Margaret Falls | Shuswap Lake, Salmon Arm

Hiking to the Base and Standing Under Margaret Falls along Reinecker Creek Hiking Trail on the North Shore of Shuswap Lake - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 29, 2012: Margaret Falls at Herald Provincial Park


Shuswap Lake consists of four arms, forming a shape reminiscent of the letter H. To me, it looks like a chromosome!! ò.ó The four arms are called Salmon Arm (southwest, near Town Salmon Arm), Anstey Arm (northeast), Seymour Arm (north), and the main lake (west, connected to Little Shuswap Lake via the Little River). The name “Shuswap” is derived from the Shuswap or Secwepemc First Nations people, the most northern of the Interior Salish peoples. There are several provincial parks in Shuswap Lake, but only a few have waterfalls.

List of Waterfalls in Shuswap Lake

  • Herald Provincial Park: Margaret Falls
    Hiking Distance: 0.5km one way (10min)
    Description: This very scenic hiking trail is short easy and flat, following up Reinecker Creek, with many slanting trees and moss-covered rocks.
    Directions: Margaret Falls Hiking Trail
  • Albas Park of Shuswap Lake Marine Provincial Park: Albas Falls
    Hiking Distance: 3.0km round trip (60min)
    Description: This 3km trail loop follows both sides of Celesta Creek up through a series of five impressive waterfalls.
    Directions: Approx 9.4 km west of Sorrento on Hwy 1, turn left onto Squilax-Anglemont Rd and follow it for approx 46 km to St. Ives. Continue along the Forest Service Rd far up the west side of Seymour Arm to the Albas Provincial Park sign and turn right. The falls drop in a series to the left of the road, with parking at the bottom of the road at the campsite. For water access, dock at Steamboat Bay, located on the other side of the creek from the campsite.
  • North to Silver Beach Provincial Park: Seymour Falls (Seymour River)
    Directions: Traveling west on the Trans Canada Hwy, turn left at Squilax onto Squilax-Angelmont Rd and proceed at least 100 km to the Seymour Arm town site. Follow the Forest Service Rd #1100 past the town site and at the 15 km sign you will cross the Seymour River. Proceed for approx. 1.2 km to the wide spot where the river bends. Park and follow signs.
  • Sicamous Creek Falls Trail
    Directions: Take Hwy 97A along the east side of Mara Lake for 3.6 km from Sicamous. Turn left onto Two Mile Rd and travel for 3.6 km and park on the right. The scenic path slopes down to the base of the falls.

Other waterfalls nearby Shuswap Lake are Crazy Creek Falls (Crazy Creek Boardwalk & Suspension Bridge), Gorge Creek Falls (Malakwa Suspension Bridge), Kay Falls, and Chase Creek Falls (Treetop Flyers Zipline Adventure at Chase Canyon). The first three are along Trans Canada Highway 1, east of Town Sicamous. Chase Creek Falls is located in Town Chase (west tip of Little Shuswap Lake) along Trans Canada Highway 1.

Scenic Margaret Falls Hiking Trail along Reinecker Creek on the North Shore of Shuswap Lake - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, BC, Canada | SAM TSAI . COM

July 29, 2012: Scenic hiking trail to Margaret Falls

Margaret Falls Hikers Footbridge over Reinecker Creek by Shuswap Lake - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 29, 2012: a hiker's foot bridge over a small waterfalls on Margaret Falls trail

Small Waterfalls along Scenic Margaret Falls Hiking Trail in Shuswap Lake - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, BC, Canada | TSAI . COM

July 29, 2012: hike down to the base of the waterfalls

Margaret Falls Hiking Trail along Reinecker Creek by Shuswap Lake - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 29, 2012: Margaret Falls trail is an easily accessible venue for wedding, portrait, and family photography.

Scenic Margaret Falls Hiking Trail in Shuswap Lake - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, BC, Canada | TSAI . COM

July 29, 2012: probably the most photographed section of the trail...I wonder what the trail will look like in autumn...

Margaret Falls Hiking Trail along Reinecker Creek by Shuswap Lake - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 29, 2012: Moss-covered rocks, slanting trees, wild flowers, giant ferns, little creek...tranquil and magnificent.



Rustic Log Bridge in Front of Margaret Falls in Shuswap Lake - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, BC, Canada | TSAI . COM

July 29, 2012: A rustic log bridge below Margaret Falls

Side View of Margaret Falls in Shuswap Lake - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 29, 2012: side view of Margaret Falls

Climb Up Steep Cliff Along Margaret Falls in Shuswap Lake - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, BC, Canada | TSAI . COM

July 29, 2012: Climb up the steep cliff along Margaret Falls

Rock Climbing on Magnificent Margaret Falls in Shuswap Lake - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada | SAMTSAI.COM

July 29, 2012: Ta-dah! Up on the steep cliff.

Margaret Falls in Shuswap Lake in Summer Season - Herald Provincial Park - Salmon Arm, BC, Canada | TSAI . COM

July 29, 2012: The waterfalls is pretty decent in size. Look how small I am!

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