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Siffleur Falls Trail, David Thompson Corridor

by Karen Ung
Siffleur Falls are located a hop, skip, and a jump off the Icefields Parkway, in the beautiful Kootenay Plains. Cross two bridges – including a cool suspension bridge – and long boardwalk, then enter a peaceful forest. Soon, you come to the edge of a massive gorge and powerfall falls. Keep away from the canyon’s edge and stay behind viewing platforms and railings as there are huge dropoffs with rushing water below. Fun fact: Siffleur falls are named for the whistling sound marmots make (siffleur in French = whistling)!

Trail at a Glance

Trailhead: Siffleur Falls Trailhead, 65 km west of Nordegg (GPS Points: 52.050768, -116.412614)
*If driving from Nordegg, it is 1.7 km past Two O’Clock Creek Campground on the left side of the road.*
Distance: 8 km return (to 1st set of falls)
Elevation gain: 150 m
Difficulty: Easy
Geocaching: Yes
Washrooms: Pit toilets at trailhead
Stroller friendly: Yes, but there is one big hill.
Nearest Campground: Two O’Clock Creek Campground or random camping at Preacher’s Point. Please practice leave no trace.

Siffleur Falls Trail
Siffleur Falls Trail Boardwalk
Please stay on the boardwalk to prevent erosion.

The biggest hill – the rest of the trail is fairly flat.

Siffleur Falls Warning Sign – a common sight as there have been some fatal accidents here.
Siffleur Canyon – stay back from the edge!
Siffleur Canyon
Siffleur Falls
Siffleur Falls Trail Suspension Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River
Two O’Clock Creek Campground
The kids found the hike easy and loved the bridge, boardwalk, and cute geocache near the falls (it’s guarded by a small, magical creature! Hopefully it’s still there when you go!). If you’d like to hike further, there are two more sets of falls. The second set of falls is 2.5 km past the first set, and the third set is hard to find due to a landslide, so I wouldn’t recommend it at this time.
After your hike, relax on the shores of Abraham Lake or try your luck fishing at Fish Lake! For great pie, visit the Miner’s Cafe in Nordegg. Hoodoo Creek is another great hike in the area.
Abraham Lake
Stay tuned for more fun things to do in the David Thompson Corridor!

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Playoutsidegal September 12, 2016 - 3:51 AM

You're welcome!! If you geocache, there's a cute cache near the falls that's guarded by a tiny gnome. Hopefully it's still there!!

AllyH September 12, 2016 - 12:05 AM

This looks like a hike my kids would easily enjoy, thank for the info!

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