Bridal Falls is situated at the foot of snow-capped Mt. Cheam on the south side of the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1). Home to Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, the 'veiled' waterfalls which are the 6th largest falls in Canada, draw thousands of visitors each year. Bridal Falls is also a popular base for tourists to explore the Fraser Valley.
Bridal Falls is located on the south side of the Fraser River in the Fraser Valley, just 100 km (62 mi) east of Vancouver and 16 km (10 mi) east of Chilliwack. Take Exit 135 eastbound off the Trans-Canada Highway 1, or Exit 138 westbound.
Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park is a scenic day-use area. The landscape encompassing the park is characterized by low elevation valleys and lush, rounded mountains. Visitors can enjoy picnicking, hiking, and viewing the spectacular Bridal Veil Falls, which tumbles 60 metres over a smooth rock face, creating a "veil-like" effect.
With an excellent trail system including a floating walkway, the Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park is popular with hikers, bird-watchers and for picnicking. Open year-round the park is located 16 km (10 mi) east of Chillwack on the north side of the Trans Canada Highway 1, Exit 135 eastbound and Exit 138 westbound, then via Highway 9 and east onto Yale Road and follow signs.
Minter Gardens has been in operation for over 30 years. A 32 acre world-class show garden designed to dazzle the senses changes with the seasons. Check out the over 100,000 tulips in the spring, rose garden in the summer, 1,000 trees, woodlands, brooks and waterfalls plus thousands of annuals that provide a riot of colour throughout the growing season. Restaurants, gift & plant shop are on site.
Fun for the whole family, this summer season waterpark located in Bridal Falls has a kiddies slide and pool, tube slides, intermediate and advanced slides. In addition, there is a hot tub, mini golf and picnic area.
Bridal Falls is famous for hanggliding and paragliding and is soarable just about every fair weather day in the summer. There are multiple landing zones and two well-groomed launches: an upper and a lower, both of which require access by four-wheel-drive vehicles. The Lower Launch is only 20 minutes from Highway 1.
At the base of Mt. Cheam is the Bridal Falls Golf Club, an attractive Executive 9 hole course. The golf club has been cut from natural rain forest with two large lakes and many large river/silica sand bunkers. Bridal Falls Golf Club is well-known for challenging greens and spectacular views of Bridal Veil Falls and the surrounding mountains.
Tourism Chilliwack Visitor Centre
44150 Luckakuck Way (Exit 116 off Hwy 1)
Chilliwack, BC V2R 4A7
Toll Free: 1-800-567-9535
Background Photo Credit: Destination British Columbia