I love waterfalls because they tend to flip any ho-hum feelings about winter rain here in BC. So, on a recent trip to Whistler, I made sure to visit the lovely Nairn Falls.
The waterfall is located near Pemberton, in Nairn Falls Provincial Park. Although I pulled into the parking lot fairly late, at about 2 p.m., there was still plenty of daylight to follow the 1.5 km (0.9 mile) hike out to the viewing area.
On the bank of the Green River, the hike itself is serene and flat. And when the trail does rear up to climb a steep rocky slope and some stairs, the falls are just ahead. The walk takes about 20 minutes one-way.
Nairn Falls plunges in two main tiers. The upper falls (left) is sandwiched between cliffs, and has blasted pools and underwater passageways at its base. A lower spout (below) erupts next to a fenced-in viewing area.
Both cascades are thundering powerhouses, and both are fueled by that lovely wintertime precipitation.
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