Tangle Falls, about 7km north of Columbia Icefield Centre, is a popular tourist stop along the Icefields Parkway, and is often adorned with professional photographers. The falls are nicely framed with sub-alpine firs and orange tinted rocks, which makes a great slow shutter study when the weather is permissible. You won’t miss this tourist attraction. The waterfall is right by the highway. Very often you can see quite a few people gathering around the falls for photoshooting. If time allows, you may want to hike up the waterfall. Tangle Falls has three major tiers of cascades. Each tier offers different perspectives and details of the falls.
History of Tangle Falls
Though Tangle Creek was named when explorers coming over Wilcox Pass plowed through “tangle” brush and thick undergrowth throughout the drainage, the falls are more deserving of the name, as the upper section of the falls looks “tangled” up in itself.
Exact location of Tangle Falls is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map) or check Icefields Parkway Travel Guide.