Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park
The name alone evokes visions of joy and beauty. Bridal Falls' popularity is understandable in the context of its setting alone.
Located at the base of Chilliwack's famed Mount Cheam, by Exit 135 of Highway 1, Bridal Falls uses the towering backdrop as both its frame and its protector. The surrounding woodland is lush with trees, ferns and moss, and Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is an ideal destination day park for anyone in love with life itself!
The Bridal Veil Falls cascades almost 400 feet and claims the distinction of being the sixth-highest waterfall in Canada.
Bridal Falls is a world famous hang gliding and paragliding site that is not only flyable but also soarable just about every fair weather day in the summer. There are multiple landing zones and two well-groomed launches: an upper and a lower, both of which require access by four-wheel-drive vehicles. The Lower Launch is only 20 minutes from Highway 1. It is well groomed and is WNW facing at 2,500' (750 m) ASL and is mainly used by paragliders. This launch is not recommended for new pilots due to cross winds normally experienced. Swirling winds at this site make it difficult to launch safely. Be cautious and please contact local pilots before flying. Nonetheless, it is possible to launch from here, bench up to the Upper Launch at 5,000', top land, launch again, top land on lower launch and drive down. A very unique site. Views of the Coast Mountains and the beautiful Fraser Valley with its quilted pastures and snow capped mountains glowing in the fading light of the setting sun are breathtaking. Bridal Falls is suitable for both hang-gliders and para-gliders, and is flyable on almost every day during the summer. The flying season runs from early June to mid September.
The park grounds are an ideal picnic location.
Distance Return: 2km
Time: 1 hour
Degree of difficulty: easy
Bridal Falls Road, Fraser Valley, British Columbia
604 858 8121
604 858 0157