Waterfalls

Brenda Falls

Brenda Falls is located on the way to Sugar Lake. From Lumby drive 22 km east on Hwy 6 and turn left onto Sugar Lake Rd at Frank's General Store. From Frank's Store travel an additional 24 km to reach Sugar Lake and when you cross the bridge at Sugar Lake, drive 200 metres and turn left on Rieter Creek Rd. Follow the road until you reach the first fork in to road about 1/2 km. Taking the left fork you will shortly come to a gate. Park shortly before the gate, pulling off to the side as much as possible. Walk around the gate and follow the road to the old parking lot near the river. You may view the falls from the parking lot or choose to access a viewing area below the falls. The trail is not marked but is located through the trees and views the lower part of the falls. This trail is short and quite steep. A secondary view point can be found on Sugar Lake Rd on the left hand side before you come to the bridge. This is clearly marked with a BC Hydro Sugar Lake Dam Viewpoint Sign. Park on the side of the road in the small gravel area and walk through the gate into the picnic area. You can view the dam from the picnic area or there is a steep gravel trail that goes down to the dam level for better viewing.
Cascade Falls

To get to Cascade Falls from Lumby, travel north on Mabel Lake Road and follow this paved road for 36 kilometres through a picturesque landscape of farmland and ranches. The road then turns to gravel for an additional 14 kilometres. Located at the 15-1/2 forestry kilometre marker, you will find the unmarked trail head which will take you to Cascade Falls. The trailhead and parking area are located on the right hand side of a hairpin turn. The trail is generally in very good condition and is about a 5 to10 minute walk. The grade is moderate with winds through a moss-lined gully along a crystal clear stream. There are picnic tables and a pit toilet on site.

While travelling to Cascade Falls, you will pass Shuswap Falls and Mabel Lake Provincial Park. The park contains a number of clean, sandy beaches, a playground, and walking trails. The parking lot for Cascade Falls is 13 km past the turn off to the Mabel Lake Provincial Park.

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls is the longest drive at approximately 70 km from downtown Lumby. The trip, however, is definitely worth it as is evident when you enter the headwaters of the Shuswap watershed and Monashee Provincial Park. The interior rainforest of the Monashees hosts plenty of old growth Cedar, Fir and Spruce trees, as well as several views of towering mountain peaks along the way that offer excellent photo opportunities. To visit Rainbow Falls from Lumby, drive 22 km east on Hwy 6 and turn left onto Sugar Lake Rd at Frank's General Store. From Frank's Store travel an additional 24 km to reach Sugar Lake. Cross the bridge and drive an additional 22 km further on the gravel road. Turn right at 22 km onto Spectrum Creek Road where signs are visible pointing to Monashee Provincial Park. After driving another 3 km towards Monashee Provincial Park, you will see the turn-off to the falls on your left. Travel ½ km to the Rainbow Falls parking lot where you will see the trailhead leading to the falls. The trail down to the falls is approximately a 5 to 10 minute walk and in excellent condition, but watch your step, as there may be some slippery sections along the way.
Shuswap Falls

Shuswap Falls at the Wilsey Dam site is an excellent place for a picnic. You may take a walk on several trails and observe a working hydroelectric dam. Shuswap Falls is a maintained BC Hydro Recreation site with a parking lot, picnic tables, interpretive signs, and pit toilets. There is a great viewing platform that overhangs the spillway offering a 'bird's-eye-view' of the falls and dam. During the spring runoff the roar of the water can be heard from quite a distance. To travel to the Shuswap Falls Recreation site from Lumby, head north on Shuswap Avenue, the name of the road changing to Mabel Lake Road on the outskirts of the Village. Follow Mabel Lake Road for 15 km from Lumby to a bridge that crosses over the Shuswap River. After crossing the bridge, drive another 500 metres to the turnoff on your left. The parking lot gate is open from May to October, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

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