Dawson Falls

Side View of Dawson Falls on South Side of Murtle River at Wells Gray Provincial Park - Clearwater, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 30, 2012: Side view of Dawson Falls


Dawson Falls was discovered in 1913 by land surveyor Robert Henry Lee and named after George Herbert Dawson, the Surveyor-General for British Columbia from 1912-1917. Lee later discovered Helmcken Falls while surveying west from Dawson Falls.

At Dawson Falls, Murtle River drops over layers of lava, forming stepwise cascades. Below the lava are compacted sand and gravel deposits left by a river that predated the volcano eruption in this region 200 million years ago.

Breathtaking Panoramic View of Dawson Falls Cascades at Wells Gray Provincial Park - Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 30, 2012: Breathtaking panoramic view of Dawson Falls cascades



Dawson Falls from South Side Viewpoint of Murtle River at Wells Gray Provincial Park - Clearwater, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 30, 2012: High water makes the waterfall's vertical drop less pronounced.

Hiking Trail Map

Read this article for various hiking trails to Dawson Falls.


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