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Alexander Falls in the Callaghan Valley North of Squamish

Alexander Falls                                                                     Squamish Waterfalls

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Alexander Falls is a relatively unknown waterfall less than an hours drive north of Squamish.  The falls are very beautiful, impressively huge, and very easily viewable.  In fact, you can drive right the nice viewing platform built just before the 2010 Olympics .  The falls are just before Whistler Olympic Park in the Callaghan Valley, halfway to Whistler from Squamish.

The large parking area and viewing platform are located on the edge of a cliff across the gorge from the falls.  Just before the turnoff to Callaghan Lake you will see a sign for Alexander Falls.  The Callaghan Valley is a very nice detour on the way to or from Whistler.  A large highway sign about 20 minutes south of Whistler directs you to the Callaghan Valley and Whistler Alexander Falls in the Callaghan Valley North of SquamishOlympic Park.  Used for the 2010 Olympics for several events, now Whistler Olympic Park is used for cross country skiing in the winter and for site seeing in the summer.

The route from the Sea to Sky Highway to Alexander Falls is a great place to spot bears in the spring, summer and fall.  In the winter the route is snowplowed making Alexander Falls easy to access year-round.

Alexander Falls is dramatically large at 43 metres/141 feet, and one among many beautiful waterfalls in the Sea to Sky to see.  Others include Shannon Falls in Squamish, Brandywine Falls just south of the Callaghan Valley on the Sea to Sky Highway, Rainbow Falls in Whistler and Nairn Falls north of Whistler.  If don't mind a challenging hike, High Falls Creek is a beautiful hike to some impressive waterfalls.

If you are ambitious for a hike there is a trail that starts on the other side of Alexander Falls near the turnoff to Callaghan Lake.  You can also reach the top of the falls by doing a little bushwhacking from the viewpoint.

Alexander Falls, Callaghan Valley, North of Squamish

Alexander Falls, Callaghan Valley, North of Squamish

Directions to Alexander Falls From Squamish/Vancouver:

From Vancouver/Squamish: Head north on Highway 99 towards Whistler. Turn left onto the new Callaghan Valley access road at the sign for Whistler Olympic Park, 40 kilometres from the set of lights at Garibaldi Way in Squamish (Look for the Petro-Canada gas station in Squamish). Follow this road for 8km, keep an eye out on your left for a little sign that directs you to Alexander Falls.  The sign/turnoff is about 1km before Whistler Olympic Park.

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Directions to Alexander Falls From Whistler:

Drive south on the Sea to Sky highway, 6.5 kilometres past the Function Junction lights(the last in Whistler).  Turn right onto the new Callaghan Valley access road at the sign to Whistler Olympic Park.  Follow this road for 8km, keep an eye out on your left for a little sign that directs you to Alexander Falls.  The sign/turnoff is about 1km before Whistler Olympic Park and just before the turnoff to Callaghan Lake.

Other Squamish and Sea to Sky Area Waterfalls:

Shannon Falls: (5 minutes south of Squamish): Steep but short trail, 0.3k hike to waterfalls

High Falls Creek: (40 minutes northwest of Squamish): Steep trail, 2k hike to waterfalls

Brandywine Falls: (20 minutes north of Squamish): Easy, flat trail, 1k hike to waterfalls

Nairn Falls: (60 minutes north of Squamish): Easy, flat trail, 1.2k easy hike to waterfalls

Rainbow Falls: (45 minutes north of Squamish): Steep but short trail, 0.5k hike to waterfalls

Wedgemount Falls: (50 minutes north of Squamish): Steep, difficult 5k hike to viewpoint

 

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