On our staycation Ben and I had one day trip that we wanted to repeat from two summers ago: The kayak and hike up to Widgeon Falls. We had the perfect crisp and sunny Autumn day for the journey.
We also had the whole place to ourselves. Widgeon Falls can only be accessed by paddle boat and is roughly an hour long row. The hike up to the falls is another hour making it a six hour round trip if you relax at the end of the trail for a while.
Words are woefully inadequate to describe the beauty of British Columbia’s parks, forests and mountains but I’ll try. With every step the sun cast new shadows and light through the tree limbs and onto the moss covered forest floor. There were moments the forest glowed florescent green until the colour was soaked up by the brick red of fallen leaves and pine needles. At the falls, massive boulders are carved out by the rapids to form little slides and pools. I sucked it in through all my senses, I tried to take photos to capture it for you, but really, Widgeon Falls should be on your bucket list!
I would rate the hike as easy for those in moderately good shape and family friendly for kids age 7 and up. Just remember you have to boat in all your gear, especially if you plan to camp overnight. There is an outhouse and camping spots at the end of the boat ride but no fires allowed at any time.
“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.” – G.K. Chesterton