This is an easy, family-friendly hike, on a well-established trail. The half-day tour takes us across the Kootenay Plains to the first falls on the Siffleur River. Along the way, we get great views of the surrounding mountains and we get to experience firsthand the local climate that makes this place special.
A great option for families and guests looking to see pretty waterfalls without committing to a long adventure. The hike is approximately 7 km long with an elevation gain of 80 metres.
- You’ll find the information shared with guests here: nordeggadventures.ca/tours/summer/guided-hikes/siffleur-falls.
- The trail guide is available here: explorenordegg.ca/guide/see-do/summer-adventures/hiking/siffleur-falls.
- The pay rate for this tour is 5 hours per tour and the mileage is 130 km per day.
This hike appeals most to curious adventurer families, guests who are new to hiking and social groups. Many are camping in the area or stopping by on their Columbia Icefields drive. This hike is often the reason to visit the region for Albertans here on a day trip.
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The Kootenay Plains is a diverse and special place that harbours a beautiful canyon and waterfall. The dry, montane habitat with it’s storied human history makes this a unique place within the Canadian Rockies.
- The rain shadow and how it impacts the wildlife we find here.
- The delicate soil and how our impacts are long-lasting.
- The warm and dry climate has long attracted humans, from the Ktunaxa to David Thompson and the Palliser Expedition.
- Early ranching and tourism, including Tom Wilson, Mary Schaffer and Martin Nordegg
- The trees and plants that grow there (limber pine, bearberry, wolf willow, white spruce, lodge pole pine)
- Local wildlife
The Adventure Stories
- Canyon and cliff safety
We’ll be updating this section once the destination stories are completed.