Going Loco at Brandywine Falls, British Columbia

The bustling Olympic ski resort of Whistler in British Columbia is a fantastic destination, no matter what time of year. There’s no end of outdoorsy things to do, from ATVing to ziplining. You can even go skiing!

But if you fancy a break from the adrenaline, you could do a lot worse than head about 10 miles south of Whistler’s centre, to the beautiful Brandywine Falls Provincial Park. There you can go for a hike along part of the Sea To Sky Trail to the lovely waterfall that gives the park its name.

In its entirety, the Sea To Sky Trail is a long distance footpath that stretches roughly 110 miles, from Squamish on the coast to D’Arcy in the Rocky Mountains via the Sea to Sky Corridor.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to walk that far from the Provincial Park’s parking lot to reach the waterfall! In fact, it’s less than a mile to the falls and back. On the way the trail crosses the railway line that runs from Vancouver up into the mountains.

IMG_8263IMG_8262The footpath takes you to a lookout at the edge of the gorge that Brandywine Creek has carved into the bedrock. From there you have spectacular views of the waterfall, plunging 230 feet into the depths below.

IMG_8271IMG_8265IMG_8269IMG_8264A little further on, you get a wonderful vista of Daisy Lake, nestled between the mountains.

IMG_8272The time I was at Brandywine Falls Provincial Park we had an added bonus. On the way back to the car, we heard the sound of a locomotive whistling in the distance (which seemed appropriate, given where we were). We got back to the crossing, just in time to see it pass…

IMG_8275IMG_8276This post was inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, which this week is Wood and Metal and of course Jo’s Monday Walk.

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12 Responses to Going Loco at Brandywine Falls, British Columbia

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Tracks are perfect for wood and metal. Thanks for playing along.

  2. restlessjo says:

    I do love a waterfall Jaspa! Would love to go walking in this area. Thank you!

  3. Anisa says:

    I remember stopping at these falls on the way to Whistler a few years ago. There are so many great hiking places around Whistler. I really liked the Joffre Lakes hikes.

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  5. Heyjude says:

    Awfully pretty area Jasper, and I am so glad you weren’t on that track when the train came!

  6. VioletSky says:

    A waterfall and a train – a joyous walk indeed!

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