Lundbreck Falls is a pair of spectacular waterfalls just off the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3.) There are viewpoints on both sides of the Crowsnest River as well as a bridge and a path to the base of the falls, but you can view the waterfalls from multiple angles. We visited in August, so if you visit earlier in the year, the volume of water will be even more impressive. This is a perfect place to stop for a picnic and dip your toes in the cool waters.
Lundbreck Falls – the basics
Distance: Less than 1km. If you’re happy with a single viewpoint, you don’t need to walk at all.
Time: 30-45 mins
What to bring: You don’t need much. Bring swimming things if you want to swim in the river.
Facilities: Loos and picnic benches.
Dogs: Dog friendly.
How hard is it? Easy
Lundbreck Falls is impressive for a location that you can reach with hardly any effort!
Waterfall Type: Two separate plunges
Lundbreck Falls – Getting there
Lundbreck Falls location is just off Highway 3, 15 minutes east from the Frank Slide. There is space to park and picnic benches on either side of the waterfall. Most people parked on the northwest side (by the loos) but if you cross the bridge, there is extra parking.
Fancy a swim?
The water near the base of the falls is very shallow. But if you continue beyond the bridge, near the Lundbreck Falls campground, the water is calmer and better for swimming or fishing. Just be ready for cold, glacial water.
In August the water was so shallow that you could easily cross the river under the bridge. But walking over the bridge has better views! There are steps down to the base of the waterfalls on the northwestern side.
This is the close up view from the north west side – not bad eh!?
My favourite spot was down at the base of the falls. You get slightly soggy from all the spray, but it is a beautiful sight.
If you are staying near the Crowsnest Pass, or even just driving through – Lundbreck Falls is a fantastic place to stretch your legs and see the impressive waterfalls. We found a few other fantastic waterfalls in this area, but none were quite as large (or easy to reach) as this one.
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