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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 Veil Falls Provincial Park, from which the community gets it’s name, is a scenic day-use area. The landscape encompassing the park is characterised 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.
The region is known for hang-gliding and paragliding, soarable nearly 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. This coupled with an excellent trail system through the scenery, and an attractive 9-hole golf course make Bridal Falls a great Summer get-away.
Bridal Falls is situated at the foot of snow-capped Mt. Cheam on the south side of the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1), 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.
The falls were named in the 19th century by the village of Popkum, which in the 20th century used it for a source of hydroelectricity for a chalet and heated swimming pool. Later tourist attractions in the area were a Flintstones-themed waterpark and similar family entertainments. The existing water park is fun for the whole family, it has a kiddies slide and pool, tube slides, intermediate and advanced slides. In addition, there is a hot tub, mini golf and picnic area.