About Helmcken Falls
Helmcken falls is a 141 m (463 ft) waterfall on the murtle river within wells gray provincial park in british columbia, canada. The protection of helmcken falls was one of the reasons for the creation of wells gray provincial park in 1939.
Helmcken falls is the fourth highest waterfall in canada, measured by total straight drop without a break. Higher canadian waterfalls are hunlen falls in tweedsmuir provincial park, takakkaw falls in yoho national park, and della falls in strathcona provincial park, all in british columbia.
A short paved side road from the main Wells Gray Park road leads to Helmcken Falls. A viewing platform on the rim of the canyon provides a panorama of the falls and canyon.