Falls Provincial Park
Nairn Falls Provincial Park is located on the 'Sea to Sky' Hwy 99,
3 km (2 miles) south of Pemberton.
Here From the Lower Mainland
To get here from the Lower Mainland, travel towards West
Vancouver from Downtown Vancouver and through Stanley Park over
the Lions Gate Bridge
on Hwy 99 or go towards the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge on Hwy
1 and proceed onto Hwy 99. Once on Hwy 99, travel towards the BC
Ferries Terminal at Horseshoe
Bay, then proceed on the exit north to Squamish,
The main highlight of the park is the 60 metres (198 feet) high
Nairn Falls that is situated upstream from the parking lot on the
Green River. The park also features one other walk along the Green
River around Coudre Point plus a walk just outside the park boundary
to nearby One Mile Lake where you can find swimming and a kids'
play area. Nairn Falls Provincial Park also has a number of wildlife
and nature viewing opportunities.
The one-way, 1.5 km (.94 mile) walk to Nairn Falls just below the
CN Railway is fairly level along a mostly dirt path just above the
torrential flowing Green River. Once near the falls, the terrain
on the trail changes to a rock face with various views of the falls
and rushing current. There is a safe fenced viewing platform overlooking
Nairn Falls where you can get a great view of the Green River roaring
and cascading through potholes carved out of the rock shelf .
The trail into Nairn Falls goes along the extremely cold Green River.
Please play it safe especially with children when walking near the
river. Dogs have to be on leash within the park with no mountain-biking
or cycling on the trail to Nairn Falls allowed. Proper and sturdy
footwear is recommended with the trail traversing the steep bank
above the swiftly flowing Green River. Just a reminder that the
rocks, whether in wet or dry conditions, near the falls or along
the banks of the Green River can be very slippery and dangerous.
The campground has 94 sites vehicle-accessible campsites with the
majority being on a first-come, first-served basis. The campground
is set in a mostly shaded tree area away from Hwy 99 so, during
the night the campsites have little or no noise from vehicles travelling
on the highway. There is one group campsite that can accommodate
16 to 30 people.
The campground has limited facilities with two sets of pit toilets
available and two hand pump water stations situated throughout the
campground. The campsites are small to medium size, have campfire
rings and are mostly shaded and made fairly private with trees including
BC's floral emblem, the western flowering Pacific Dogwood, growing
in the campground. There is a day-use area near the entrance with
two picnic tables available with no picnicking in the campground
allowed. There is no public phone at the park and no flush toilets
available, only pit-type.
Of all the campsites, 40 sites are available for reservation. If
you want to be guaranteed a site at Nairn Falls, because of the
close proximity of Whistler, you have to arrive very early or definitely
have reservations through Discover Camping, especially on weekends.
For supplies, the closest place is in Pemberton only 3 km (1.9 miles)
away. Here you can find fuel, groceries, pay phones, pubs, cafés
and restaurants. For more variety of services and activities other
than Pemberton, Whistler is only 32 km (20 miles) away on Hwy 99,
about a 20-to-30 minute drive.
The area around Nairn Falls Provincial Park is well known to have
Black Bears that frequent regularly. Please play it safe when experiencing
a bear encounter and practise safe animal procedures.