River/Creek · Waterfall
To find Overlander Falls Trail, from the Mt. Robson Provincial Park Visitor Center, cross the highway and hike up the road that goes to the campground. Continue on this road, past the campground, to where the road crosses the Fraser River. The trailhead is on the left (east) side of the road, just before the bridge over the Fraser River.
Overlander Falls Trail immediately enters the woods, which are primarily pine trees with dense undergrowth. The Fraser River is nearby to the right of the trail and can easily be heard. The trail follows the Fraser River up to Overlander Falls. There are great views of the river and the mountains through the trees. Sections of the river are narrower with high canyon-like walls, and other sections are wider with less dramatic shores. Regardless, the river is always there and beautiful with its cascades and turquoise color from its glacier-fed sources.
After 1.5 miles, the Overlander Falls viewpoint is reached. Overlander Falls is named for a large party from Ontario that courageously traveled overland to British Columbia in 1862, a time when people typically went to British Columbia by boat around South America. This party became known as the Overlanders and passed by here.
Shared By: Joan Pendleton