• Difficulty Easy
  • Time 1.5 hours
  • Round-Trip 3km
  • Elevation Gain minimal
  • Season year-round
  • Camping Yes
  • From Vancouver 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Public Transit No
  • Dog Friendly Yes

Nairn Falls is located along the Sea To Sky Highway (Highway #99) between Whistler and Pemberton. It's a nice, short hike to a beautiful waterfall. After parking, start the hike to the falls from the right side of the parking lot. The trail follows alongside the river with minimal elevation change for about 1.5km.

When you come upon a large rocky area, walk up to the top where there is a platform. This is your first viewpoint of Nairn Falls where you can see the upper section. Between the falls and where the river continues, there appears to be a rocky ledge blocking the flow of water. Years of erosion have created water flows underneath this rocky ledge which are not visible.

After enjoying the first falls, walk down the rocky area towards the chain-link fence below and follow this fence to the left. There is an opening that you can continue down, eventually getting to the lowest accessible point. Here you can see the lower falls tumbling down into the canyon. Across the canyon are logs and rocks that are part of the debris that has come down with the falls over the years.

After taking some photos and resting on the rocks, make your way back up the rocky area to the trail for the short walk back to the parking lot.


The view of Nairn Falls from the top platform.
The view of the lower section of Nairn Falls.

How to get to Nairn Falls

Estimated Driving Time from Vancouver
2 hours 20 minutes

Nairn Falls is located along the Sea To Sky Highway (Highway #99) 29km north of Whistler and just 3km south of Pemberton. The falls are easily accessible with a large parking lot and markings to the start of the trail that leads to the falls.

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Additional Info

Camping at Nairn Falls

The campsite at Nairn Falls just south of Pemberton, BC, is accessible by vehicle and has several facilities during the summer months.

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Dogs at Nairn Falls

Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times within the Nairn Falls Park area. Please pick up after your dog and dispose of all waste in designated, bear proof garbage bins.

Toilets at Nairn Falls

Washroom facilities are located in the camping area by the parking lot before starting the trail to Nairn Falls.

Dogs, Toilets and Camping

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