10 Best Waterfalls in Canada

There is something about waterfalls that makes them a great attraction. Watching the water flow forever across rocks is quite beautiful.

If you love such scenes, you need the best place to enjoy them. And that would be Canada.

Canada is a country known across the globe for its natural beauties and majestic landscapes. There are more than 1700 waterfalls in this country, each with its own unique story and beauty to behold. This list of 10 can serve as your starting point if you’ve never seen these incredible sites before or want to explore them again!

With such versatility, it can be a bit hard choosing the ones to visit. And you cannot visit all of them on one tour.

We have picked the ten best ones for you. It was not easy, but you will agree they offer the most attraction. It’s all about fun and entertainment.

While you can see most of them from your car, it would be best to hike. Some will bring you to the bases of waterfalls.

Let’s see these ten waterfalls that everyone is talking about:

1. Niagara Falls

If you have never been to Niagara Falls, you haven’t seen Canada’s best.  This is the largest natural attraction in the country, and in the world.

It’s one of the biggest tourist attractions. You will never get enough of this site on photos and videos. They don’t capture well the over 50 meters high waterfalls. It’s hard believing how wide the falls are too.

Niagara promises the best experience. And the surrounding town comes packed with hotels, restaurants, and other attractions. So, you can book to stay here for days until you have had enough.

2. Virginia Falls

Niagara Falls may get all the glory in Canada’s waterfalls, but Virginia Falls is even taller. It also comes with a similar single-drop style. Its simplicity is impressive.

The tricky part is however in accessing these falls. You will need to head north towards the Nahanni National Park Reserve. If you are brave enough, paddle or raft along the Nahanni River for the perfect view.

3. Pissing Mare Falls

The name of this site may not be the most exciting one, but the scenery will leave you yearning for more. It’s the best place to take pictures from in Canada.

Perhaps you don’t remember the name, but you must have come across the fall in pictures. It forms part of the Western Brook Pond in Gros Morne National Park.

4. Takakkaw Falls

Takakkaw Falls is another attraction site in Canada you want to see. It’s more than 300 meters high and the second tallest in Canada. The waterfall is known for its glaciers, and it is among the most attractive sites in the world.

A winding road allows you to view the fall. Follows a short, paved trail to get the best views. It appears better in the late spring.

5. Helmecken Falls

Talk of the most beautiful waters parks in Canada and Helmecken Falls will not miss on the list. Located in the Wells Gray Provincial Park, this attraction site creates one of the most amazing scenes.

The waters have created a huge canyon at the foot of the falls. You can easily access the site using a road for a closer and better view.

6. Athabasca Falls

Athabasca Falls is located in Jasper National Parks. It’s easily one of the most amazing sites in Canada, and the pride of Alberta.

There is a variety of routes and bridges that allow for multiple viewing points. Most visitors are amazed by the swirling whirlpools and other attractions within the waterfalls.

7. Shannon Falls

Here is another beautiful waterfall flowing over a series of granites cliffs. It falls into the Howe Sound before ending up in the Pacific with such grace and beauty. It’s most attractive during spring and autumn.

8. Nailicho Falls

Nailicho Falls are twice the size of Niagara Falls. It’s a massive waterfall that attracts thousands of visitors. You can access them via a canoe or using a floatplane.

9. Brandywine Falls

Located in British Columbia, the Brandywine falls is a rectangular-shaped waterfall with a great view. It’s perhaps its accessibility that makes it more popular. The strangely dimmed sunlight over it further creates a unique experience.

10. Chute Sainte-Anne

You can never leave Quebec without visiting the Chute Sainte-Anne. A loop trail allows you a better view of the 74-meter waterfall. It features a playground at the visitor’s center where your children can play. Aside from that is the changing colour on leaves. These features create an unimaginable view.


The list of waterfalls in Canada is endless. But these ten should be a good start if you are looking for fun.


  • Article based on personal opinion, experience and research.
  • Photos from Unsplash & canva.