#1 THE NATURAL WATERSLIDE
The best way to spend a summer afternoon is driving along the dusty road above Arrow Lakes and ending at the natural waterslide. Seeing a waterfall is exciting enough, but getting to experience sliding down one? 10x more fun.
#2 THE BASIN
Visiting the Basin brings to mind stories that my father told me about his childhood, and how he fished above the falls. It's no surprise that one of my favourite family photos is in front of them, taken on a day filled with fishing and dipping our toes in the chilly water from the rocky ledges.
#3 TULIP CREEK FALLS
I can't count the number of times that I've been up to Tulip Creek Falls, probably somewhere in-between "people are sick of me posting about them" and "not enough". Whether the falls are iced over in January, or at the peak of spring runoff, they're constantly spectacular to photograph.
#4 FLETCHER FALLS
I hadn't heard about Fletcher Falls until early 2015 while searching online for some new photography locations, the online description of the falls did no justice to the real thing. The descent to the falls took us by moss covered trees and sun rays caused by all the mist in the air, and the washed out boardwalks to the base of the 50ft falls were only a short walk from the shore of Kootenay Lake.
#5 WILSON CREEK FALLS
I've only been to Wilson Creek Falls once, and I'll definitely be back again because this massive 207ft waterfall does not disappoint. The hike leads down through towering moss covered forests and cool refreshing mist greets you when you reach the end of the trail; as does one of the most spectacular sights in the West Kootenay region.