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Nairn Falls Provincial Park
Nairn Falls Provincial Park is located on the 'Sea to Sky' Hwy 99, 3 km (2 miles) south of Pemberton.

Travelling 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, Whistler and Pemberton.

Park Highlights
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.

Nairn Falls Trail
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 .

Green River
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.

Campground
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.

Facilities
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.

Reservations
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.

Supplies
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.

Black Bears
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.

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Nairn Falls
Nairn Falls

 

Nairn Falls Trail
Nairn Falls Trail

 

Nairn Falls Viewing Platform
Nairn Falls Viewing Platform

 

Green River
Green River

 

Nairn Falls Campground
Nairn Falls Campground

 

Above Nairn Falls
Above Nairn Falls

 

Green River Potholes
Green River Potholes

 
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