8 Waterfalls In BC You Can Actually Swim In This Summer

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Editor’s note: Please use caution when swimming in nature, especially if you are in an unfamiliar area. Be especially careful when entering the water, we do not advise diving or jumping off cliffs as serious injuries may occur.

Sometimes going for a swim in a pool just doesn’t quite cut it.

Luckily in BC, we are surrounded by a abundance of beautiful beaches, lakes and rivers that you can dip yourself in. However, for a even more unique experience, you should try swimming by a waterfall at least once in your life.

Immerse yourself into nature by taking a dip in a swimming hole near one of BC’s most beautiful and majestic waterfalls.

RELATED: 5 Freshwater Swimming Holes Near Vancouver To Dip Into This Summer

BC Waterfalls You Can Swim In

Cascade Falls

 

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You’ll find these beautiful falls just Northeast of Mission. The swimming hole is right at the foot of the high waterfall in Cascade Falls Regional Park.

Gold Creek Falls

 

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Check out the swimming hole near these gorgeous falls in Golden Ears Provincial Park. You can reach this area by hiking through a beautiful stretch of forest on the Lower Falls Trail. This is one of their most popular hikes, and is located near Maple Ridge, B.C.

Kennedy Falls

 

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Go for a hike along the Big Cedar and Kennedy Falls trail in North Vancouver and be greeted with a spectacular waterfall. On your way there, the trail also passes an enormous old-growth cedar tree.

Brandywine Falls

This magical spot is located in between Whistler and Garibaldi. Check out Swim Lake Trail for a swimming hole that will leave you relaxed and rejuvenated.

Crystal Falls

 

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Unfortunately, in recent years the trail to Crystal Falls in Coquitlam has been closed due to it being on private property. However, if you do get a chance to visit, this was known to be a great place for a swim in the river or in the canyon pools just above the falls.

Twin Falls

 

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A popular site in Metro Vancouver, the stunning Lynn Canyon Park in North Vancouver for lots of beautiful spots to take a swim near the falls.

Mill Creek Falls

 

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These falls are located in the Okanagan by Kelowna and are surrounded by lush trails and wildlife. Imagine dipping your feet in to cool off on a hot day after a lovely hike.

Norvan Falls

 

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This gem is located in the Lynn Headwaters Regional Park and is a secluded place to be one with nature. A waterfall located is located on a perfect hike that can be completed just about anytime throughout the year.

 

For more magical places in BC, check out our Travel & Outdoors section.

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