James Bruce Falls

James Bruce Falls (unofficial name) is a waterfall in British Columbia, Canada, the highest-measured waterfall of North America and ninth-tallest in the world.[1]

James Bruce Falls
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James Bruce Falls (on the vertical face).
LocationPrincess Louisa Marine Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
Coordinates50°13′08″N 123°46′57″W / 50.21889°N 123.78250°W / 50.21889; -123.78250Coordinates: 50°13′08″N 123°46′57″W / 50.21889°N 123.78250°W / 50.21889; -123.78250
TypeTiered Horsetail
Total height840 metres (2,760 ft)
Total width4.6 metres (15 ft)
World height ranking9th[1]

Located in Princess Louisa Marine Provincial Park, it stems from a small snowfield and cascades 840 metres (2,760 ft) down to Princess Louisa Inlet. Two parallel streams, for which the falls are named, come from this snowfield, and don't have consistent flow throughout the year and during hot summers they usually dry up. The stream flows into Loquilts Creek, which empties into the inlet via the better known Chatterbox Falls.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b "Tallest and Largest Waterfalls at the World Waterfall Database". www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com. Retrieved 2020-11-01.
  2. ^ "James Bruce Falls, British Columbia, Canada". www.worldwaterfalldatabase.com. World Waterfall Database. Retrieved 21 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "First Ascent of Della Falls, the Highest Waterfall in Canada". gripped.com. Gripped Magazine. 7 March 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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