Spahats Falls (winter), Wells Gray Provincial Park

About this Site

Spahats Creek Falls is off the main road into Wells Gray Park, shortly after entering the park from Clearwater.  Though not the iconic image that Helmcken is known for, Spahats is impressive in its own right.  It drops 80 meters to the  floor of the basin.  When you walk in from the parking lot, once through the forest, the view is breathtaking, looking across the basin and down into the valley below.

There are two aspects of Spahats which I really like.  Firstly, the ice buildup is so cool.  The cone attaches to the rock and flows down to the floor.  And the ice is bluish, much like a glacier.  Definintely check out the panoramas to see this. 

The other thing is the falls are fed through a keyhole in the rock.  Check out the video titled "Inner Falls".  I took the drone right up to the keyhole and peered in.  Inside is like a magical little world, with its own icy falls feeding a pool that then drains to the main falls.       

Here is a link to the Wells Gray waterfalls page. With waterfalls, the more water, the better. Spahats was a bit of a dribble in late March.  I plan to make a trip in the spring when the rivers a full. So stay tuned.

Photos

Video

Panoramas

Most of these panoramas are 360 degree, though one is 180 degrees, across the cliff face.  The Panorama looks best if viewed in full screen. Click on the icon on the upper right hand corner (with 4 arrows pointing outward).

To properly view the Panoramas, if you have a touch screen, drag your finger across the screen and the Panorama scrolls around. Same effect using a mouse (click and hold) on a non-touch device.

Also, with a phone or a tablet, you should be able to stand, hold the device level with your eyes and turn around. The image should scroll as if you are actually there turning your head.