Cascade Falls Regional Park is a 22 hectare park featuring lush rain forests, scenic waterfalls and magnificent pools. It is located in Electoral Area F just northeast of Mission.
The park's main attraction is Cascade Falls, which drops an impressive 30 metres into a large emerald pool. From here, Cascade Creek runs into a series of smaller waterfalls within a deeply incised gorge as it drops an additional 18 metres before emptying into the tranquil lower pools.
For a closer view of this dramatic waterfall, climb the steep 250 metre trail to our new suspension bridge. Suspended 20 metres above Cascade Creek and spanning 35 metres, the bridge leads to a viewing platform that provides impressive views of both Cascade Creek and Cascade Falls.
Amenities in this park include picnic tables and pit toilets.
WARNING! This area features steep cliffs, slippery rocks and water hazards. To ensure an enjoyable visit, we urge you to follow all the safety precautions outlined on park signage.
Please stay on the marked trails and do not go beyond the fences and railings at any time.
Suspension Bridge FAQ's
Who's footing the bill?
FVRD, Innergex and BC Hydro are all funding this project. Innergex contributed $225,000 for the construction of the suspension bridge and an educational sign on how falling water generates electricity. The FVRD contributed $57,550 to reconstruct the stairs and bridges that lead to the suspension bridge, while BC Hydro's $5,000 contribution will also be used for education purposes relating to the use of hydro power.
Why is Innergex donating money?
Innergex Renewable Energy is a leading Canadian independent renewable power producer that develops, owns and operates run-of-the-river facilities, wind farms and solar farms in BC, Ontario, Quebec and Idaho. Innergex's mission is to produce clean and renewable energy by developing and operating high quality facilities while respecting the environment and serving their host communities, partners and shareholders. Innergex currently operates 7 run-of-the-river hydroelectric facilities in the FVRD, at the north end of Harrison and Stave Lakes.
By building a suspension bridge that offers stunning views of Cascade Falls, both Innergex and the FVRD hope to encourage more people to enjoy the natural beauty our region offers. By providing educational signage, Innergex also hopes to educate and inspire young minds to think about the role renewable energy can play in their future.
Will construction impact the environment?
The FVRD works closely with the Department of Fisheries and the Ministry of Environment throughout the construction phase to minimize any environmental impact. An archeological impact assessment was also conducted.
Will you charge a fee to use the bridge?
No. There is no charge to use the bridge, parking or washroom facilities.
Who do I contact for more information?
Christina Vugteveen, Manager of Parks at 604-702-5077
or Troy Jones, Assistant Manager of Parks at 604-702-5048