• Difficulty Easy
  • Time 0.5 hours
  • Round-Trip 0.5km
  • Elevation Gain 30 meters
  • Season year-round
  • Camping No
  • From Vancouver 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly On-Leash

The hike to Burnett Falls is a short, uphill route that ends at a spectacular view of the waterfall across the canyon. The hike is generally accessed year-round and the waterfall is best viewed during the winter and spring when there is more runoff flowing down the creek.

Starting at the trail next to the metal gate, begin hiking uphill as you pass through an area that was recently logged. Just after passing a picnic table on the left, the trail veers to the right and enters the forest, following a much more scenic route.

The path begins to climb at a steeper pace as you can hear the rushing water down, to your right. There is a wooden bench conveniently located part way up the hill to stop and also peer down into the canyon below.

Continue following the path and within a few minutes, you reach the end where another wooden bench sits in front of a viewpoint of Burnett Falls.

After enjoying the view of the falls, hike back downhill, making your way past the bench and out of the forest, passing the picnic table. Just a few more steps and you will find yourself back at the metal gate where you began.

How to get to Burnett Falls

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
2 hours, 30 minutes

The trail to Burnett Falls is located north of Sechelt, near Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. This trail is located on the Sunshine Coast, so if you are driving from Vancouver, you will have to take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale.

To drive to the trailhead, drive to the town of Sechelt and at the main traffic light at the Sunshine Coast Highway and Wharf Avenue, turn right. Follow Wharf Avenue north, watching for signs to Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. At the stop sign, turn right onto East Porpoise Bay Road. Drive for about 3km along as East Porpoise Bay Road becomes Sechelt Inlet Road. Turn right onto Burnett Road and drive along the gravel and up the hill towards a metal gate. Park near this metal gate as the trail begins from this point.

View a map of Driving directions to Burnett Falls.

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Additional Info

Camping at Burnett Falls

Camping is not permitted at Burnett Falls.

Dogs at Burnett Falls

Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Please ensure to pick up after your dog and remove all dog poop and bags from the park area.

Toilets at Burnett Falls

There are no toilet facilities along the trail to Burnett Falls.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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