Helmcken Falls, Wells Gray Provincial Park, B.C.

AUGUST 2002 – Helmcken Falls at the Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Columbia, is 137 Meters high and the fourth largest waterfall in Canada. © Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com


The story behind the image

We approached the Canadian Rocky Mountains from the west, coming from Clearwater which was our last stopover before Jasper. Clearwater is a busy community south of the Wells Gray Provincial Park with several stunning hikes and viewpoints. It is less busy compared to the Jasper National Park, though, which makes it very attractive for those looking for a peaceful time out in the woods.

This image shows Helmcken Falls at the Wells Gray Provincial Park, 137 Meters high and the fourth largest waterfall in Canada. You can reach the viewing platform after an easy, short walk which is wheelchair accessible.

As you can see, the weather was just so-so. It had rained earlier that day, so we were happy that at least the sun was coming out for a few minutes. Yet, I like this image as it shows the raw power and majestic appearance of the water that thunders down.


The high resolution image

Capture Date19-AUG-2002
LocationWells Gray Provincial Park, B.C., Canada
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image SourceFuji Slide Film
Digital Image SourceMinolta Dimage Scan Elite II
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions2494 x 3836 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/zanzig.com

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