Bridal Veil Falls

October 10, 2003

Province: Ontario

Location: Agawa Canyon Park

Height: 225

Crest: 15?

Water Source: Tributary of the Agawa River

Waypoint: 47.413N 84.469W

Summary: Bridal Veil falls is located in Agawa Canyon Park, which is only easily accessible by rail. If you like trains and waterfalls, then the Algoma Central Tour Train might be just the thing for you.

Bridal Veil Falls is one of the three waterfalls in Agawa Canyon Park, which is most easily reached by means of the Algoma Central Railway. The park is maintained as a scenic stop by the railway. The Agawa Canyon is on the edge of Lake Superior Provincial Park, and can also be reached by a hike of several days.

Bridal Veil Falls can be seen from the train as you enter or leave the canyon. The falls lands in the Agawa River on the side opposite the park. It is a short walk on a level groomed trailed from the train to the viewing area. Getting closer to the falls would require you to somehow cross the river. People do canoe down the Agawa River, and the train will transport your canoe for you.

The water level varies greatly on these falls throughout the year. I have seen pictures where hardly any water is visible.

The park claims the falls is 225 feet high. It is hard to tell how high the cliff on the opposite side of the river is. If those trees on top of the falls are 50 feet high then 200 feet is a believable. The 120 foot high Kakabeka Falls is often listed as the highest waterfall in the Lake Superior watershed, but the falls here are apparently considerably higher.

[Lake Superior] [Lake Superior Provincial Park] Nearby Falls

There are two other falls in the park. The equally impressive North and South Black Beaver Falls are on the opposite canyon wall. The smaller Otter Creek Falls are on the far end of the park, which is less than half a mile away. The train leaves from Sault Ste. Marie, where you will find Crystal Falls.

If you are willing to do some bushwhacking, Railway Lake Falls, Shannon Lake Creek Falls, Raindrop Lake Falls, Blackspruce River Falls, and Parch Creek Falls are all in the area. These are all wild waterfalls and there are no trails to any of them. Railway Lake is the nearest and is about 1 mile to the east. Parch Creek Falls is about 15 miles to the north.

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October 10, 2003

October 10, 2003

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