the North Saskatchewan River. Then a few minutes walk over a raised boardwalk path through picturesque open fields dotted with evergreen trees. The trail then starts and is wide and easy through to a small river with a walking bridge. This is about the half way point - 25 min walk. The trail from here is fairly good but there is some steep inclines, with a narrower trail. Not dangerous, but one just needs to be careful. There are about 3 safe outlooks into the canyon and waterfall. Lots of shade here and a nice place to stop for a snack or picnic lunch. There are supposed to be a couple more waterfalls further up stream, but we read they were not worth going to, unless you just enjoy the hiking. As it was it was a 2.5 hour trip for us and we were moving quick coming back as a thunder storm was chasing us! Make sure to take at least one bottle of water per person. Our kids filled their bottles in the river upstream of the falls (and no one got sick!). Unless you have a very active and energetic child, this is probably not good for a child under 6-7 yrs. We tried this a few years ago when the youngest was in a backpack and one of our other kids was 5 and we turned around at the second river. As one of the other reviews mentions, this is a good hike, but not for wimps! We were pooped when we got back!
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